It’s fall! Once all the school supplies have been purchased and my kids are back in school I start to think about our yearly family photos. As a photographer, I often get asked for recommendations on what to wear in family photos. What I’m about to share with you applies not only to plus sized women, but to everyone!
The first rule for deciding what to wear for family photos is to be comfortable. If you’re wearing something that’s a little more formal, or unusual for you it will show in the photos. So, more than anything, be yourself! Choose pieces that fit well and make you happy!
Second, go for color! Bold colors, especially jewel tones, make photographs “pop”. If you’re not comfortable in jewel tones try using a scarf, sweater or jacket to provide the splash of color that will draw your eye to the finished product.
Finally, many people worry about coordinating outfits for the entire family. The good news is that matchy-matchy photos are out! Choose one outfit you love to wear, and get the others to coordinate with them. The colors don’t have to be the same, the palette just needs to contain the similar tones.
Now, let’s be honest. It’s a lot harder to find plus sized women’s clothing than any other person’s. For that reason I always choose my outfit first when planning family photos. I find a piece, or pieces, that I love then make my family’s wardrobe complement me (see the photo above)!
Wanting a more casual feel for your photos? Grab a pair of flattering jeans and pair them with a jewel toned blouse and a jacket to top it off. Add a pair of dangling earrings and wedges, flats or boots and you’re all set!