5 Style Tips for Family Photos

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'Tis the season for family photos! Photos are cherished for a lifetime and an investment for many, so looking picture perfect is a must! Below are five simple tips to keep in mind when selecting your wardrobe and location for your photos. 
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1. Choose a Colour Scheme

Pick a colour scheme that uses a minimum of three colours and a maximum of five. This will ensure there is enough variety that you aren’t matching and yet keep everything cohesive. Keep in mind the location of your shoot. Pick colours that will stand out in your location, whether that would be white snow, green grass or brick buildings. You may also want to keep the colour scheme of your home in mind if you have a hard time choosing.
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2. Choose Textures and Patterns

The old days of matching are over. Images look more interesting with a variety of colour (tip above) and patterns. Rather than everyone wearing jeans and a top, identify one or two people to wear jeans and the others to wear khakis or a dress or a skirt. For men, adding a tweed blazer or a wool sweater to layer over an outfit, will give opportunities for variety in the photos because those items can be taken on and off. For women, sequins  and silks  have shine which create sparkle in the sunlight. They are always nice choices for photos.
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3. Identify Props

A bit camera shy? Use props to keep your mind off the camera. It can be as simple as a cup of coffee sitting at a table with your family. If you’re a bit more festive, you could bring a garland  or Christmas lights   and wrap yourself up in them. Props also help create a mood and setting. Many families choose to take photos in parks or wide open spaces, with the chance of overpowering the subject of the photo. Setting up a picnic in the park would help define the space and offer props to interact with.
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4. Professional Hair and Make-up

Without a face, photos don't mean as much, so make sure your face is picture perfect. These family photos are ones that will be cherished for a lifetime, and you want to make sure they come out as you expect. Professionals will cover up blemishes and tame fly-aways with their attention to detail. They will also know what is most flattering and complementary to your outfit choices. If hiring professionals is out of budget, use HD foundation make-up , false lashes  and a bright lip colour. Those three things will help your face look its best.
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5. Identify Location

Once your outfits have been selected, identify your location for your photos. Choose a place that will complement your outfits. For example, if someone chooses a bright red dress, a red brick wall would not be a great choice for a background because the tones will clash. If the location is most important, choose that first and the outfits accordingly.  

Keep those five tips in mind, and your family photos are sure to be a success!  

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