More than any other question, clients always ask what they should wear to their family session. Coordinating your outfits can be daunting, but it doesn’t have to be!

In this post, we will tell you what to combine and what to avoid for the family set but we just wanted to add that we think families are beautiful no matter what form they take.

From where to begin? Start with neutrals as your base (ivory, gray, and beige photograph well), then add pops of coordinating color. You can use the sample palettes at the very end of this post to help you choose colors that pair well together!

pure white (tricky for exposure – ivory/off-white is better)
black, dark navy, and dark brown (darkens the overall photograph)
anything neon (creates weird color casts on the skin)
anything that’s very saturated, for instance, bright red

Here are some color palettes that would work well for family photos – feel free to use these to create your clothing combinations!