//What to Wear For Casual Family Portraits//

October 13, 2011
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   There has not been a single shoot that I have done without the question “What should we wear?” ,  and I always give the same response – wear what you’re comfortable in and what shows your style!  There’s nothing worse than a group of people all different ages lined up in the same white shirt and denim bottom – BORING!!  White or black shirts paired with khakis or jeans was once a popular portrait look. It should now be avoided. Your images will look dated and unnatural—unless your entire family routinely dresses like this.  This trend is making a quick exit.  In order to get modern family portraits that show the personalities of all your family members you need to be unique.  This is not to say that there shouldn’t be an intentional color palette.  Choose colors and styles that are complimentary and are true to your individuality as a family.

   Try to stay away from anything with writing or recognizable imagery.  Keep it simple.  Use one or two patterns, such as floral and stripes, and build off of those to get your color palette.  Below is an example of a great blend of fall colors that would be perfect for a shoot at the park.

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I hope this gets you thinking about what clothing and style would best represent your family.  Remember – keep it fun!