Choosing the perfect outfits for your family portrait session can be such a daunting task! We tend to totally overthink things, going for a particular "look" we have in our heads. Our family recently had a session with the lovely "Miss Stephanie" (as my oldest son calls her) and I spent hours contemplating what my boys would wear, what to put my husband in where he'd feel comfortable yet slightly dressed up, and of course which of my outfits would look most flattering. Ugh. It was quite the task! For so long, we have been indoctrinated with the idea that for family pictures, we must be matchy-matchy. Thankfully, times have changed. The day of the dreaded "matching sweater" Christmas portrait is the thing of the past!
Below you will find several wardrobe ideas to help aid you in picking the perfect outfits for upcoming photo shoot! The idea here is to coordinate your look by dressing in complementary styles, colors, and accessories, but by no means do you need to "match". Hi, it's Stephanie, hijacking Callie's post and inserting my own plea: PLEASE, NO MATCHY MATCHY OUTFITS ;) Don't go there. CALL ME. I CAN HELP!
Have fun with color, styles, fabrics and textures, and most of all, wear something to your session that you feel comfortable in! It will be hard for your photographer to get "natural" pictures when you are so preoccupied with whether you look "okay" in your outfit.
|See how these styles mix and match colors and patterns, textures and layers? |
The looks are totally pulled together, but everyone gets to put their
own personality into their outfit!
It is often very difficult to get teen guys to cooperate for pictures. The outfits below are fun and comfortable "looks". It's hard enough to get your guys to agree to a photo session, and you're more likely to get a smile or two out of them if they don't despise the outfit they are wearing!
No offense, guys, but girls are sooo much easier!
Check out these sassy little numbers. For girls we suggest keeping it "classic", but by all means throw in those accessories and adorable shoes! Make it fun. After all, it IS all about her right now! The outfits below are super cute - and they don't consist of waaaaay too tiny shorty shorts and itty bitty tops, which makes posing a little difficult when we're focused on covering up body parts -- no panty peeks here, and no wardrobe malfunctions allowed here!
Most importantly, be comfortable, be awesome, be you! We'll do the rest. PS - your photo session includes a wardrobe consultation - call us!