Tips of what to wear: Family Edition

Family photos can get a little complicated when it comes to clothing choices. Trendy in Indy and I are here to help make them a little less complicated for you! 

As a photographer, this is one of the most questions I get asked. It can really be intimidating and sometimes confusing when you are planning for more than two people. Here are some of my favorite tips all in one place. 


1. Look into your home decor. 

These photos are going to be most likely hanging in your house. Picking out colors that go with your home will help. Make sure that your clothes will blend in with your home decor. 

2. Coordinate, don't match. 

By selecting a color scheme and using hues that complement each other, you can achieve a more natural look across the board. Pick two main colors and then add softer tones to accent and complete your color scheme.

3. Wear something comfortable. 

Family sessions can have a lot of movement (especially with little ones). Wear something that you can move in easily. 

4. Lay out each family members outfits together so you can see how they look next to each other. 

This can give you a good idea of what they look like together. This can help you also see if there is something that is not quite right. 

5. Last, but not least, make sure the outfits are timeless. 

If all else fails, when you look in your closet to find the perfect family portrait outfits think about staying classic. You’ll want your photos to be timeless. Styles come and go but, your photos are forever.