Long gone are the days of everyone wearing jean pants and solid black shirts. Now it is much more complex, and quite a bit harder to make everyone coordinate together for a cohesive look. But all the hard work definitely pays off, because outfits that are coordinated and not too matchy-matchy look amazing. Here are a few helpful tips on how to get everyone looking their best!
1. Start with a color scheme. Pick one or two main colors for everyone to work around. Then pick some secondary colors to use to mix things up. The best secondary color schemes are usually white/gray/black or beige/tan/brown.
2. Mix up solids and patterns. Balance is KEY.
3. Make sure everyone has the same styles of clothes. It would look off if one person was in a very formal outfit and one in casual clothes.
4. Use accessories to your advantage! This is usually a little easier in the fall and winter, since you can use layers and scarves.
5. Consider the season you are currently in. You can dress very Christmas-y, which would look fabulous. But those pictures might not be best displayed in your home all year long. Consider what you are wanting to do with the pictures when picking outfits. Also, if you are wanting them to be large scale in your home, make the colors coordinate with the color scheme of your home too.
6. If you are photographing a large extended family, make sure every family unit coordinates together. If each little family looks great seperately, and the whole extended family follows the other tips, everyone should look great together.
Still stuck? Check out my Pinterest page for more inspiration! https://www.pinterest.com/melissamaddoxp/what-to-wear-family/
When you have a session with Melissa Maddox Photography, during your consultation we chat about outfits! I am here to help if you have any questions or need any suggestions. We will also make sure your outfits work well with the location(s) you choose too. I may not be a professional stylist, but I sure do know what looks best photographed!
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