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6 Tips on what to wear in family photos

 
Deciding what to wear in your family photos can sometimes be a bit of a challenge. However if needn't be. Just take some time beforehand to think about the outfits the whole family is going to wear. A mismatch of clothes, shoes and accessories may make or break your photos and date them instantly. Use these tips to help you pick out the perfect wardrobe for everyone.
Needs to some tips on what to wear in your next family photos?

Deciding what to wear can sometimes be a bit of a challenge. However if needn't be.

Just take some time beforehand to think about the outfits the whole family is going to wear. A mismatch of clothes, shoes and accessories may make or break your photos and date them instantly.

Use these tips to help you pick out the perfect wardrobe for everyone next time your family photos roll around.
 

6 Tips on what to wear in family photos

 

1. Co-ordinate your clothing for family photos

 
  • Take the time to co-ordinate clothes, colours and styles for the whole family.
   
  • Try to avoid traditional, cultural or regal outfits.
 

2. What colours work best in family photos

 
  • Earthy tones, subtle colours, neutrals and monochromatic clothes work best for family photos.
 
  • Avoid dark pinks, dark reds, dark oranges and too much white.
 
  • A touch of colour is always nice, especially if you break it up with a bit of denim or jewellery.
 

3. What designs work best in family photos?

 
  • Simple, plain clothing works best for family photos.
 
  • Subtle patterns work well and also a touch colour.
 
  • Try to avoid clothes with bold logos, big bold stripes and any busy patterns, as they’ll be too distracting.
 
  • The main focus needs to be you, not the clothes your family is wearing.
 

4. What should babies & kids wear in family photos?

 
  • Add a bit of fun to your family photos with beanies, pretty headbands, colourful leggings, tutus, dresses and baby bling.
 
  • Keep it simple. Remember less is more!
 
  • Avoid dungarees, pinafores, frills and double-layer clothing that might block your child’s face. They look cute, but do not work for photos. 
 
  • Denim always works very well as leggings or jeans, but don’t go for bulky denim tops.
 
  • Subtle patterns are perfect with a splash of colour.
 
  • If you baby is under 2 months old, it’s always good to take along a nice, plain stretchy wrap for your photos.  A favourite teddy,or perhaps something special also works well in photos.
 

5. What should adults wear in family photos?

 
  • Adults should try to cover up and avoid tank tops and strappy tops and dresses that might reveal underwear. A sleeved top is slimming.
 

6. Other tips for family photos

 
  • Avoid haircuts for up to two weeks prior to your photo session.
 
  • Don’t apply sun-block before your session as it will make your face appear too white.
 
  • Check for clean faces, especially noses!
 
  • Feed your littlies well before your session and bring treats for afterwards.
 
  • Try not to put pressure on children to smile to help avoid those awkward smiles.
 
  • Most importantly take your sense of humour and just have fun!
 

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Source: This article was written by Little Mannequins Photography, specialising in Pregnancy, Maternity, Newborn Baby and Family Portraits

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