Men always look great in tuxedos or dark suits. If you plan on wearing a tie, be sure to bring a jacket as it photographs much better. However, if you choose not to wear a tie, a dark jacket with an open neck shirt or turtleneck is a great choice.
Women can wear formal gowns or dresses - we recommend dresses that fall below the knee – or long pants, which are more flattering than shorts. Avoid busy patterns, stripes, mixing dark and light colors, and clothing with words, logos or pictures.
When you select an outfit for a family portrait, be sure to think of how it will coordinate with other family members. Even if your favorite color is green, it will not photograph well next to your daughter’s favorite pink dress or your son’s blue and white sweater. A better way to go is to pick a color scheme, and keep it consistent through each family member’s outfit.
If you absolutely must be casual, the following guidelines need to be followed for it to be a success: You should still be in something dark and solid -- not busy. White with khakis should be worn if you choose a lighter background, as it works seamlessly. Our push for formal is in your best interest. Fashions change, and we want you to look timeless. In a portrait, your face and eyes should draw the attention, not your clothing.