Avoid The White Shirt Disaster
As the saying goes, "A picture is worth a thousand words." So, it's no wonder family photo sessions have become a popular way to capture your family’s picture. However, what many people overlook when preparing for a family photo shoot is their choice of clothing. Specifically, the decision to dress everyone in white shirts can lead to disastrous results.
While white shirts may seem like a classic, clean, and timeless option for portraits that are photographed, they are if you're being photographed alone. However, it can create more problems than solutions if the entire family is photographed in white shirts together. White shirts have never been a good choice for family photos. In fact, they're probably the worst choice you could make for your next family portrait session. But why? Why should you avoid white t-shirts in your family photos? And what are some alternatives that will look great? Let's take a look!
There are plenty of other options that will ensure your family looks great and your photos turn out beautifully. In this blog post, we'll explore why white shirts are a risky choice for family photos and offer tips on what to wear instead. So, if you're planning your family photo shoot, keep reading to find out how to dress your family for success.
Why White Shirts Should be Avoided in Family Photos
White shirts are the go-to choice for many family photos, but they're not ideal. White shirts can be too bright and reflective, which creates a uniformed look that's not exactly flattering. Plus, white shirts tend to wash out skin tones--meaning your family will look less vibrant than they actually are. And finally, overexposure is a common problem with this shirt color as well!
So, what should you wear instead? The answer is simple: any other color besides white! The best option is probably something darker than gray or black (like navy blue) because it won't stand out too much from the background of your photo shoot location--but any other solid color should work just fine as long as it isn't white or light gray (which can also make things feel boring).
You don't want your family photos in white shirts because they will look terrible!
White shirts aren't the best choice for family photos.
White shirts are not flattering on most skin tones and can wash out your loved one's complexion, making them look older than they are. Ladies, I know this isn’t something you would like to achieve. They're also too formal for the occasion and may make your subjects feel like they're wearing hospital gowns or uniforms (which isn't exactly a good look). White shirts are bright enough that they draw attention away from what matters: you and your family!
Alternatives to White Shirts for Family Photos
If you're looking for a way to avoid the classic white shirt disaster, here are some tips:
Benefits of Choosing Alternatives
- Create a cohesive but not uniformed look in the photo by adding visual interest and depth.
- Allow each family member to express their individual style and personality.
- Add visual interest and depth to the photo by including items like books, toys, or personal memorabilia.
Dressing your whole family in white shirts for your family pictures may seem like a classic and timeless option, but it can lead to a range of problems that will ruin your photos. From glare and reflections to stains and discoloration, white shirts can cause all sorts of headaches that you simply don't need on your family’s picture day.
Instead, there has been a range of tips and ideas offered for what to wear instead. Whether you're going for a bold and colorful look or a more coordinated and subtle style, there are plenty of options that will ensure your family photos turn out picture-perfect.
So, if you're planning your family pictures, remember to avoid the white shirt disaster and opt for something more colorful and stylish instead. With the right clothing choices, you can capture priceless family pictures you'll treasure for years to come. If you’re in Northern Virginia or Los Angeles and need a family photographer well equipped with giving styling tips to help you create a lasting and impressive family picture don’t hesitate to give me a call or send an email. I would be thrilled to photograph your family.
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