I WEAR ... ?
Gone are the days of 1990s family portraits where everyone in the picture would wear the same outfit. A good way to start planning a photo session is to choose a color scheme. Try to choose a palette that has a mix of neutral shades and a bright color. Another option is a color scheme with one main color and different variations of that color.
Instead of having everyone in the photo compete for center stage, you may want to choose one person to stand out from the others. They can wear one impactful piece that inspires the accessories and colors in everyone else's outfits. Typically, it's easier to have a woman or girl's outfit to be the focal point of a picture.
Once you've chosen one person to be the focus of the photograph, use a bright color to draw viewers' eyes in. Everyone else in the photo can have accessories that match the bright color, making the photo look unified and complete.
Make a Photo interesting & unified with accessories
Accessories are often just what a photo needs to take it from drab to engaging. Don't limit yourself to jewelry when you think about accessories for photo shoots. There's plenty to choose from for both sexes and all ages—outerwear, jewelry, hats, headbands, flowers in a girl's hair, scarves, and more.
You want to use a light hand when it comes to accessorizing. Too many accessories, especially if they are big or bright, can overwhelm a photo and take the focus off what is really important—your subjects! This is particularly true for little ones. Their unique personalities and beauty need to be allowed to shine through, not be over shadowed by a gigantic headband or overdone accessories. Remember, accessories are just there to enhance what your subjects are bringing to the photo—their personality and beauty.
Everything Matters from Top to Bottom... YES THAT INCLUDES SHOES !
Everything that is worn or used in a photo shoot affects the look and feel of each photo. This includes shoes. Don't let shoes and footwear be an overlooked part of your outfit planning. A pair of shoes that doesn't fit in with the rest of a photo can distract from the picture.
Unless you have tennis shoes that are unique and fun enough to fit in with the vibe of a photo shoot, you may want to consider other footwear options for your pictures. For women, ballet flats come in almost every color.
Choosing a pair of flats that fit in with the color scheme is a great way to make a photo look great and add a burst of color. Shoes, when matched with accessories that other subjects in the photo are wearing, can tie a photo together. Bright yellow ballet flats can match a man's yellow tie or a little girl's headband. This creates a unified feel in a photo without making it too cutesy. Consider going barefoot if the shoot allows for it. Bare feet can create a rustic, casual feel that better shows off the natural personality and interaction of the subjects in a photo.