After you have chosen the perfect location and time for your photo shoot, the next thing that you need to consider is the outfits that you and your family or friends will be wearing. While there are no set rules for what you can and can’t wear to a shoot, there are some key recommendations that you should take on board to help your photos come to life.
Some of the best tips for choosing your photoshoot outfit include:
Keep bright colours to a minimum
While we all love to show the energy and excitement that we share as family and friends, bright colours will typically take the attention away from the faces in the portrait. This means that those beautiful smiles and raw emotions may go unnoticed by the camera.
If you want to add a pop of colour when planning your natural family photography, I recommend sticking to light pastel and off-white tones. These softer colors will not interrupt the true focus of the image and will let your true emotions shine through.
Coordinate where possible
Although each member of your family does not need to be wearing the same outfit or outfit style, coordinating colors, shoes or accessories can add a sense of unison and togetherness to your shot. Some of the most common coordination’s that I see include coordinating denim attire, all members of the shot wearing a similar color and even wearing hair in a similar style from one another.
If you give the members of your shoot a bit more freedom to choose what they want to wear, all members must be either wearing cool colors or warm colors, but not both. This is because a mixture of tons will clash and skew the focus of the shot.
Dress to your setting
Whether you have chosen an indoor or outdoor photography session will dictate the clothing you should wear, especially when the seasons are involved. While an indoor shoot is more flexible and will allow you to wear anything, you must consider all of the elements when booking outdoor photography.
This includes, but is not limited to:
- Clothing that won’t become more sheer or see-through if it begins to rain
- Clothing that is light and airy for a warm day and thicker for a cold day
- Clothing that you don’t mind getting messy, dirty or wet
Although we all wish that the Melbourne weather would be a little bit more predictable, a great way to overcome any uncertainty is by packing a spare change of clothes (or two).
I have a range of family photography prices and packages on my website so you can find what works best for your circumstances. After you book with me, I take all the time necessary to answer any questions you may have and guide you through any uncertainty that you may be feeling about your clothing choices. Contact me now today to make a booking.