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What to wear for your at-home family photo shoot

There are a few really simple ideas you can take on board when deciding what to wear for your at-home family photo shoot.  These will help to make your images beautiful and timeless. 

You’re likely to want to display your images around your home for years to come, so I highly recommend you put some careful thought into deciding what to wear for your photo shoot so that you will truly love your photos. 

DON’T LEAVE YOUR CLOTHING CHOICES TILL THE LAST MINUTE!

Think through what you would like everyone to wear and plan in advance.

A great place to start when thinking through what to wear for your photo shoot, is to choose a theme.  So this could be smartformalcasual or smart casual

Within this theme, it’s a great idea to choose a couple of hues to develop your colour scheme around.  Use your brightest choice of colour sparingly and blend in the rest of your clothing choices accordingly. 

Layers!

Layers are a really easy way to add variety to your photos; so simple things like a jacket, a shawl or thin scarf can be added or taken away to change up the images.

Dark colours are generally slimming and a great choice.  And I generally advise that it’s best to stay away from big, busy patterns which might date.  Therefore, simple stripes, subtle spots, gentle patterns or understated florals can look lovely. 

SPORTS SHIRTS AND CLOTHING WITH BIG LOGOS ARE BEST LEFT IN THE WARDROBE

Another really easy way to variety to your images is to ACCESSORIZE! Boy children look so cute in braces or a flat cap!  What little girl doesn’t love a floral headband!  Earrings, necklaces, hats are all welcome.  And if your child has a favourite toy or teddy it would be lovely to includes them too! 

Where to start?

It can help to find one key piece of clothing and dress the rest of the family around that.  So if a child has a favourite clothing item, or you have a particular outfit you love, use this as your starting point and work around that.

Be comfortable

Arguably, the most important thing to remember is to wear what is comfortable and in which you feel at ease.

Little girls look lovely in a dress and boys scrub up nicely in a shirt – but if they aren’t comfortable on the day of your photo shoot they are unlikely to enjoy the experience and we want your pictures to reflect a happy time!

If you need any more inspiration on what to wear for your photo shoot, have a look below at some colour combinations and clothing styles.

Colour & Style Inpiration

denim and tan clothing suggestions for what to wear on your family photo shoot
tan and pink clothing suggestions for what to wear on your family photo shoot
beige and ivory clothing suggestions
denim red and yellow clothing suggestions for what to wear for your family photo shoot
gold and navy clothing suggestions for what to wear for your family photo shoot
brown and maroon clothing suggestions for what to wear for your family photo shoot
orange and red clothing suggestions for what to wear on your family photo shoot
crimson and navy clothing suggestions for what to wear for your family photo shoot
orange and gold clothing suggestions for what to wear for your family photo shoot

So, I hope you have found this guide on what to wear for your at-home family photo shoot a help.  If you are stuck you may find laying everything out on the bed in advance so you can see all the item together is a great help.  Get the kids to try on their clothes ahead of time if they are new, so you can make sure they fit.

If you get stuck, please don’t hesitate to ask!

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