A common question asked when people are booking a family portrait with us at fourTwographs Fine Art Studio

During our family portraits you can bring a change of clothes and colours, we are happy to discuss this with you before your day.

Below we have come up with a few pointers for your experience.

Denim jeans and a white top are the perfect combination – Never go out of fashion   and helps create a portrait that can hang on your wall for years to come. 

Have you got specific colours in the room you want to hang your portrait?  why not bring this into your portrait?
Different colours can work well when co-ordinated correctly and making sure the clothes are the same style, so that no one stands out from the group.
We love doing something different in the studio and our favourite is ‘The Classic Monochrome’ range This unique and flattering style of portraiture looks the business on everyone’s wall.  For this style of portrait we ask you to wear medium to dark plain clothes.  Keeping the clothes with long sleeves and if possible logo free – this helps to disguise the year the shot was created in years to come. Medium to dark shades create a timeless look.
Avoid patterns. It’s okay for one family member to wear simple stripe or a basic design, but too many intricate patterns can detract from your faces.  If in doubt on what to wear, go with a simple, solid-colored shirt.  Again, this would be discussed at your consultation
Go casual. Especially if you have children in the photographs. The best portrait photos are the ones that look like the family is relaxed, having fun with each other, like you would do any other days of the year.

A few pointers about coming to your portrait session

  • Coordination is key. NOT matching
  • Wear what you feel makes you look good.
  • Wear what is comfortable.
  • Your portrait needs to be expressive of who you are.
  • Show off your best asset if possible.
  • Try to choose the clothing without logo/motif on the garments.
  • Dress for the moment.

If you are having one of our “classic monochrome” sessions, then you need to consider wearing plain colours, light or dark.
If you are having your portraits taken outdoors then try NOT to wear clothing that blends in with the surroundings.

  • Maxi dresses are a great favourite for all body types. Add a belt, a cardigan, a scarf or even a statement piece of jewellery to make this dress the perfect choice.

The true fact of the matter is, that if you are having these portraits to strongly reflect your personality, then I advice you wear what is you. What it is that family and friends would possibly agree about these images that are the true you!