Family portrait ideas: accentuate the positive!

Flash Portrait Studios, the family and baby digital photography experts with studios throughout Illinois, Ohio, Minnesota, Iowa, Kentucky and Oregon offer many tips on their website for family portrait ideas, including color and clothing tips to enhance your family portrait that you might not have considered.

For instance, when you are getting ready for your photography session, you want to be sure that your clothing best captures your age and your personality. You might have favorite items, books, toys, mementos that have special meaning for you and that will help you highlight and capture a special occasion.

In terms of clothing, it is best to pick out the outfit you want to wear the day before your photo session, to ensure it is in good condition, not too wrinkled or dirty. It is best also to keep your clothing choices simple. Stick to solid colors.  You want to avoid large, bold patterns and bright colors, which could well draw attention away from your face.

Don’t forget to accentuate the positive.  Dark clothing is slimming.  Lighter tones tend to emphasize body size in photographs.  Also, it’s a good idea to cover up your arms.  Long sleeves tend to draw attention away from your arms and instead bring the focus back to your face. And don’t just think about your upper body.  Your portrait photographer may suggest a full- length pose. Be sure to coordinate clothing from head to toe.

And remember to ‘frame your face’.  Scoop or v-neck tops flatter shorter necks and full faces. Turtlenecks or high-necked garments in portraits flatter longer necks and slender faces.

Now let’s talk about mood. The professionals at Flash Studios suggest you coordinate colors with your backgrounds.  So for example wear light on white. White or light pastel clothing looks best against a white or light-colored portrait background. Alternatively, wear dark on dark. Dark clothing looks best against darker portrait backgrounds and creates a more formal mood. Do not mix light and dark colors in portraits. Save stronger colors and patterns for accent items like scarves and neckties.

If you have many people in your photograph you might want to keep the clothing consistent, dressing everyone in the same style for each part of your portrait session.

These family portrait ideas and clothing tips are brought to you by the experts at www.flashportraits.com, the Digital Portrait studios that create outstanding digital photographs for you and your family.  Capture beautiful memories for a lifetime with your specially shot family portraits, baby photographs, senior photos or any other photos, either in-store, at home or on location.

These family portrait ideas and clothing tips are brought to you by the experts at www.flashportraits.com, the Digital Portrait studios that create outstanding digital photographs for you and your family.  Capture beautiful memories for a lifetime with your specially shot family portraits, baby photographs, senior photos or any other photos, either in-store, at home or on location.

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