Monday, September 8, 2008

Weston Photography: The Family Portrait

The family portrait records the evolution of a family. Images of ourselves with our children, grandchildren, parents, and grandparents are certainly among the most valuable we will ever possess. When selecting clothing for your portrait session, consider the following:

*Mid-tone colors look best—not too bright, not too dark
*Select clothing that compliments your skin tone, body form, personality, and environmental backdrop
*Fabrics like eyelet, denim, corduroy, velvet, and lace, add texture to your portrait
*AVOID black, stripes, busy patterns, or other very dark colors
*Select interesting collars, buttons, or other detail near your face
*Coordinate clothing within the group by selecting from a complimentary color palette

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