So, you have booked your portrait session and now are feeling stressed about picking your family's outfits.
Don't worry. I have a few tips that should help you out.
Let's start with the DO NOTs.
Please stay away from the following:
-Text on clothing or large distracting graphics.
-Too much dark clothing.
When everyone is wearing black, the subjects in the portrait turn into black blobs that melt into each other.
-Too much yellow and green.
Why? Because in Arizona the landscape already has a lot of yellow and green colors.
Here are some DOs:
- Light colors.
This is a personal preference, but I find that light blues, grays, pinks, beiges, etc. look beautiful in portraits and they all go well together!
- Choose Mom's outfit first.
Look at the color pallet of Mom's outfit and use those colors to base everyone else's outfits off of.
-Pick a color pallet.
See above. Variety in colors is always nice.
- Be YOU.
These are all suggestions based on my preferences and expertise. However, the purpose of a portrait is to capture the essence of you. So if you always wear bold colors and a mix of patterns then that's exactly what you should wear.