Family-photo season is upon us. These can be both fun and stressful, but I always love the outcome! Here are my DOs and DON’Ts for family photos!
️Start the process with mom. Mom, pick an outfit that you feel great in, and build the rest of the family’s looks around you. PRO TIP: a wrap dress or wrap top is complimentary on every body shape.
️ Pick 2-4 color hues that compliment mom’s outfit for the rest of the family.
DO: Stick with solids, possibly with some micro-prints thrown in. Work in different textures instead of bold patterns.
DO: Bribe your kids. If you have young kids, I recommend bringing a couple packs of Smarties. Give them one every time they smile for the camera.
*My recommended candy of choice. It’s small and doesn’t stain clothes/faces like chocolate:
DO: Embrace the candid shots. My favorite pictures are always the ones where we’re being ourselves and real with each other.
DO: Bring a hat, but only wear it for some of the shots. PRO TIP: wait to put on the hat until the last few pictures, so it doesn’t mess up your hair.
DON’T: Don’t wear uncomfortable clothes or items that wrinkle easily.
DON'T: match exactly. Wear complimentary colors, not matchy-matchy.
You can pull lots of different colors from this dress to outfit the rest of your family:
DON'T blend in with your background. For instance, if you’re taking photos in the woods, don’t wear the same color brown or camo.
*Black is usually a safe choice:
DON'T: stress! Plan ahead! (don’t wait until the week of to come up with outfits)
My recommended wine for de-stressing: