A question that I often get asked when people are booking a portrait is what should I wear for my family portrait. Although personal preference is a strong factor, here are some guidelines that may help.
Solid Colors: In general you are better off going with solid color rather than a busy pattern.
Darker Colors: Hawaii is famous for linen outfits on the beach. That is a beautiful option, but in general darker colors tend to make for better portraits.
Continuity: Making your family “match” is another aspect to consider. One of my favorite choices is when a family choses a common color and everyone in the family has something that contains that color, often in varying shades. It makes for a continuity without being too matchy. Another option that I really like is when the men/boys match in one way and the woman/girls match in another way.
Treat Yourself: We all feel good when we have a new outfit to wear. If you feel good about what you are wearing, it will come across in the photos.
Hair and Make-Up: Professional hair and make-up also make a big difference in your family or couple photography. A make-up artist can do your make-up in a way that makes you looks great on camera. And, there is sometimes wind on the beach, so don’t be afraid to spray just a little more hair spray.