Hartshorn’s secrets for looking great in your beach

by & filed under Portraits on The Beach, What to Wear for Your Portrait Session.

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Choosing what to wear for a family portrait can feel stress­ful and it needn’t be! Our designer has assembled a one-page (above) that illustrates some of the easy ways you can put together a breezy wonderful look for your shoot. Other tips include:

Keep the out­fits fun and fresh with­out being too matchy matchy.

Incorporate color! A combination of outfits that includes some neutrals (like khaki) along with some brights makes for vivid images.

Pick fabrics that are comfortable and breathable. Anything too stiff or formal will change the way your family moves and feels.

Classic and simple work best- think about open collars, flowing dresses, and clean lines.

Beware the too-flowy dresses- they can add width where none exists! Try cinching looser dresses with a belt or scarf at the waist for a slimmer silhouette.

Most important: stay true to your family’s personality so they will be comfortable and in good spirits on the day of the shoot.

Remember, at beach shoots- shoes are optional!

If you’d like to see how some of our families chose their beach outfits we have a video we created couple of years ago showing off their timeless beach style.