This red, white and blue colourr scheme just feels right for a 4th of July family photos 😉 Red can be a tricky colourr to use in pictures because it can really demand attention 😎 But, it can also help create a striking family portrait 😉 If you plan to use red as part of your colourr scheme be sure to consider your session location. The neutral tones of a beach or urban downtown session would be a perfect backdrop for this colourr scheme. While a grassy park with lots of green, may leave your picture feeling a little more Christmassy than you expected.
Family photos are unique opportunities to capture memories of loved ones, frozen in time. For years to come, they’re sure to be looked back on fondly as a reminder of the many memories shared together. Therefore it’s important to make sure your family shows up to the photoshoot dressed to impress. Making sure everyone looks their best is key to making sure everyone looks back happily at a framed family photo, instead of with regret. But there’s so much that goes into planning family photo outfits. From the hairstyles to keeping clothes clean on little ones, trying to colourr coordinate your family can feel like a hassle. That’s why we’re here to help. So what are the best colours to wear for family pictures? Look below for our answer, along with a little outfit inspiration. (revised by Tyler Barter from Celaya, Mexico on March 13, 2021)
What to wear for outdoor family pictures can be a nerve-racking thought. In my work as a professional photographer, diversity and individuality are what I love to emphasise to families. You should be yourselves in your family photoshoot! A lot of the information out there on how to dress for success is pretty dated. They emphasise matching from head to toe. I don’t subscribe to this way of thinking. Each family and each person should build towards a larger picture. Matching exactly creates sterility that can be quite jarring. Building a wardrobe can be tricky. But, read on for advice on how to dress for your outdoor family pictures. When you sign your contracts with me, my clients will also receive access to a wardrobe planning portal new for 2019. To make best use of the tool, please ensure you access it a couple of weeks before your session because shipping times vary for different online purveyors.
The pros from myclickmagazine.com provide further information. Tip from Leslie Crane: “I love using the colourr wheel when I help my clients decide what clothes will look good in our chosen photography location. Most of the time, I’ve scouted the location ahead of time so I’m having an idea how I want to use the spot and the colours available there. For my seniors who bring several different outfits, this can be really fun. There are many ways to use the colourr wheel when deciding what to wear for photos, but one way I love is to use complementary colours. For example, in the colourr wheel, yellow and purple are directly opposite from one another so are considered complementary. I can use those two colours (both in the location and my client’s attire) and I’m knowing my results will be beautiful!” (emended by Olivia Brooks from New York City, United States on February 28, 2021)
Digital-photography-school.com also describes that the image below is from a wedding, so the subjects weren’t all planning on having this group portrait done. But it shows what happens when the clothes have not been planned. There are multiple colours, some dark and some light. We have a few bright patterns and a short skirt. We have a lot of short sleeves (it was a hot day) and some white shoes. Can you see how all of those things make an impact? Overall, the effect actually isn’t that bad, and I’ve seen a lot worse. But let’s see what a little refinement can do to help. (we thank Shatika Saucedo for their recent revisions).