It’s coming – FALL! Which means in addition to scarves, boots, sweaters and Pumkin everything, it’s time for family portrait sessions. Fall tends to be the busiest time of year because everyone wants those family photo updates for the holiday cards.
Here at Kloepping Photography we LOVE Fall! It just happens to be one of my favorite seasons (next to Spring).
One of the biggest questions I get is around what to wear to a session. In an effort to help my customers create images that they’ll love and they’ll want to print and display all over the house I’ve been pinning outfit ideas and trends on my Pinterest board!
Who doesn’t love a page full of fun fashion? If you’re like me you’re kind of fashion challenged (I rely on Stitch Fix for my fashions these days) so a board of ideas is always helpful. Other things to keep in mind for your photos:
- Pick a color scheme – 3 colors generally (4 can work too). Too many and it’s distracting, not enough and it’s dated (hello khaki and white). I tend to stick with neutrals with a pop (cream, gold and eggplant for example)
Patterns are okay if used minimally
You want people to focus on your face and your family, not the loud pattern that dad was wearing on his shirt or the fact that your stripes clashed with dad’s polkadots. Patterns can be used in images as long as you’re subtle with them.
The picking and pulling of clothes and general discomfort shows in your face. If you’re not free to move or are always concerned about sucking in your gut then you’re not focused on having fun and being there in the moment with us.