With a new and insatiably curious personality introduced into your growing family you may have noticed that your home is in somewhat of a chaotic state right now. Hopefully this is mostly good chaos. It’s no surprise that your number one concern right now is your baby, but if you’re going to produce a timeless and beautiful family portrait you’ll need be prepared to dress for it. We know you’ve got your hands full, so we’re gong to help you out here as best we can. Below are some general fashion guidelines for family photography that will help you narrow down the family’s wardrobe combinations and give you fantastic results for the upcoming photo shoot.
Pick mostly solid colours
Your family photo is about, well, your family! This is a wonderful and precious time in your family’s life and it’s sure to be painted all over their faces, so there’s no need to make any bold or flashy fashion statements.
Choose a colour scheme
You can bring to life the synergy of your family wonderfully with a simple harmonious colour scheme. Orange and blue go beautifully together, as does a burgundy, navy and dark green scheme.
Use accessories and props to add interest and playfulness
Items like scarves, jewellery, toys, tools or everyday props can be used to accentuate the photo or add an element of humour or playfulness. Just be careful to do it tastefully! The prop should not be the focal point of your family photo.
Dress well, but don’t be too formal
While some families may disagree, you’ll likely want a photo capturing that time during your baby’s early days that reminds you of how life really was. It’s unlikely that your family wears tuxedos and gowns in the breakfast nook every morning, but with that said you’ll want to look casually classy. A fine balance is usually best here, but your photo’s setting should also be taken into account.
Dress for the environment
Before you choose your wardrobe decide amongst your family where your photographs will be taken. Is it in your home, a casual setting? On a farm amongst the wilderness? Or perhaps in a chapel or in a more formal cultural setting? Wherever you are you’re going to want to fit in with the environment.
Make your photograph a true reflection of your life now
Let your photograph represent you and your family as you truly are in this exciting period of your life. There’s no need to get a radically new hair style before your family’s photoshoot. Your pictures will remind you of your life at this time better if you forego drastic style changes, and in the future you’ll be happy you did. And we’d be happy to consider pets part of the family, so feel free to have them join in the fun! By following these fashion tips you will have a much easier time preparing for your upcoming family photoshoot. You can also check out our Pinterest page where you can find inspiration for wardrobe and colour schemes when planning your next family portrait session. You and your family will surely have some beautiful and photogenic pictures to reflect on all throughout your lives. Just remember to have fun!