Linnae Harris, Natural Light photographer, specializing in Newborn, Baby, Infant, Child and Family photography in the Asheville area.
Layering works well during photo shoots because then you can slip articles of clothing on and off to slightly change your look.
Portraits generally focus on the face, primarily the eyes, so as a general rule of thumb clothing should be lightest near the face and get progressively darker with the pants and shoes. For this reason, dark-colored dress shoes or bare feet are preferred, white tennis shoes are very distracting. When in doubt, feel free to choose several outfits, and I will help you decide which will photograph the best.
For family portraits, choose colors in the same tonal range so that no single individual stands out. I prefer coordinated looks rather than matching. Everyone in the portrait does not need to wear the exact same clothing, just use colors within the same color family.
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