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How To Prepare for A Family Portrait Session!

It is a good idea to coordinate your outfits for the session and choose colors that go well with one another. Wear a style of clothing that you would typically wear because it is an expression of your personality, but try to choose more neutral colors because bright colors can draw attention away from your face and make you stand out like a sore thumb. Coordinating the colors of your outfits is a way to visually unify your family. Navy blues, grey’s, blacks, browns, tans, and maroons are perfect for almost every photo session. If you’re unsure, look at some  portrait galleries to see what others have done in the past to give you a bit of inspiration.

Avoid  wearing patterns and textures because then they tend to visually compete with each other. Stay away from logos and text on your outfits because logos are meant to stand out; it will distract you  from the images. You also want to avoid lettering in your outfits because it will be distracting for  the same reason. A situation where this will be ok is if the shirt is a prop. For example,  you and your family  wear jerseys from your favorite sports teams.

What you include will most likely depend on the type of session you’re having, but there is  no limit to what you can choose to bring. This is where you can get creative and bring something that says something about who you are and what your personal style is. If you’re unsure or are looking for ideas, you could always look on Pinterest for ideas or speak with your photographer for more creative ideas.

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