Family Portrait Guide

You can have a great family portrait experience and a beautiful family portrait by taking a few extra steps.  Here are some do's and don'ts to make your next family portrait a great experience.

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What to wear

A common question among my clients is what they should wear to their portrait session.  Clothing choices are an integral part of the final product, so for that reason I am outlining a few things to consider when selecting outfits.  

What do your dream photos look like?

If they are soft and elegant, choose neutral colors with soft, flowing fabrics.  Think creams, soft pastels, light browns, tans, greys or slate blues.  

Want to showcase the fun and spunky side of your family?

Choose coordinating colors with bold accents colors such as hues of grey with yellow or red accents.  Don't feel like to you need to be too matchy/matchy.  Pinterest is a great place to get inspiration on color 'palettes', just think of everyone in your family being a different color on the 'palette'.  

My Pinterest board

Here is a link to my Pinterest board to get you started:  Family Outfits

above all.  have fun!

My goal as your photographer is to capture authentic images of you and your family.  Select clothes that reflect your personal style and taste, rather than forcing yourselves into something trendy or outside your comfort zone.

Kids will always be kids.  Sometimes its best to let them run around and do their thing.  The best shots are always the unplanned ones.  

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Make sure everyone has clean, trimmed fingernails.  (and toe nails if applicable)

Transition eye glasses.  These types of eye glasses always will go into 'sunglass mode' during an outdoor session.  If wearing your eye glasses during the session is important to you, please be sure to wear an non-transitional type to the session.

Diapers.  If your child is in diapers and is going to be wearing a dress to the session, a diaper cover (even if it loosely matches) will prevent an unsightly diaper from peeking out during the session.