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Choosing The Right Colors For Your Family, Photo-shoot?

 It’s fall photography season! I’d say it’s my favorite time of year for many reasons. It’s also the busiest time of year for me as a Portrait and family photographer. Everybody wants to take advantage of the cooler temps and beautiful leaves changing and get cozy photos for their holiday greeting cards.

One thing my clients always ask me is, “What should we wear for our family photos?”

After being Doing This for over 7yrs and working with image consultants and photographing families for more than a dozen years, I’ve come up with a few basic guidelines for what to wear for a photo session.

Here are the three main rules I share with my clients to make sure everybody is looking good and feeling great in front of the camera.

Three easy rules to plan what to wear for your fall family photos

Choose A inspirational outfit and plan around it

I usually find an outfit for one of my clients or me that I just love, and it naturally inspires me with Ideas. Often, the rest of us have something already in our closets that can work with that main outfit, but I may need to get something new for one of us.

Use that main outfit to determine your level of an outfit. Are you all going to a date-night, a backyard picnic, or church? You don’t want one person dressed in Church Clothing and heels while others are in ripped jeans and Loafers.

Keep your location in mind

If you are heading out in the peak of the fall colors, you don’t want to blend in with the background. Jewel tones like a deep teal, navy blue, plum, or limited use of yellow can help you stand out from the fall leaves, while also allowing the leaves to add bold color to your images.

If you are going to a rustic location like Coleman County City Park, opt for lighter or bold colors that will stand out from the dark stone and wood. If you are going to do photos at the beach or a local lake with a sandy shore, opt for colors slightly more saturated than the washed-out colors of the sand and dunes, so you don’t fade away into the background.

When it doubts, stick with solid colors, in the same tone and avoid black and white

I always caution my clients to avoid solid black or white shirts.” White-Shirts” 😦 and occasionally i forget to tell me clients this. White usually gets washed out, and the black can be heavy and throw off the balance of the overall image. I’m not as much of a stickler when it comes to black or white pants, but if you have a pet at home, make sure to bring a sticky or lint roller.

Just because a clothing item is a solid color doesn’t mean it can’t be fun. Look for fitted silhouettes and lots of texture. Maybe it’s a chunky cable knit sweater or a bold necklace that brings in the color of the inspiration outfit. Maybe it’s the shape. Puffy shoulders are very in these days and can add a bit of personality.

If you do need to incorporate a cream-colored top to help keep things coordinated without throwing off the color scheme, look for a top that, again, has texture and shape. This can keep the top from being totally washed out and just looking like a big bright spot in the images.

How to coordinate without wearing the same outfits

Let’s go back to the inspiration outfit. Say you find a cute floral patterned dress for you or your children. Maybe the store also has that same pattern in a matching legging for your other child. That’s a great way to match without being identical.

Then, pick out some colors in the pattern and find solid items for other family members. Maybe dad wears dark jeans and a Polo or button-up. Older kids can wear chinos and a polo, while mom wears a fitted solid casual dress or goes for darker jeans and a colorful top.

My four favorite places to find Children’ outfits:

A local boutique – This is a great way to find unique finds that won’t be showing up on everybody else’s Christmas cards. We have several great shops in the Area to find that inspiration you need, and the customer service is always a hit. The owners handpick their items and know their customers really well. So they understand that families love coordinating and often have sibling outfits and can help you find just what you need.

Prickly-Pear – This store… I swoon every time I look at their website. They are so adorable. It’s preppy but so perfectly styled. I have a rule that I won’t buy anything there full price. So take advantage of the end-of-season sales. And trust me…you can get some amazing deals.

Annette and Roberto came to Coleman from Fort Worth, Texas to restore a historic building that needed to be saved. It was built in about 1908 had been empty for many years. The restoration took about a year, and now they live upstairs and have the boutique and café downstairs. Annette has been in retail sales for over 30 years, from small boutiques to big retailers such as Gap and Pier 1 imports, and always dreamed of having her own boutique. Roberto was a CPA. Prickly Pear is their ‘”retirement”. They love to serve the Coleman community… The boutique has a great mix of fashion, jewelry, shoes, and gifts. The café serves a cranberry pecan chicken salad that is always on the menu and a daily special.

Check out our FB Prickly Pear Coleman.

My favorite thing about Prickly-Pear is that they have patterns that they repeat in different forms like dresses, skirts, shorts, and tops. So it’s really easy to coordinate the kids. And they have options for various ways to style the items, so that not everybody has to be wearing the same outfit.

The Distressed Denim Jacket, Prickly-Pear

Old Navy & The Gap family of stores – Old Navy is another great shop that often has matching patterns in various departments and coordinating colors so that it can be easy to shop for the entire family in one place. They offer great sales too! The Gap also has swoon-worthy kids’ clothes and is a go-to for “chambray” items that somehow always make it into our family wardrobe for photo sessions.

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Equipment Used For These Shots

 

Meike 85mm f/1.8 lens

The 85mm f1.8 AF prime lens is Meike’s first auto focus lens. Compatible with all EOS EF mount digital SLR cameras, such as 5D 6D 7D Mark II 70D 80D 800D 1000D 1100D 600D 60D 450D 550D 5D3 5D4 Rebel T7i T6i T6s T6 T5i T5 T4i T3i SL2 DSLR Cameras and so on.

It’s a full frame lens, but also usable on APS-C bodies, The equivalent focal length is 136mm on APS-C bodies.

Main Features of The Lens:

  • Excellent sharpness

  • Low CA

  • Low distortion

  • Well made

Specification:

Aperture Range: f/1.8 – f/22

Diagonal:28.5°, horizontal:16°, vertical: 24°

Lens Construction: 6 Groups 9 Elements

Filter Thread Size: 67mm

Angle of View: 28.5°

Minimum Focus Distance: 0.85m

Size: 79 * 75 mm

Weight: 420g

Package Includes:

1 x Meike 85mm F1.8 Lens

2 x Lens Cap(front and rear)

1 x Lens Pouch

1 x Cleaning Cloth

1 x Lens Hood

1 x Product Card