Family Style Guide
Where To Begin?
- The Color palette
- When deciding on outfits, consider color “families”
- For example try to keep everyone in cool tones (more blue and grey) OR warm tones (camel, sage green, blush, off white, etc).
- A simple way to help jumpstart the direction of your color palette is to consider how your printed images will look on the walls of your home!
- Clothing Textures & Layers
- mixing different layers and utilizing different clothing textures is a simple way to create depth and interest into your images
- Consider the location for pictures.
Also consider the time of year.....Especially in the fall we all tend to gravitate towards those darker- richer-jewel tone colors. I find that bold colors and prints tend to take away from the focus of the image and can create color casts on your skin that are difficult to remove. So instead of dressing the whole family in dark greens or reds, consider having one piece of clothing darker and then balancing it out with other articles of clothing that are neutral.
When deciding on outfits, think about color “families” and try to keep everyone in cool tones (more blue and grey) OR warm tones (camel, sage green, blush, off white, etc). Textures like knits and layers are great too!
Also keep in mind how your images will look on the walls of your home when you print your images!
Cohesive & Coordinating
Gone are the days of dressing everyone in blue jeans and white shirts...the goal is no longer matching but instead choosing a color pallet and branching out from there.
See examples below: