You just booked your first family photoshoot, or your thinking of it. What’s the next thing that comes to mind? - “But What Will I Wear!?” – the Grinch
You may not know where to begin, but here are a few tips to help you decide:
1. Let’s Match! – or not:
While dressing your entire family in a matching pattern or ensemble sounds like a great idea, it’s advised to do otherwise. It’s better to have a good balance with complimenting colors, patterns, and solids. If everyone is dressed the same, you lose individuals. From a visual standpoint, everyone clashes together. Candid pictures are always a favorite and when do you ever go out of the house all dressed alike in “real life”. Get real-life photos with Liz by Design.
Neon colors are a fun choice when going to a rave or concert, but are ill-advised when getting your pictures made. Neon colors tend to shine BRIGHT and give the effect of your face glowing in the photo.
Layers are your friend! Thinking of wearing a necklace and scarf but contemplating whether that new jacket would be appropriate? Throw it on in! If in doubt, bring it anyway. You can always count on in-person advice on site – better to have it then not!
4. Black & White Photos:
Everyone likes a good black and white photo, but in this case, it’s in reference to your wardrobe. It’s been an ongoing trend to do the beach photos with the entire family in white and khaki. There is a time and a place for that. Family photos in Georgia fair better with some color variation. Not to say that some black or some white isn’t okay, but, similar to the “matchy-matchy” rule, a bunch of white or a bunch of black can result in a loss in detail, depth, and variation. To get the best results, think of complimentary, subtle – rather than bright and bold - colors for the family to wear.
Photoshoots are a work of art. Photographers are artists. Allow Liz by Design Photography to be your biggest asset when getting ready for your family portraits. Ask questions. Get answers. It will pay off in the end!
If you are ready to book your next photoshoot, contact Liz by Design HERE. With over thousands of successful shoots, she will create an experience that lasts a lifetime. Visit CLIENT LOVE NOTES to hear real testimonials of Liz by Design’s work.