Picking Clothes (Family Portrait)
Below are some color pegs that you can check out. At least to start planning your clothes. This will be exciting! I won't ask you to buy new clothes. You can check your closets to know which colors you already have. Or well, this can be an excuse to do some shopping! :)
For some fun, we can do themes. Usually for a portrait session, two to three clothes changes are okay. If there are young kids who get bored easily, three might be pushing it. But some kids manage! You will know the temperament of your kids best. :)
Here are just some of the themes:
If you want a more organic feel for your images, check out the Farrow and Ball color palette. below.
Here are just some reminders when picking out clothes:
Keep it simple. Styles change and logos can look dated in a few years. Think timeless!
Don’t match your colors exactly. Like everyone wearing same color of clothes. Choose a color palette (check out the color pegs) and select some colors that go together but will keep the pictures interesting. Single colored clothes work well.
Patterns, why not? Although logo’s aren’t good, patterns are a nice way of creating dimention in the pictures. If you have a particular dress or outfit that is patterned, use this as your central point and dress the rest of your family in simple one-colored clothes from the colors of the main outfit.
Shoes are important! Please don’t just wear any shoe. The choice of shoe can make or break an outfit! Think fun and quirky. Colorful ballet flats or polka dot wedges. Maybe someone's shoes could coordinate with something you are wearing to bring the whole look together. Some clients don't bring shoes at all and make us crop their feet off! We could've done so much more. There are also instances when we do cocktail or more formal wear, and our clients are wearing slippers! Please include the shoes in the planning. :)