Okay, so this part can be super overwhelming for a lot of people. I have been here time and time again though. We are going to take it slow and find the perfect outfits for your family.
- Avoid bold patterns. Busy florals, bright plaids, and bold stripes can distract from the actual focal point of the photo (you). Pinstripes, soft florals, and subtle patterns are just fine.
Earth tones, white, black, and grey work best in photos in natural settings.
TEXTURE! Velvet, lace, suede, embroidery, and leather (preferably faux or vintage) photograph so well. Heavy knits also look great when in season.
Coordinate, but don't match your outfits. If she's wearing and olive green dress, then he could wear dark wash jeans and an off-white shirt.
Accessorize! Brimmed hats, cozy scarves, and chunky necklaces make your look more interesting without taking away from your beautiful faces.
Wear nude-colored undergarments.
Shoes are important. Try to avoid sneakers (unless they're Converse or VANS). Boots are preferred, but neutral sandals or heels are nice too.
Dress for the season. Autumn leaves and a summer dress just don't make much sense.
Layers look SO GOOD. I love a good denim jacket or cardigan.
Movement can add volumes to a photo. Find a piece with flow to it. When you're trying on, spin around and jump a little to see how your outfit moves.
Try to avoid too-trendy outfits. They tend to date your photos quicker, than traditional pieces.
Where to shop: vintage clothing stores, local boutiques, Target, Free People, Anthropologie, Lulus.com.
Most importantly, your outfit should feel like you. You want to wear something that makes you genuinely confident and happy.