Putting outfits together for the whole family? Here is a sample color palette to help get you started. These soft, muted neutral colors work really well with the light and airy photographic style.
A FOOLPROOF FORMULA
Put most of the family in different neutral shades (i.e. ivory, gray, beige), then add a few pops of color.
START WITH ONE PERSON
It is much easier to visualize everyone's outfits once you know what one piece looks like. Try starting with mom or daughter since ladies' clothing tends to have more colors and prints.
COMPLIMENT, DON'T MATCH
Select colors that compliment each other, for example cool colors (light blue, gray, blush pink) or warm colors (khaki, sage, mauve).
TRY YOUR CLOTHES ON IN ADVANCE
Check your outfits in front of the mirror. Try sitting, squatting, and leaning forward. If you have a toddler, avoid jewelry that may be tempted to easily tug or pull.
LET THE KIDS HAVE INPUT
If your daughter hates "itchy" dresses, opt for one with a softer material. If your son thinks that a bow tie is uncomfortable, maybe try the outfit without it and the leave top button undone. Happy kids make for happy photos!
SAY YES TO
Comfortable clothes and shoes
Subtle texture such a knit, lace, and tule
Neutral color schemes
Simple is better!
SAY NO TO
Formal clothes like tuxedos
Dark, neon, or saturated colors
Text and graphics on t-shirts
Shaded lenses and sunglasses