Choose colors that complement your skin tone and styles that flatter your body type. Layering clothes is a great way to achieve a variety of looks and infuse some color into your style. Remember that dark clothing gives a slimming affect, while light colors do the opposite.
I recommend that your family’s clothing not match (i.e. wearing the same color shirts). Instead choose colors that complement each other. This way everyone can wear clothing that is individualized and still have harmony with the whole family’s appearance. Here are some examples of how clothing can be assembled to complement each other without having to match.
Avoid clothing with large logos and busy patterns that will distract away from you. Try and avoid children’s themed clothing such as the latest superhero, as the focus should be on your child and not the character.
Wear primarily solid colored clothing so that we focus on your face and no one person stands out in the group photo. If you wear bold stripes or bright bold flowers, you will stand out from the rest of the group.
Our eyes are naturally drawn to areas with the most exposed skin showing. We want that area to be your face. Choose a top with sleeves at least to the elbow because your arms take up more skin area than your face (and we want to direct attention to your face, not your arms). Short sleeves/sleeveless shirts have the tendency to make your arms look larger than they really are.
No shorts. Choose long pants for men. Ladies, if you wear a dress/skirt, remember that you may be sitting on the ground. Sitting and maneuvering around with a short skirt may be challenging.
Feet may show in the portrait, so be sure to wear socks and shoes that complement the outfit you are wearing. Choose dark socks and footwear – white socks just stick out like a sore thumb and that’s all you will notice in your portraits.
If you normally wear eyeglasses (especially Transition lenses), please bring a spare pair with the lenses removed so you can avoid glare on your lenses and the automatic darkening feature of Transition lenses.