I’ve had some sessions lately that were styled and dressed so well that I had to highlight them on my blog. Here they are:
This is the 3rd time I’ve photographed this family and mom always does such a wonderful job styling her entire family. The colors go great together AND there’s pattern — multiple patterns. How does it all work? First, the patterns are small and not overpowering. Big brother’s shirt is the piece that ties everyone together. Mom pulled all the colors from that shirt — everyone is wearing one of those “signature” colors. Coordinated, but not matching — my favorite combination!
One very important thing to remember when choosing outfits for a family session is making sure that small grouping of the family work well too. In this case, the entire family looked great (see above) AND the kids look great together in a group. Its a fun picture!
The next one is a small family group — 3 people and their dog — but I love that they don’t match and still look great together. The Pop of red is my favorite part. Its classic and fun at the same time. The other thing I want to note here is background color. Most of my sessions are done outside, in a park, so the dominant color is green. Picking clothing colors that play off the green is important. The red & blue in this group pops nicely from the green background.
This next set is an extended family session: grandparents + 3 sets of families. I know it seems overwhelming to try to pick out outfits for a large group like this. But, instead of going with a uniform, the group went for one of my favorite combinations for extended families: different shades of blue. Blue is easy to find, looks good on most people and always looks good in photos.
And, again, this group needed to consider what smaller groupings would look like because while the large family photo was important, so was each individual family and each grouping of kids.
And, finally, one of the more dynamic and colorful groups I’ve photographed. Whomever planned this groups outfits has a fantastic sense of style. Again, notice that there are some patterns mixed in with the solids AND the patterns contain the colors found in the entire group. Remember, coordinated, but not matching.
And, again, when you do a smaller subset of the group, they still look great!