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    Default Ideas for outfits for a family photo shoot

    Hi all, we are getting my step son in Sep and are having our first proper family shoot. It will be on the beach and some bush as well. I want to put one of these photos on canvas so would like them to look the best they can. I have chosen what I'm going to wear but Im really struggling with the choices for my husband and three boys if anyone has any ideas it will be much appreciated thanks in advance ImageUploadedByThe Bub Hub1375915295.372767.jpg

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    My bestie recently had some family photos taken and they turned out beautifully.

    They all wore plain white shirts/t-shirts with blue jeans. It looked really neat and fresh.

    I'd say to team with your dress, keep the DH and the boys outfits smart casual. Perhaps neat casual pants with collared shirts or a simple plain t-shirt?

    I personally think it looks nicer to wear plain classic stuff. I've seen some pictures where males have big motifs on their shirts or busy patterns and it doesn't look as good.

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    Lovely dress I would try to stick to the one colour scheme for clothes, so try to find your DH and boys t-shirts/ shirts a similar colour to your dress and then have them wearing all the same coloured bottoms.

    If you are open to other suggestions, I would actually have everyone wearing a white t-shirt/ shirt with jeans, I've seen a few family portraits on the beach with the white top/ jeans outfits and it looks great

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    I think blue and green would look good together if you didn't want to be too matchy. So everyone in shades of blue or green (same green tone to yours) with blue denim shorts/jeans

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    I believe the rule is no patterns. Choose stuff that won't date too quickly. A few similar subtle shades will work of you don't want to do the same colour.

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    I had a quick look around... most photographers recommend the following-

    Families and couples: coordinating, but not matching

    The simpler the better. Try to keep the number of different colours down to three or four. Colours should be similar, but not exactly matching on every family member.

    Similar or complimentary colour tones and fabrics work well. For example, all the colours could be bright, or all subtle. If you have time and the inclination, lay all the clothes out on a bed, and see if anything stands out as not fitting in.

    Colours that compliment your skin tones, hair and eye colour are fabulous; for example, a T-shirt with blue tones on a kid with bright blue eyes.

    It will look better if you are in the same style – all dressy or all casual.

    A single family member wearing a white shirt or dress when everyone else is wearing colours will make that person stand out more in the photo, so this is best avoided.

    Bare feet in family shoots are great – again helps to keep things simple and casual

    Avoid large logo’s or branding {particuarly footy shirts}

    Try and avoid having everyone in the same style shirts, just cos you live in
    the country doesn’t mean you’re all lumberjacks! Keep those chequered shirts for
    decorating and gardening!

    Try different outfits, have a trial run. Pile up in front of the mirror ~
    does it look great? Then fabulous, you’re ready for your shoot.

    Denim is great and goes with most things. So if you get stuck, stick on the
    jeans. Dirty denim or ‘worn’ jeans are great for boys.

    Beware ‘the reds’! Yes thats right, red is great to photograph IN COLOUR,
    but in black and white, it looks plain washed out and pale.

    Grab some accessories ~ be bold be daring! Colourful tights and leggings for
    girls, gum boots,cowboy boots,hats,beanies,head bands. The list of
    accessories is endless!

    Don’t forget shoes! Think outside the box ~ go for something a little
    different. A good pair of connies always works well with boys, or simply go
    barefoot

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    Thanks for all the advice. Bare feet for sure and I'm getting those beachy straw hats for the boys. I have done the white and denim before so want to try something different but will definitely have it as a back up plan. Am thinking of white with it and like the idea of blue as suggested. Husband in white polo with dark shorts with green stripes but am so confused at what combos to put the boys in to match without all being the same. What accessories for me too? I don't have much of an imagination

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    We had family photos done and the photographer suggested a black and white theme and very basic styles/cuts. I did a white tank and black skirt, DH did jeans and a black T and DD did a black and white dress. They came out looking super smart!

    One thing I regret is "doing" my hair. I wish I'd left it out so it fell naturally or did a simple pony tail. The photos aren't that old but already I look at it and think "god my hair looks lame and dated" ha.

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    That does sound nice. Hair that's another thing I have to think about. So much thought has to go into these priceless momento's.

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    Check out 'Awkward Family Photos'......do the opposite

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