I’ve been chatting on my facebook page, helping my readers plan for their family portraits. I LOVE designing clothing for a photo shoot, especially the challenge of coordinating, instead of matchy-matching with a family. The bigger the family, the more fun the challenge! I was helping a friend shop last week for clothing for her family portraits, because the idea just overwhelmed her. She decided on grays and blacks (great for winter photos), and I suggested a splash of color…but what color? I’m still not sure what they will go for, but I am building this post around grays and blacks and a splash of color. Here are some fun clothing suggestions ideas I’ve found online:
A touch of YELLOW…
Now, before you get all crazy about where to buy this stuff, the link above is from a year ago, and the items are likely unavailable now. BUT, use this as a guide…mom doesn’t need a yellow leather jacket (though it pretty much rocks) but a yellow cardigan would work. I love how the little girl just has a touch of yellow in her headband and the shoes. Yes, shoes matter! The investment for family portraits aren’t JUST for the photographer/prints, but in cohesive clothing and bringing it all together for an overall beautiful look. I shop and buy and shop and buy and return, return, return after I have what I want.
Here is a splash of yellow on REAL people:
love those peekaboo yellow tights, hint of yellow shoes, yellow shirt poking out of the mans plaid shirt–LOVE!
A touch of GREEN…
A touch of RED…
A touch of TEAL…
And check out these handsome people pulling it all together from this inspiration board: