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April James is a fine art wedding and portrait photographer, specializing in intimate, romantic, and timeless imagery.

Family Photo Outfits

Jan 27, 2024

Crafting Your Family’s Story: A Style Guide for Memorable Photoshoots

Regarding family photoshoots, the question of what to wear is as crucial as the location. But rather than opting for the traditional route of matching outfits, consider a more nuanced approach to clothing that celebrates each family member’s unique personality while creating a harmonious visual narrative. Here are some tips on choosing your Family Photo Outfits.

Embrace Individuality Within a Color Story

Think of your family’s wardrobe as a collection of characters in a story. Each piece of clothing is an opportunity to express an individual’s personality, whether it’s through a playful pattern, a favorite color, or a beloved accessory. The key is to choose a color palette that resonates with your family’s essence and weave it through everyone’s outfits to create a cohesive look without compromising on personal expression.

Coordinated family photo outfits on the beach with mom in a denim dress, boys in casual white shirts, against a sunset backdrop.

Coordinate, Don’t Duplicate

The images we’ve curated serve as inspiration for how you can blend different styles, textures, and tones within a selected color scheme. Whether it’s the serene blues of a calm sea, the warm hues of autumn leaves, or the vibrant pastels of springtime blooms, select a palette that complements your family’s skin tones and the photoshoot set.

Let Clothes Craft Your Family’s Story

Your family photos should tell the story of who you are, not just what you look like. Encourage each member to select an outfit that makes them feel confident and comfortable. When everyone feels their best, it shines through in the photographs, capturing genuine emotions and interactions.

Final Touches Make All the Difference

Accessories and layers add depth to your photos. Consider scarves, hats, and jewelry that tie into your color thems. For children, choose textures and patterns that add a playful element without overpowering the group aesthetic.

By dressing to reflect each individual’s style while adhering to a shared color narrative, your family’s photos will stand out with authenticity and beauty. Let your clothing be the brushstrokes that paint a picture of the unique tapestry that is your family.

I hope this style guide made you better at Crafting Your Family’s Story. Let me know if I have forgotten anything in the comments, or schedule your consult for your session today!

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