My clients tell me the hardest part of having portraits taken, is choosing what to wear. When you choose to use Mary Beth’s Photography, located in Augusta, Ga, you will receive a consultation where we work out all the details of the session. We plan everything from the date and location of the session, to the outfits you will wear and what products you may be interested in purchasing. The right outfit choices can have an impact on the overall feel and cohesiveness of your family portraits.
To ensure fun family portraits let’s talk about outfit options. I suggest my clients begin with a color palette and consider where the images will be displayed. What colors will surround the pictures? If you plan to hang pictures on the walls of your home or display in frames in individual rooms, consider what colors are already there. This may help you with inspiration for a color palette that would go beautifully with your decor.
Even for multiple family portraits, I recommend starting with 3 or 4 color options so that each family looks great individually and when taking the larger combined group photo everyone seems connected. Having colors that compliment each other are always a better choice, than having everyone in matching clothes. It is more appealing to the eye and brings out each individual style. I usually suggest the mom start with her wardrobe and build out the other outfits from there. Some great stores that have recently started offering coordinating clothes are Old Navy and Gap. It makes a moms job so easy to shop in one store and even order online!! 🙂 I’ve put together some sample boards to inspire your outfit decisions for Spring Portraits and look forward to helping you with these decisions to capture the perfect look for your needs.