Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Holiday Photos

I know...I know.  We are barely into September, but it is time.  Time to start figuring out that annual family photo...unless you were super smart & did it this summer amongst your vacationing.  That's what I did, although I might still do another shoot as there was not a 'love' shot.  Lots of 'likes' and lots of ones to hang throughout the house here & there, but not sure I am feeling any of them for this year's family shot.  The benefits of having a photographer sister I tell ya are endless!

Anyway, as my own thoughts have started to turn to this, I figured perhaps yours too.  So as I drum around ideas as to what to wear {the #1 question my sister gets asked} here is my first inspiration board on the matter.

A few things I have learned over the years when it comes to dressing a family for family photos...
  • Do not wear jeans & white shirts.  Please.  I know we all have a million of these pictures already anyway.  Typically a photographer will tell you not to wear white shirts period.  They reflect the light onto your face, making you look washed out.  The white is also hard to edit around -- a lot of times it gets 'blown out.'  Which is code for over bright, or glowy. {if you are putting a cardigan over it...go ahead}
  • You do not need to be matchy-matchy.  You can have a variety of colors & patterns, but need a few solids to anchor it.
  • If you are all going to be in jeans, make sure they are the same hue.  So no acid wash with dark washes, okay?  Same goes for tan pants.
  • Add texture to your picture with your clothes.  Ruffles, knits, corduroy...they add interest without competing with your patterns.
  • Think about where you might be hanging it in your house...and dress to compliment.
Back to the above board...If you see something you like all items were found TODAY on Gap, Old Navy, Banana Republic or PiperLime...and are what I would determine as reasonably priced, but you be the judge.

Let me know if there is a particular color you are interested in wearing & perhaps I'll get a board for it.

1 comment:

BrownEyedGirlsMom said...

Nice - I think you need to become a stylist in your spare time!

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