Everything You Need to Know About Your Upcoming Portrait Session


To better prepare you and your family, Marla compiled the following information to make this creative process as easy as possible for everyone involved.

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Our location will be determined the evening before our scheduled session based on the weather and lighting conditions in the forecast. I will be in touch the night before to secure the location details with you.

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Please allow me to direct your children as much as possible. I will be attempting to capture their eye contact (which will be more difficult if I am competing with a parent).

Clothing:

  • Colors should be coordinated, not matching. Too much matching is overwhelming and takes away from the portrait.
  • Long gone are the days of everyone wearing a white shirt and khakis. Instead, pick a family of colors (such as navy, lighter blue and cream) and choose clothing that will fit in this color scheme. Vary patterns and solids; do not match, but also do not clash. Avoid all white or all black clothing.
  • Look at your home decor. Since you will be displaying these portraits in your home, you will want to make sure the colors of your clothing will coordinate with the color scheme of your home. Neutrals are a great way to play it safe.
  • Don’t forget accessories. They add a pop of color and texture.
  • Plan ahead. Once you book your session, start thinking about clothing. 
  • Say no to words, labels and characters. These can be pretty distracting and take away from your beautiful family!
  • Textures are your friend. Add items like vests, scarves or belts to add a little more to the image.
  • Think classic. Your portraits will be treasured for years to come. By choosing simple, classic clothing, you will help give your images a timeless feel.
  • Dress in seasonally appropriate clothing. It will seem strange if your family is wearing shorts in a snowy scene.

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Pick a "family" of colors - in this case navy, lighter blue, and cream - choose clothing that will fit in this color scheme. Mix and match patterns and solids.

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By choosing simple, classic clothing you will help give your images a timeless feel.

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Family Photography Session Metro Detroit | Enchanted Photography - static1

Add textures like vests, scarves or belts to add a little more to the image.

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Since you will be displaying these portraits in your home you will want to make sure the colors of your clothing will coordinate with the color scheme of your home. Neutrals are a great way to play it safe.

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Dress in seasonally appropriate clothing, stick with neutral colors that compliment your home decor.