Color Schemes For your Ottawa Family portraits

March 18, 2016 | by Dan Lalonde Comments

Family portraits

One of the toughest decisions to make when it comes to photo shoots with groups is how to coordinate colors and patterns in your wardrobe. Maybe your family was the one that always opted for the same color polos, so veering away seems challenging! It’s actually very simple to get a group coordinated. Here are a few simple tips to help you get started.

First, pick a color palette, not a single color. For example, a blue/green palette: blues, dark greens, and some denim look well together. Not every family member has to have all of the colors in their outfits, but make sure everyone blends with each other slightly so everything pulls together.
Second, don’t have too many patterns. One or two in the group is fine, like stripes on a skirt, or something simple like that, but the more patterns, the less put together you look! Too many patterns can also distract from the people.

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Don’t put too many patterns as will take away from the faces.

Third, try and have similar styles. Either choose a nicer, button-up classy look, or maybe have everyone in a more relaxed t-shirt and jeans style, but try to keep consistent.
Fourth, if you are still having trouble choosing a color scheme, look around your house at the décor. When you hang the picture of your family on your wall, what are the colors in that room? Choose colors that coordinate with the surroundings / décor around your house.

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The clothing colors will match the living room

Check out this blog to find more ideas on how to dress for your family photo session


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