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What to Wear for a Family Portrait

studio family portraitFamily Photography is back and thriving after the long recession of 2008-2012. I just attended the International Photography Convention, known as Imaging USA, in Atlanta GA.  There were over 10,000 photographers in attendance and we all shared stories on how important our role is in preserving family memories through archival photographs.

Although most family portraits are done in the summer and the fall, the winter is also a great time to consider a family portrait. The hustle and bustle of the holiday season is over and the schedules are more relaxed. The most common question I receive is “What do we Wear for a Family Portrait?” I usually ask a client to come to the studio to select a backdrop and then coordinate their clothing to match the backdrop and their home decor. One of my favorite color combinations is the charcoal palette. The colors are muted and subdued which truly brings more attention to the faces, which is what the portrait is all about.

Lightscapes Portrait Studio specializes in family photography year round. We offer a complimentary consultation prior to the session so I can create the portrait of your dreams. For more information on family photography call (770) 623-1040 or visit the website.


Mary Buck is a photographer, instructor and mentor in Atlanta. She owns Lightscapes Portrait Studio and teaches photography courses at Studio 2.8 Photography Learning Center. She recently opened an online store which called Message in a Petal, Inspirational Art Printed on Metal. You can view her portrait site here, the photography school here and the online store here.