Start with a Basic Color Palette
Mix Simple Wardrobe Choices with Patterned OutfitsIf the goal of your family portrait is to highlight certain members of the family while including everyone, you can mix simpler outfits with patterned ones to automatically draw the eye’s attention. This is a great scheme to use if you want portraits of the entire family together but would like the kids to be the focus. By dressing the parents more simply, kids’ patterned clothing will draw attention to them by contrast.
Use Wardrobe Accents to Express Personalities
A skirt can bring in just the right level of formal appeal for family portraits. Photo from loveandlemonade.comAccents to your family’s wardrobe are a great way to add variety to photos because they can be posed with and are easily removed. Accents include hats, scarves, and ties. Since you can use them in some photos and leave them out of others feel free to go bold with a few coordinating accents between family members for a few more “fun” poses and styles to choose from in your finished family portraits.
Go Traditional: Pants for Boys and Skirts for GirlsTo capture a more formal look for your family portraits on canvas without a lot of effort, one simple wardrobe trick is to stick to pants for the boys and seasonally appropriate skirts for the girls. Denim or longer, jewel-tone skirts have an autumnal feel that’s on trend and classic at the same time. Consider pulling elements from the skirts into the boys’ wardrobes as accents to tie the look together.
Don’t Forget to LayerLayering for fall family portraits serves two purposes: First, you want to make sure that everyone in the family is comfortable for the temperature. Second, you can remove and even swap layers between family members for different looks throughout your photo shoot. So don’t forget to bring those scarves, sweaters, and hoodies! You’ll appreciate the comfort and the variety of choices for your fall family portraits on canvas.
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