Elevate Your Family Photos: The Ultimate Family Style Guide from Dressy to Absolutely Fabulous

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Elevate Your Family Photos: The Ultimate Family Style Guide from Dressy to Absolutely Fabulous

Diana Marie Photo Studio’s Ultimate Family Style Guide

Hey there, awesome families! Buckle up because my family style guide is about to take you on a style journey that’ll make your family photos sizzle with personality. From rocking those dresses to finding the perfect patterns, we’re in this together. The main thing to remember is to be yourself, and let’s turn your family session into a visual adventure!

Dressy vs. Casual: Striking the Right Balance

When it comes to family photos, finding that sweet spot between dressy and casual is key. Here’s the scoop:

  • Ladies & Girls: Let’s talk dresses, ladies! Embrace the classic charm of dresses with a twist. Think A-line flowing dresses, layered skirts, or even playful overall dresses for the young ones.
  • Everyone Else: For the rest of the crew, think dressy-casual chic. The trick is to create an ensemble that complements the star of the show – that’s you!

Texture, Patterns, and Fabrics: Adding Fun and Flair

Get ready to sprinkle some personality into those photos with texture, patterns, and fabrics:

  • Texture: Dive into the world of ruffled sleeves, layered skirts, and corduroy. These add depth and character without stealing the limelight.
  • Patterns: Yes, patterns are allowed! Just remember to keep them cool and not too busy. They should complement your fabulous family, not steal the spotlight.
  • Fabrics: It’s all about the flow! Go for comfy, flowy fabrics like cotton and linen. Say no to clingy stuff – we’re here to feel as good as we look!

Men’s Fit: The Key to Looking Dapper

Guys, let’s talk style. It’s all about the fit:

  • Slim Fit: Opt for outfits that hug you in all the right places – slim fit, that is. We’re not going super skinny or tight, just perfectly tailored. Baggy clothes can look frumpy or disheveled!

Colors & Palettes: Crafting Your Visual Story

Colors play a starring role in setting the mood of your family photos. Here’s the lowdown:

  • Soft Earth Tones & Pastels: Picture this – soft greens, gentle blues, blush pinks, and cozy browns. These shades set the stage for heartwarming photos.
  • Avoid Neon & Logos: Skip the neon and bright shades that can steal the show. And please, no logos or flashy graphics. We’re keeping it classy!

Building the Perfect Outfit Ensemble

Let’s put together the ultimate family outfit, one step at a time:

  1. Mom’s Outfit: Mom, you’re our anchor! Start with a dress that’s comfy and chic. Don’t forget texture for that extra oomph.
  2. Color Palette: Once you’ve got mom’s outfit locked in, choose a color palette that complements it. This palette will guide the family’s outfit choices.
  3. Children’s Attire: Time to dress the kiddos! Match their outfits with the color palette established by mom’s dress. It’s all about that picture-perfect harmony.
  4. Dad’s Look: Dads, you’re up! Go for neutrals and slim-fit attire. Think long pants, button-down shirts, or stylish sweaters. You’re going to rock this!
  5. Pinterest Perfection: Need some visual inspiration and shopping shortcuts? Check out my Pinterest Family Shoot Style Guide Board here.

Hair & Makeup: Unleash Your Inner Superstar

It’s time to glam up, folks:

  • Professional Styling: If you’re going pro with hair and makeup, book your appointment early. We want you to arrive at your session looking like a superstar! But don’t be late! Head over to my session prep guide for more info.
  • DIY Makeup: Doing your own makeup? Go bold, my friend. False lashes are your besties for adding that extra pop of glamour. Trust me; the camera loves it!

Wrap-Up and Pinterest Guide

I hope you’re as excited as I am to elevate your family photos to superstar status. For more inspo and shopping shortcuts, hop over to my Pinterest Family Shoot Style Guide board by clicking here.

Don’t forget that you can always contact me. When in doubt, give me a call or shoot me a text. I’m here to help!

Remember, our mission is to make your family session an adventure filled with unforgettable moments and stunning photos. Can’t wait to capture those special memories together!

Diana Marie

Welcome to my world of capturing special moments! I'm Diana Marie of Diana Marie Photo Studio, a passionate portrait photographer specializing in family portraits, indoor and outdoor sessions, senior portraits, graduation portraits, and headshots. With a BA in digital photography and a finalist in the Communication Arts 2023 photography competition, I'm dedicated to creating timeless and heartfelt images that celebrate life's precious moments.Through my lens, I strive to tell compelling stories, capturing the genuine emotions and connections within families. I believe in the power of photography to preserve cherished memories for generations to come. Each session is an opportunity to freeze fleeting moments, immortalizing love, laughter, and the uniqueness of each individual.During the challenging times brought about by COVID, I embraced the opportunity to educate myself and turn my passion into a profession. With an unwavering commitment to excellence, I am now thrilled to offer professional photography services that truly capture the essence of my clients' personalities.Whether it's freezing laughter-filled family gatherings, capturing the achievements of graduating seniors, or crafting captivating headshots, I pour my heart into every frame. My goal is to create art that evokes genuine emotions and becomes a treasured part of your story.I invite you to join me on this incredible journey of capturing your cherished moments. Together, we can create stunning images that reflect your unique spirit and the love you share. Contact me to schedule your session, and let's embark on this creative adventure together!