If you’re like me, you seriously worry that your outfits won’t look right all pictured together, or the shoot will go horribly due to some unforeseen circumstances. I sometimes spend hours shopping/planning the family attire! Try not to get yourself too worked up – it will all work out! This is for if you don’t want to stress, and don’t feel confident in your styling abilities (although don’t underestimate yourself!)2. If you must stress about attire, stick with primary colors.
Here are my tips for picking outfits if you do want to be like me and majorly stress:
-The white tee and denim bottoms are sort of “out” and so don’t try to do anything too matchy-matchy.
-Stick with primary colors – so for one of these shoots, I did red, blue, and I knew the yellow plants would be in the photos, so I liked how that would look for the end product!
-Don’t be afraid of being too “loud” because prints or bright colors make you stand out in the photos! In both of the photo sessions above, you can see that I’m wearing very vibrant outfits!
3. No majorly new hair cuts or colors in the weeks leading up to the shoot.
Trimming kid’s hair is different than doing a full-on transformation. If you have long locks or a specific color of hair and decide it’s time for a fun change, the weeks leading up to family photos isn’t the time to do this. Trust me, I have personal experience!
4. Naps for alllllll the kids.
Brittany mentioned this above, but I’m including it because well-rested children make or break a photo session!
5. know your location (in regards to hair + what you wear)
Important thing to note – if you have family photos on the beach on a particularly windy day – wear your hair up! There’s nothing worse than your hair flying all over your face during a shoot. Same for your little ones. Also, if you’re going to the mountainous, scenic areas, be sure to wear appropriate shoes. Just know your shoot location and make sure to dress/style appropriately!*Red & plaid photos by Brittany LeSueur Photography.