Do you have a plan for what everyone is going to wear? Hopefully I can help …

Most importantly, I want you all to feel wonderful. This is essential to my process. So that’s step one. You also need to be comfortable and able to move around easily, I want you free and ready to play without needing to adjust what you are wearing.

Try to get everyone to choose complimentary colours, I know this is a big ask with the larger groups. But if you aim at maybe one general colour palette, like earthy tones, your images will flow together so much better. Just to be super clear, you do NOT want everyone in white t-shirts and blue jeans. We are leaving this style of family portrait far behind us in the early 90’s and will never be revisiting it again.

Aim for simple clothing, avoid anything with writing or logos. These can be really distracting but can also date your images really quickly as fashions change. Look for textures, it photographs so well. Thick knits and anything linen will personally keep me happy forever. When possible instead of black go for charcoal or dark blue, and instead of white try for cream or beige. This helps soften the contrast in your images which can sometimes be really distracting.

There are plenty more examples all throughout my website and I have created a Pinterest board with more samples too.

As always, I am here to help. Many of my clients take photographs of what they are planning and sms them through to me, feel free to do this.