Do coordinate colors!
Leave the white shirts with the khakis at home with the rest of the 1990s outfits.
Avoid large distracting logos
You’re not a billboard for Supreme.
Classic and timeless is always a good choice
I personally love solids.
When in doubt, go neutral tones, and pop in a color!
Neutrals are great. Shades of Tans, Ivory, Grays, etc. Then throw in your favorite color!
Yes to simple accessories!
I love statement pieces, but sometimes, they can take over the visuals of a family session. Simple is always best!
Consider home decor
We often design, print, and order wall art (framed prints, canvases, bamboo prints) for our families. If the room that you wish to hang the photos in have a particular color theme, it’s best to keep your outfits to that color scheme, too.
Coordinate your outfits with location
If we’re photographing in the Boston Common, where there will be a lot of greenery, perhaps leave the green outfits at home.
Clothing to leave at home
Avoid plaid and busy patterns
Clothing that is busy will detract away from faces and expressions for your family photos.
Put away the neon!
Because of how bright these colors are, color casts may reflect onto skin. I don’t want your face to look like you got into a fight with a highlighter.
Wear ultra-white clothing on another day
Instead, consider off-white or ivory.
Avoid showing off body parts that you dislike
If toes freak you out, leave the flipflops at home. If you dislike your arms, wear long sleeves.
Leave the transition glasses at home
and bring another pair, so that we can see your eyes!