Thank you for booking a family session with Stellar Photography. I have listed a few things below to help you plan for the day to ensure you have a great experience and some beautiful photographs.
The most common question from clients is 'what should we wear?'. What you decide to wear is completely up to you, you should ensure that everyone is comfortable and that it is a style that reflects who you are. A few pointers:
- If your portrait is going to hang on a wall in your house you might want to consider the colour scheme of that room to incorporate into your photo or make sure that it wont clash.
- Think of the little things - what colour socks, no phones or wallets in your pckets, no hair ties on wrists, no chipped nail polish and go easy on the make up - stick to a natural look, you dont need it any heavier for photos. Go easy on spray tans - they will appear more orange in photos.
- Stick to plain, patterned or textured clothing, stay away from large logos or anything too loud that will distract from the subjects.
- A good rule to go by is to pick no more than 3 colours and 2 patterns, working them through different outfits and subjects, but keeping within the same palette - all neutrals, all pastel, autumn colours etc. or add that one bold colour. Patterns are great, but not on everyone - too many patterns are distracting and busy in a photo. Take into consideration your shoot location. Aim for coordinating outfits, not matching (unless this is the theme of the shoot you are after - all jeans and white t-shirts, flannelette shirts etc)
Below are some examples