Outdoors: Siblings and families
photograph well in complimentary clothing, but it certainly doesn’t have to match. To choose coordinated outfits easily, figure out Mom and daughter’s clothes first since clothing stores tend to offer more color and style choices for females. Then pick out Dad and son’s outfits in coordinating colors and subdued patterns. Layers are best. Layering adds interest to the photograph and allows us to change the look very easily. Textured materials like jeans, knit scarves and hats photograph well. Feel free to look at my inspiration board on Pinterest
. Wardrobe choices to avoid:
solid black shirts (unless they are layered under a jacket or sweater), writing or logos on shirts, and too many bold patterns (mix one bold pattern with solid colors on the other family members). Do not plan on several outfit changes – the kids don’t like it and it disrupts the flow of the session. Stick to one outfit and add layers to change the look. Be careful of trends. If you mix a few trendy pieces with more classic pieces, your photograph won’t become dated as quickly. Last, if you or your family needs haircuts, plan them about two weeks ahead of time :).