Yes, everyone in a white shirt and jeans would be easy. But it would also look very dated. Or like an ad for your small family business owned and operated since 1987. Instead, here are some basic "do's" to get started.
Basic Good Advice for Picking Family Photoshoot Outfits
The goal is to look like everyone is going to the same party. And that if you took pictures of any two people together, their outfits would look good but not match.
Elevating your Family Photoshoot Outfits
Here are some ideas that take things up a notch. It's not just "we're all going to the same party," but instead, "we're all going to *this specific* party.
What's key here is that the patterns are BOLD. A small floral print, or a tight striped shirt won't build this same look. Also, the solid dress needs to pick up one of the colors in the patterned dress.
Again, a bold pattern. Then pulling the solid colors from that pattern.
This is a selection designed for a family who wants to keep things fairly casual. The orange provides a nice pop of color, but the guys are still wearing neutrals that are within their comfort zone.
This is a great option if you have family members who are pretty picky about what they are willing to wear. Pretty much everybody is ok with blue and white. Having two different patterns helps keep this set from looking too uniform.
Do You Need More Help Picking Family Picture Outfits?
Well you are in luck! After booking your shoot I'm here to offer whatever level of support you need be it:
- you pull outfits and want a second set of eyes on them
- you pull a few things and then need help filling in the gaps
- you would like links to buy everything so the whole crew looks their very best.