What should we wear?
27 April

What should we wear?

Once the session is booked, the first question I am asked is "What should we wear?" So I thought I would make this post so you would have some ideas to get you pointed in the right direction. My favorite tip is to choose a color palatte and have everyone stay within the palatte choice. This works especially well when organizing an extended family shoot with lots of people. Making color coordination super simple when you are not in charge of selecting everyone's outfits.  I have included a few color palette ideas to get your wheels turning.  Simply choose one and send it to everyone in your group and have them select their clothing from your palatte choice. Don't like any of these? Just google "color palette family portraits" and pick one you are looking for. While your at it, you can even pick one out to match your living room so that your wall portrait will match your decor!!  color-palettes-family-portraits CS-1720303-307withpal QH-1610817with pal WJ-1630427with pal When working with a smaller family unit, a more creative option is to have one or two patterns in the group and everyone else pull colors from those patterns. P1800027 P1640266 For the ladies, choose unique necklines that flatter the individual rather than having everyone in the same style or shirt or dress.  P1820944 RC-1730439 Put the ladies in one color and the guys in a contrasting color.  RC-1730403 RC-1730447 If a traditional classic look is what you are looking for, keep everyone in white and khaki. P1810203 P1810243 Add interesting details by using headbands, jewelry and scarves.  P2160145 P1820148 BW820244 BW820257 MB-1660998 Wear colors that compliment the sunset. Think about lavendar, peach, pinks and blues. P1310175fx For girls sessions, I don't think you can ever go wrong with little white dresses!  P1860556 BW2160225 P2160094 Feel free to bring props to your session to make your pictures as unique as your family!  P2160036 KS-1690116 KS-1690351 P2120813 However you want  your portraits... fun and funky or traditional and classic... I'll have the camera ready for some fun family memories on the beach!!  Still need to book your session for this summer? Gimme a call at 540-841-2641 or shoot me an email at wen@wenmcnally.com and we will get your family portrait session on the books!!  Sunset sessions starting at $350  Morning Mini Sessions starting at $200  Call or email for details!