Deciding on what to wear for your family photographs can be just as challenging as finding the perfect photographer. These are photos you are going to cherish for years and hang on your walls or make photo albums of.

  1. Coordinating colours OR matching colours

You can either have matching shirts and pants or you can allow personalities to shine with colours and patterns. Pick a couple of colours and choose clothes that will fit in with your colour scheme. Avoid one family member wearing bright red or yellow if everyone else is in pastel colours.

  1. Look at your home decor

What do you like? Do you like bright colours? Neutrals? Since you will be hanging these photos in your house you want to make sure the colours of your clothes complement the colour scheme of your home.

  1. Limit patterns

Not everyone in the photo should wear patterns as it may distract the final image.

  1. Say no to characters

Your little one may want to dress up as his or her favourite superhero, but you may want to skip this for the main family photos. Characters, like too many patterns, can make your photo look too busy. Extra dress up photos can be done at the end of the session.

  1. Avoid all white or all black clothing

For family photos all black or all white clothing does isn’t a good idea. A little bit of contrast makes for a more interesting photo.

  1. Accessories are your friends

Adding scarves, belts or costume jewellery to your outfits definitely adds more interest. Carefully thought out accessories can showcase characters.

  1. Consider your background

Do you want indoor or outdoor photos? If they are in front of a backdrop, consider what you are wearing. Your outfits should complement the backdrop colour.