What to wear for a family portrait?
Updated: Jul 23, 2019
You've booked your family portrait. Now - panic- what do you wear?
First of all, be yourself. A portrait is supposed to reflect YOU!
Having said that, I always recommend doing some thinking about wardrobe.
Here are some things to consider:
Do your family's clothes coordinate? A general cohesiveness allows you to shine, rather than clashing colours drawing your eye. It works well to go with a theme that is easy to comply with- jeans and dark tops for example, or even the classic and jeans and white shirts.
Are they of the same tone? All pastels or all neons will work better than a mix (that's extreme but you know what I mean)
Avoid small patterns or narrow stripes. They tend to create a miasma, or strange vibrating effect in pictures.
Is it comfortable? We often go for a walk along the waterfront so unless there's a reason to wear really painful shoes, please don't!
Does the colour flatter you?
Is your outfit classic enough to stand the test of time?
If you are stuck for ideas, check out what some of my families have worn. Pinterest is always a good resource, although there is a danger of getting sucked down the rabbit hole (speaking from personal experience).
Having a wardrobe plan allows you to relax and be confident you are looking your best. You and I will all be happier with the end result.
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