After booking your family portrait photo shoot with Boutique Lifestyle Photography, it is now time to start preparing you and your family to ensure you arrived prepared and ready for your session. With the help of a few easy tips and tricks, you can be assured of a fun-filled and enjoyable studio experience!
What About Clothing Styles For My Family Photos?
As a professional family photographer in Auckland, we are often asked ‘How should I dress for family portraits?‘ When selecting outfits for your family, the first thing to understand is that there is no ‘wrong’ choice. Choosing a clothing style or theme for your photo shoot is an individual choice. It’s more important that you and your family feel at ease and comfortable. If you choose a style that doesn’t resonate with you, that will clearly show in your portraits. If you are unsure, the safest option is to go for a smart-casual look, which is both relaxed yet always photographs well.
How to Dress for my Family Photo Shoot?
As mentioned with regard to outfits and colours, it is best to select based on what you feel most comfortable in. Also ensure to have some form of consistency among family members. The colours you choose don’t have to be identical, complimentary colours (such as cool or warm) work well too. This ensures your professional family images look well balanced and professional. You can view our website galleries to see some great examples of how others have chosen to dress, and base your decisions accordingly.
We also encourage you to bring along a couple of clothing options if you are unsure. We do provide a changing room in our studio for you to use.
In addition, other factors that contribute to stunning results are found in some of the smaller details. For example, ensure that you come with clean hair and freshly ironed clothing. Also, ensure shoes are clean and try to avoid any form of sunburn prior to your session. Other things include ensuring your nails are neatly trimmed. If you choose to wear nail polish, ensure this has recently been touched up. Otherwise natural looking, neatly trimmed nails are ideal.
If you are planning on wearing makeup in your family portraits, be sure to have tried your makeup in advance. Again, this ensures you are happy with your complexion and results in your portraits. For men, either a clean shaven look works well (assuming you don’t have a beard). Alternatively, a neatly trimmed beard likewise works best.
Now’s the time to Book Your Photo Shoot – call us today!
If you have any additional questions regarding your preparation, you are most welcome to contact us and we will be happy to help you. Combining these preparation tips above with our posing assistance, professional studio lighting and our relaxed atmosphere, you will enjoy a fun-filled family photo shoot experience with amazing results!