What To Wear in Family Photos When You Have No Idea
Oct 2, 2017 | By: Annie Vovan
Hello Parents! Here is the 2nd part of my 3 part series called "How to Win Family Photos." In Part 1, we talked about getting ready, and today, we are gonna talk about what to wear.
My answer? Dress everyone in muted neutral colors. They are so timeless and gathering clothes in muted tons may seem less intimidating when you see how beautiful it looks. When you haven't a clue where to start, I say, start with the basics like grays and whites. It if FAR less stressful to when you start bringing in patterns and bold colors. Here is the beautiful Colacarro family showing you have when you have muted colors, your eyes go to the subject's faces! As you scroll to the bottom, I show you how to make one pattern and 2 patterns work. But here's the thing, all the colors are still rather neutral!
Still not convinced? Here are a few other of my clients that decided to go with timeless, classic neutrals. Gray....I love you gray!! I think it is a universally flattering color and muted colors looks soo good on camera.
Here are more examples on how classic white and creams keep photos really classic. Lightweight denim and blue are a great way to add pop!
Here are clients that opted for one person to be in a pattern, and the others were in solid neutrals. This works great because there are no competing patterns and it is not at all distracting! If you want 2 people in a pattern, you have to be careful. It can be done but the patterns can't compete. Let's look at this first.
Two people can be in patterns, and this is the great example of the Yi Family. Mom is in a long dress (my favorite thing for women to wear). Her daughter has a bold pattern and she has a soft one. Totally works in my book!
I hope this helped!! Can you wear bold colors and mix patterns, ABSOLUTELY! This post is for those who want a quick and easy visual way to see how a neutral palette can be timeless and easier to shop for!
Part 3 will be about how to be interactive with your kids so the photos have life! Stay tuned!