Are you planning a family photoshoot in Dorset this winter? If so, you’re in for a treat. Not only is the county of Dorset captivatingly beautiful during the colder months, but with its picture-perfect countryside locations and stunning coastline, it is an ideal setting for a light filled outdoor family photoshoot. Choosing what to wear can be daunting, but with some careful planning and consideration, you can create the perfect family look that will make your photos come alive and capture your special memories. As a Dorset family photographer here's my advice for putting together family outfits for your relaxed photo shoot in Dorset.
Pick one hero item of clothing, and coordinate all other outfits with it. You can even choose one item with a pattern or texture to it, as a hero item of clothing. Always take care to keep it simple with the number of colors and patterns so that the viewer's eye is drawn to your faces in your images, rather than your clothes.
Keep layers of clothing underneath so you can stay warm, particularly with newborns and children, especially if you've chosen one of our beautiful Dorset beaches for your family shoot. Thermal underwear and socks underneath your outfits can keep you nice and toasty! Think about adding accessorises to your outfits. Hats and scarves are the perfect way to add a pop to colour to your photographs plus keep you warm.
Once the family photoshoot starts and we get moving with the kids are running around, we can always strip layers off. This also helps to create more variety for your family photo album as well with different outfits.
I work in a relaxed style, making you feel at ease and encouraging you to relish your time together whilst I capture your gorgeous family moments in a documentary approach capturing all those natural, candid moments of your beautiful family.
What happens if the weather is bad on the day? We can predict our uncertain British weather especially here in Dorset. I usually keep a close eye on the weather as your photoshoot date approaches and if the weather is particularly bad in the day we will arrange the session for another time to suit you.
Interested in having a relaxed family portrait photography session of your lovely family? I love being able to document all those smiles and candid, natural moments in my photography across Poole and Dorset. Timeless memories that families will absolutely love and treasure for many years to come. I work in a relaxed style, making you feel at ease and encouraging you to relish your time together whilst I capture your gorgeous family moments in a documentary approach capturing all those natural, candid moments of your beautiful family.
Find out more about my relaxed family photography (and extended family sessions with grandparents) across Poole and Bournemouth and surrounding areas of Dorset by contacting me here:
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Beth Chisham Photography
Family Portrait Photographer based in Poole, Dorset