When it comes to family portraits, coordinating outfits can make all the difference in creating a cohesive and visually appealing look without veering into the dreaded “matchy-matchy” territory. That being said, this is no easy task! Here are some tips to help you coordinate outfits for your family photoshoot:
1. Choose a Color Palette:
Start by selecting a color palette that compliments each family member and the location of the shoot. Consider earthy tones, pastels, or muted colors for a soft and timeless feel, or opt for bold, vibrant hues for a more modern look and an easy way to express your different personalities.
2. Mix and Match Textures and Patterns:
Incorporating different textures and patterns adds depth to your photos. Mix solids with subtle patterns like stripes or florals, and balance bold prints with more neutral pieces to avoid overwhelming the overall look.
3. Layer and Add Accessories:
Layering adds dimension to your outfits and allows for some easy adjustments throughout the shoot. Add cardigans, jackets, or statement accessories like hats or jewelry to enhance your look and add in some special touches!
4. Consider the Season and Location:
Take into account the season and location of the photoshoot when selecting outfits. Light, breathable fabrics work well for outdoor shoots in warm weather, which is almost always here in Charleston!
5. Avoid Overly Matching Outfits:
While coordinating colors and styles is important, avoid dressing everyone in identical outfits or overly matching ensembles. Instead, aim for a harmonious blend of colors and styles that showcase each family member’s personality.
Most importantly, don’t worry! We are here to help! In our Style and Concept Consultation, we will go over your outfits and locations to make sure you are ready to go when it is time!
By following these tips and guidelines, you can coordinate outfits for your family portraits that are the perfect balance between cohesion and individuality, resulting in timeless and stunning photographs that you’ll cherish for years to come. Follow along for more Charleston family portraits on Instagram.