Five Tips For Choosing Your Family Portrait Outfits

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It’s that time of the year where you might want to take advantage of summer tans, a less hectic schedule and perhaps your college student being at home, to arrange a family portrait.  I’ve pulled together some tips and inspiration to hopefully make the event stress-free.

1. Your goal with the clothing choices is to coordinate, not match.

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2. Pick an inspiration piece and go from there. For example, a floral dress or a plaid shirt.

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3. If the family portrait will be displayed in your home, decide if you would like the outfits to coordinate with your room color palette.

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4. Consider your background color, if there will be one, and work around that for your outfit selections.

5. Find great color combinations on this website: http://www.design-seeds.com/.  Fun to explore and see whats appeals to you. The collage below is what I used when coordinating my family pic.

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5. Get inspiration online. I’ve gathered a bunch for you on my Pinterest Board ~ Family Photos What to Wear.

If you feel overwhelmed by the thought of pulling this all together, I would love to assist.  After listening to your ideas and vision, I will “shop your closets” striving to use the clothing you already own and if needed or desired by you, I will shop for any necessary pieces. Please contact me for a complimentary consultation.

 

Photo credits: First: Laci Davis. Second: Shannamichelle. Third: Amelia Lyon. Fourth: My sister Cindy’s darling family photographed by Wendy Muller. Last photo: Jeffrey Bohmann Nework Photography.

 

 

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