How To Prep Your Family For Your Session

April 16, 2021  •  Leave a Comment

Hello Friends and Family!

Have you ever wonder how those family photos just looks amazing? Well...did you know that it has to do to what they wear? To help you on your next family photo session, we at SuStudios would like to give you some tips and tricks on how to dress for the occasion. This is one of the many tips that we offer to all of our clients and we want to make sure that you have our secret to prepping your family to what they should wear on their next photo shoot.

Here we go...

As you’re coordinating your outfit with your family or group, keep in mind that your outfits will look the most cohesive on camera when the color palette and wardrobe pieces coordinate, but don’t actually “match.” We recommend that you avoid thinking about “matching,” and instead think about what “fits” together. This will create more visual interest, and allow each personality to shine through.

 

The goal for coordinating a family or group is to visually break up the colors and shades so that you’re not all wearing the same color on top and bottom. The more we can mix that up, the better. We encourage you to think about planning each outfit with “dominant colors” and “accent colors” in mind. A dominant color is the color that you see the most in an outfit, while an accent has a smaller piece of visual real estate. When you’re planning each member’s outfit, if you can aim for each person to have a different dominant color, and then tie in and vary the accent colors, it’s going to look great all together. Now each person has their own dominant color while still incorporating a few touches of the others that will pull all the looks together. This will break up the color visually and highlight each personality.

We recommend selecting those softer, lighter tones and avoiding those ultra-bright, bold colors. The camera loves shades of soft pink and muted blues, mixed with sophisticated light neutrals like heather gray, creams, leather brown and white. Feel free to vary the shades of the colors, too. That softer color palette fits beautifully into a natural environment, and can easily be paired in so many different ways.

 


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