Deciding what to wear in family photos can be just as challenging as finding the perfect photographer. These are photos you are going to hang on your walls and cherish for years to come so it can seem overwhelming when considering what to wear.
The most important thing when considering what to wear for a family photo shoot is that every family member should dress in a way that that makes them feel confident and comfortable. This will help achieve relaxed and natural photos that reflect true personalities.
While some degree of colour coordination is great, families should not worry too much about matching their outfits. Long gone are the days of everyone wearing a white shirt and matching trousers. Instead, keeping the number of colours between 1 and 3 works well. Bright pastel colours seem to work particularly well for children, bringing a sense of fun to the occasion and final images.
When considering what to wear, it might also be worth thinking about your home décor. Do you like bright colours? Neutrals? Since you will be hanging these photos in your house you want to make sure the colours of your clothes go with the colour scheme of your home.
If possible, try to stick to solid colours, attention should be drawn to faces and personalities and not compete with logos or bold illustrations for our attention. In the same vein, jewellery is great but you wouldn’t want it dominating the imagery.