Clothing can easily date your portrait. For that reason, we often suggest simple clothing with a timeless cut and style. Long-sleeves take attention away from the arms and keep it on the face, therefore, they work great for most portraits. Jeans can be timeless and casual. Darker clothing recedes in the image and can appear slimming.
Coordinate with the Whole Family
Family portraits are an occasion to look your best. Coordinating your outfit is a major component of creating a high-quality photo. Bold patterns and bright colors can detract from a portrait, but if it’s your style you may want to consider pairing bold patterns with solids.
This is especially important for family and group photos. Try getting everyone to wear variations on the same color or a similar style of clothing for a cohesive look. It generally looks great when everyone’s clothing works well together. The emphasis then becomes the relationships and faces of those in the portrait, not the clothing you’re wearing.
Scarves, hats, bows, bow ties…they can all add a little ‘fun’ to your photos. Accessories are also a great way to coordinate looks, and props can help express your family’s unique personality.