8 Tips on What to Wear for Spring Family Pictures
I found this article on sixthbloom website and thought I would post it as it gives some good advice on what to wear regardless whether Spring to Winter.
1 Texture your Pictures- Be sure to have some layers, texture, dimension in your pictures! Layer your son with a t-shirt and a denim button down over it, your daughter to have a belt that adds a pop of color, or as in this image mom has texture/layer on her top. Spring is harder to layer because we are always so ready for cooler/summer-y type clothes, but throwing some layers in there provides the texture. Think hats for boys, a light airy scarf for girls, leggings with a ruffled skirt, necklaces…think layers! Erin Rachel Photography 2- Choose 2-3 complimentary colors that YOU like. It could be yellow, blue, and cream or red, brown, and white or…. Either way, make sure you’ve got some color in there. Then have one person, maybe two people, wear something that is a non-solid using the colors you’ve chosen. Everyone else should wear solids from the same color palette. This way you’ll look cohesive without being too uniform.
I strongly advise that you not mix too many non-solids together, especially if you have a small family. And I also encourage you to stay away from everyone wearing the same white or black shirt with jeans or khakis. Bring in some color!!
3- Choose varying shades of the same color instead of trying to match perfectly. This gives some variety while still looking cohesive.
4- Choose 2-3 colors for large families or large groups then have everyone dress themselves using those colors. Its a win win because you’ll all match, but everyone gets to be themselves!
5- What looks good in your home?
Think about what would look good hanging up on the walls of your home. Pick clothing that will compliment the colors in your home so that you can display your photos proudly!
6- Avoid Matchy- Matchy
. Don’t feel like you have to simply chose one color to coordinate! Chose 3-4 even and spread out the colors through your individual clothing options. Grey pants for Dad, silver scarf for Mom, and a silver sweater for their daughter mixed with a plaid or jean print would pull together everyone in a cohesive theme, without reverting to the old “matchy-matchy” that is so not for 2015!
7- Pick neutral colors then add a splash of color! I love warm and neutral tones with a touch of color. This peach color is perfect for spring. Layering is a great way to add some versatility to your look.
8- Think about your location as well! When styling your spring session, think about the location as well when choosing your outfits and accessories. This military family wanted their session in Washington DC so that they could remember the time they spent in our nation’s Capitol. I love how they wore red, white, and blue to highlight their service to our country. The outfits were classic and sophisticated; completely PREPtacular, and their photos will never go out of style.