Pick a couple of colors and choose clothes that will fit in that color scheme.
Look at your home decor.
Do you like bright colors? Neutrals? Since you will be hanging these photos in your house you want to make sure the colors of your clothes go with the color scheme of your home
Don’t forget accessories.
Accessories not only add to your outfit but they can be fun to use in photos. Have the man wear a tie for the favorite girl to hold onto. Necklaces for the kids to play with or hats to hide behind.
Personally, I enjoy having an outfit that mix all types of patterns. However, not everyone in the photo should wear patterns as it may distract the final image.
Look for clothing collections.
When shopping for clothes. I head to stores that typically have color coordinating collections. I can then purchase clothes for all of us from one store. I know then all of our clothes will coordinate.
Say no to characters.
Yes, your little one may love their Toy Story shirt but you may want to skip it for the family photo session. Just like patterns, characters on shirts can be pretty distracting
Textures are your friend.
I am a huge fan of a cotton fitted shirt. However, in photographs I like to add textures like scarves or belts to add a little more to the image. Don’t shy away from different textures.
These photos will be hanging on your walls and treasured for years to come. By choosing simple, classic clothes you will help give your images a timeless feel.