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What to Wear for Family Photos

“What should we wear for our family photos?” I get this question frequently, so I here is some information that will hopefully give you some inspiration.


I would skip the matching outfits, and pick items that coordinate. Let everyone have some say in what they wear (within reason).  You'll have much happier campers!  No logos, characters, or neon colors. Leave the PAW Patrol shirt at home.


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Wear something you would normally wear, something you feel good in and that you know looks good on you. These pictures should represent your real life and what you would actually wear.  When we had our own family photos done, I chose my outfit first and then coordinated the rest of the family to my color scheme.  Everyone knows mom is the most important! 


Textures, layers, and accessories can add some visual interest to photos.


Everyone (or at least the kids) should wear something they can run, play, and sit on the ground in. Although my family sessions include formal portraits, part of the session will be spent having fun and capturing real moments and letting kids be kids.


 Also, take a look at the family photos on my website for some inspiration. Feel free to contact me before your session or send some photos of outfits you are thinking about - I'm here to help!


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