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What to Wear for Family Portraits…

Coordinating the perfect outfits for your portrait session can often be an overwhelming task!  Gone are the days of everyone wearing white button downs with jeans…now the trend is to let each person dress to their personal taste, while still keeping coordinated and unified.  It is also important to consider the style of your home and colors that will compliment your decor when you hang your wall pieces!

Greens and Blues are almost always a nice coordinating color to earth toned color schemes.  If your home does not have a lot of color, brighter colors may be a good option to add some pop to your walls!

Here are a few important tips to keep your family looking hip and coordinated all at the same time.


Pick a color group to work around.  For example, Earth Tones, Jewel Tones, Warm Reds and Browns, Cool Blues and Greens, etc.

Layer and add textures to your outfits! Scarfs, hats, hair accessories, or a fun necklace add a little interest without standing out too much within the group.  A little pop of color goes a long way

Wear stylish shoes or boots…no white sneakers PLEASE!

Have well groomed or manicured nails and toes…you never know when you might have to take your shoes off!

Have at least a week old hair cut on men and boys.


Wear bold patterns on adults…save those for the kiddos

Get your hair cut the day before the shoot

Wear clothes that are too big or baggy

No chipped nail polish or crazy colors.


Below are some color combinations that may help in coordinating your family’s perfect outfit!  Remember, planning is key!  Please allow adequate time to pull your outfits together and purchase the necessary accessories (don’t forget the tights, shoes, and hair accessories!)

The studio is always available to review your choices or make suggestions!

**Clothing from GAP, Old Navy, JCrew and Tea.