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WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER BASED IN WORCESTERSHIRE

Documentary Wedding Photography

March, 2019

PICTURE-PERFECT: DRESSING FOR FAMILY PHOTOGRAPHY

THIS BLOG POST WILL COVER THE FAMILY PHOTOGRAPHY QUESTION: WHAT KIND OF OUTFITS SHOULD OUR FAMILY WEAR TO A PHOTOSHOOT, TO ENABLE YOU AS OUR PHOTOGRAPHY TO CAPTURE OUR TIMELESS MILESTONE FAMILY PHOTOGRAPHY?!

I love March as a time of year. The weather is starting to get a little warmer, the days longer and the colours brighter. Everything is beginning to bloom and flourish, and it just feels like we have a lovely new lease of life. 

It's a wonderful time of the year for me personally, too. Wedding season has not quite begun, but it's late enough in the year that I've had time to do the much needed "yearly updates" - new & fresh website details, pricing tweaks and new products for my couples & clients. Basically... I've had time to reflect on what worked well and to put the necessary tools in place to keep improving and striving for better. I also celebrate a few of my friends' birthdays and share my anniversary with Adam in this month. This year, we will have been together for 10 wonderful years. Time really does fly when you're constantly laughing with your best friend.  

Another thing I absolutely love about this time of year is that Easter/the Easter holidays are imminent! Pastel colours, daffodils, baby lambs, spring flowers – it’s just a beautiful time of year and a wonderful opportunity to have some family photos.

WHAT KIND OF OUTFITS SHOULD FAMILIES WEAR FOR A FAMILY PHOTOGRAPHY PHOTO SHOOT?

As a family photographer, the most important thing, in order to aid my ability to capture beautiful fine art photography at your family photography shoot, is that all family members best prep themselves for their family photography session (see below for my top tips on this). It's a gorgeous excuse for a family gathering, where I can create perfect gifts that will tell your family story and last a lifetime. These natural images can be turned into art prints from your portrait session that reflect the perfect location for you, filled with memories of your most special moments and family portraits/family photographs of you all having a great time at your portrait session

AFTER A PREVIOUS BLOG POST, "HOW TO PREP FOR A FAMILY PHOTOSHOOT" RECEIVED SOME REALLY LOVELY FEEDBACK, I THOUGHT I'D PICK UP ON THE MOST DISCUSSED POINT, AND ONE I GET ASKED A LOT ABOUT, OUT OF THE SIX AFOREMENTIONED AND THAT'S "OUTFITS". TODAY I WANT TO DELVE INTO THIS POINT A LITTLE DEEPER, SO HERE ARE "FIVE POINTERS ON DRESSING FOR A FAMILY SHOOT..."

Generally, for family photography, it's best to coordinate outfits without being too matchy-matchy. Choosing a colour palette with everyone wearing complementary shades is a good place to start. It's also a fab idea to avoid busy patterns or logos as this can make your images, as this can be distracting. Opt for timeless and classic styles that will look great in photos for years to come

  • Weather – We can check this up until the very last second and any preliminary “April Showers” that may creep in, are not going to stop us! If you plan to layer or plan for rain and/or shine – you’ll have the freedom to be flexible and comfortable.

  • Coordination – The whole “jeans and a matching t-shirt” look is a little bit of an outdated one. Earth tones and neutrals work, along with seasonal soft spring vibes, think of a complimentary colour palette and see/scroll below for examples of this.

  • Undergarments – Whilst I have skills and experience when using Photoshop, editing out undergarment lines or a bra strap are difficult and take time, it's something worth thinking about for sure!

  • Comfort – As I always say, comfortable shoes that allow for interaction are key. I also highly recommend wearing something you are able to move around in comfortably. A medium or long length dress or skirt, as opposed to tight restrictive jeans (if this represents you of course) can help me to capture movement and create flattering images.

  • Accessories - Hats, headbands, chunky scarves, a floaty skirt, a brolly - they create visual interest, keep your hands busy and allow for movement within your images, don’t be afraid to dress up a little!

This was my first year offering "Easter mini’s", and it was a real joy! I even witnessed a little one eating his very first ever "Crème Egg" – it was amazing!

Please feel free to get in touch today if you fancy a chat, my family photography packages can be found here, why not see if I could be the perfect family photographer for you?

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