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What to wear


As a general rule, solid and soft colours look best on camera. Try and avoid wearing bright clothing which can dominate the screen. A safer colour to wear would be colours like light beige, nude and light colours. Also, very pale colours work better. I love linen maxi dresses and linen t-shirts. Texture is also a great way to add depth. 


Instead of trying to match outfits, I suggest you think about one or two complementary colours ( like the colours on the base colour picture below) and choose a colour scheme instead. It should be based on the season and also the setting of your photos. Have fun with your outfits as this will be the number 1 thing you notice in all your images.

  • Neutral, coordinating colours. Do not match! 

  • Patterns like check, stripes and florals. You can even mix-and-match them, and don't be afraid to layer them with solid colours, denims and linens.

  • Fitted clothes. Tailored outfits will always look better than loose-fitting clothing. 


Start with Mum’s outfit and pull colours from her outfit to dress and layer everyone else. Layering can make a huge difference in tying in all the colours. 


I always recommend professional Hair and Makeup.

As these family photos are a great investment to your family,  and will be proudly hung in your homes, put the time and effort into styling your family for this special occasion.

Don’t match. Coordinate



  • Items that are all the same colour/too matchy matchy. 

  •  Loud, clashing colours & patterns. 

  • Uncomfortable clothes because they will look uncomfortable! 

  • Clothes that are too baggy, ill-fitting or very low cut. 

  •  Sweatpants/sweatsuits or thongs (I live in thongs but leave those Havaianas at home just for this one!)

  •  large pictures and logos


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