Planning a family shoot can be exciting, but deciding what to wear for your family photoshoot can often be a daunting task. Don’t worry! I understand your concerns, and I’m here to guide you through the process, ensuring that you and your family look your best in your family shoot. Let’s explore some valuable tips and suggestions to help you choose the perfect outfits and make your photoshoot a memorable one.
While looking glamorous is tempting, it’s crucial to prioritize comfort and authenticity. You want your family’s true personalities to shine through in the photographs. Opt for outfits that make you feel at ease and allow for movement, especially for women and girls. A little swishy movement adds a touch of charm to the pictures.
Consider the location of your photoshoot—whether it’s indoors or outdoors, in a field of long grass and flowers or an urban setting. Take note of the background colours and style. For outdoor shoots, earthy tones such as greens, yellows, and beige work well. In urban settings, muted tones and pops of colour complement the surroundings. If shooting at home, consider your furniture style and wall colours, and choose outfits that harmonize with them.
Mum’s, feel free to take the lead here! Choose an outfit that makes you feel confident and build the rest of the family’s attire around it. Aim for colour patterns or shades that complement your outfit. Neutral and earthy tones, along with metallic accents, work beautifully in outdoor settings. For example, a mustard dress against a lush green field or forest creates a stunning visual contrast.
Avoid overly matching outfits, as they can appear staged. Instead, add texture and layers to create depth and visual interest. Steer clear of double denim ensembles and experiment with different fabric textures to add dimension to your family’s overall look.
Large, bold patterns can dominate the photograph and divert attention from the subjects. Opt for subtle, smaller patterns, with floral prints being a popular choice. Limit patterns to one family member to maintain a cohesive look. Avoid clothing with logos or writings, as they can be distracting and may date the photos.
Choose footwear that suits the location. If you’re shooting in a field in Surrey Hill or a forest in Bracknell, opt for comfortable shoes like sandals or Trainer. Going barefoot can also work, especially for indoor shoots at home. If you prefer a more stylized urban setting, embrace your favourite heels.
By following these guidelines, you’ll be well-prepared to create timeless and captivating family photographs that perfectly reflect your unique style. Please click here to see what Family shoots I offer