It's that time of year, gang! Gratefully, this is when 'Ohana shoots start to fill up my calendar until the end of the year.
Much to my delight, there are families who have turned their picture taking sessions into an annual event. And then there are families who are brand new to a professional portrait session.
Usually there is one main question that is mind boggling to the moms (who are the ones usually in charge and requesting that this event take place much to the chagrin of her brood). And the question is..."What in the world do we wear????!!!!"
It's really quite simple and doesn't require you going out to purchase a new wardrobe for your photo session. The key word here is simple!
My best advice is to stick to solid colors. If there is a pattern involved, like say you just bought the newest and coolest Wahine Toa or Manuheali'i print, make sure that there are several members in your 'ohana to compliment the beautiful designs with SOLID colors. As seen here:
The solids really help to break up the design. This is also visually pleasing to the eye when you throw your images into Black and White or Sepia like this photo of mom and her two boys.
Now, with a family of maybe two to six members it's pretty easy to coordinate attire.
It does become a little trickier when you have several families getting together to take a photo.
Again, the same suggestion applies, keep it simple! For the big group shot, everyone can wear the same color scheme. And then later, when the families are broken down into groupings they can wear their own color.
OR you can all be in different shades of the same color. Or at least a color that compliments another color like so:
Even in Black and White it looks pretty cool!
After the big group shot, I then like to break it down to the mini families:
Hey!!!!! What up, Slavens!!!
This shot works with Kex's shirt having a design because it's subtle and his parents complimented it in solids.
Okay, hopefully this will at least give you an idea of how to deal with the wardrobe quandary for your photo shoot. Just keep it simple and you'll be fine!!!
Seriously folks, it's really all about the fun and the LOVE!!!
MAHALO NUI LOA for popping by!!!