General Tips

  • Coordinate but don't match, use colors that complement each other. The main reason for this is that wearing the same color is going to blend into each other. You want to create balance in your family photos.
  • Lay each family member's outfit together while planning. This way you'll have a good idea about how the pieces will look next to each other. This will allow you a better idea of what works and what doesn't. Plus, this way you can make sure that you're not missing any essential clothing items.

What To Avoid

  • Avoid busy patterns such as busy stripes, tight plaid, and shirts with logos. Large patterns tend to overwhelm the subject. But at the same time, you don’t want a tiny pattern if the colors contrast (a light and a dark color together).
  • Avoid oversized items that don't fit well, they will not photograph well.
  • Phones or keys in pockets (or anything, really. Empty those pockets!)