Thinking about Styling for your Family Portrait Session in the Mountains of Asheville, NC.
There are two schools of thought when it comes to styling for Family Photos in the Fall! The first group likes to dress a little fancier than normal, pulling out their very best sweaters, leggings, vests, scarfs, boots and hats! The second group likes to take a more photo journalistic, everyday, true to life approach for their family portraits, wearing plaids, jeans, sweaters & hats!
In my professional opinion, the only thing that you can do “wrong” when dressing your family (at any time of year) for portraits is to get on the “matchy – matchy” train! (example: everyone wearing denim jeans & a white sweater!)
During the pre-session phone consultation & planning session prior to each of my client’s portrait session, I always advise my clients to dress in a way that feels authentic and true to their personality, in a way that will make them feel comfortable and in a way that is season/temperature appropriate!
I LOVE when my clients incorporate interesting colors, textures and accessories into their outfits for family portraits! In this particular Fall Family Portrait Session, Sarah incorporated interesting colors in the plaid shirt her husband was wearing, interesting textures in the wool/plaid dress & headband her adorable daughter was wearing! The outfit choices for this session were casual, authentic and true to their personalities & warm/weather appropriate! Well done, mama!
Hope to see you all this fall!