Families are some of the most closely knit people in the world and friends come and go in a person’s life but families will remain with them till the end.
Of all the memories we all hold on to, the ones we never learn to let go of are those of our family. They are the people who are there for you from Day 1, there by your side through your cuts and bruises, trials and triumphs. But there comes a day when we have to be independent, stand on our own two feet and move out of the nest, either for studies or for work or to build our own family.
Before leaving, why not make an awesome family portrait that will remind everyone that they are always in your heart.
When styling a photo session, I like
to start out with a basic color palette and go from there. It can help to have one rock star in the photos who carries a pattern in their outfit that the rest of the group’s clothing or accessories pulls from, while keeping everyone else’s outfits more simple. You can do this with a neutral and a few colorful brights, or try a softer palette that has different tonal ranges of the same shades..
1. Think outside the box. Scarves, hats, flowers in the hair for girls, jewelry, sweaters, vests, jackets, etc…all these things can colorful life to the subject… I believe that especially with sweet babies and toddlers that they don’t need much in the way of accessories & Little kiddos are beautiful in their simple purity, and I want them to be the star of the show instead of making one’s eye go straight to a giant headband as big as their head as they sit awkwardly in a big bucket. I want the viewer to notice my subject and their personality first. The accessories and clothing should just complement them & not be center stage. (I’ve listed some details about the
2. Pay attention to the details: scarves, hats, shoes, jewelry… these all play a part in making you “look” come together. However, keep in mind that sometime, less is more. Wearing that fun, funky hair clip for the session is awesome, but you don’t want to overpower yourself with accessories because the details can become distracting. Continue reading What to wear on Family photoshoot