What to wear!

You have finally booked in those family photos that you have been meaning to do for ages and one of the questions that we often get asked is what should you wear for your family shoot.  These will be portraits that you cherish for years to come so it is a good idea to spend some time on thinking what the family will wear so that it works together.  Of course we’re not talking about matching outfits but colours that compliment each other etc.  This can sometimes be a bit overwhelming and requires too much thinking time so we have come up with a quick and easy checklist for you!

Be comfortable: Choose an outfit that you feel comfortable in and like wearing.  A pair of good and classic jeans always works well.

Keep in simple: It’s best to avoid large logos, stripes, busy patterns and prints.  Choosing items that are timeless tends to work better.

Think about the location: What style of portrait are you after?  Do you want something casual or more formal?   A more casual style in an outdoor location looks amazing.

Colour Palette: Try and choose colours that work well together.  The use of solid, natural and neutral tones with a splash of colour works really well.

Accessories: These can really compliment your outfit.  Try to avoid overwhelming ‘add-ons’ but hats, scarves, hair accessories can really bring an outfit together.

Mum’s – treat yourself!  How about having your hair blow-dried at a salon before your shoot?   If you are anything like me you love a hair treat and it will make you feel fantastic and gorgeous!

Feel free to bring more than one outfit or top for all family members – even out on location we can always find somewhere suitable to change!