What to wear at your family photo shoot | Brighton Photographer Peter Arciero

What to wear at your family photo shoot

You will need to allow up to an hour for your family photo shoot, and, following initial discussions, we will guide you through your portrait, taking a wide variety of poses and groupings, if you have any ideas of your own we would be delighted to work with those.

We love to work with people and will strive to capture your individuality and style in an easy going casual way, so just relax and enjoy the experience. Anything goes! Our portraiture has no rules other than to create great images.

Selection of clothing for a family photo shoot is a question frequently asked and we are pleased to provide the following guidelines:

Boy holding a rugby ball taken in a portrait studio for a family photo shoot

Family photo shoot examples of what to wear by family photographer Peter Arciero

• High key (white background) as bright and funky as you like! It’s wise to avoid logos as they can date quickly.An example of high key studio photography, sometimes referred to as ‘Venture Style Photography’
• Low key (dark background) The colour of clothing should be toned down. Bright colours attract attention away from the face, which is the most important part of the photograph.
• Avoid the following if you can, bright white, hoops and stripes, again more important in the case of low key images.
• Wherever possible please try to wear colours that co-ordinate with other members of your group.
An example of low key studio photography by Brighton Photographer Peter ArcieroPhoto of a baby girl against a dark background


Viewing your pictures! After your family photo shoot we will make an appointment for you to come back and view your images, so it’s a good idea to bring your diary along with you.  Your images will be edited for you, leaving the best to choose from and you will have the opportunity to make a selection with expert guidance.

As a wall portrait specialist, 90% of our clients have enhanced their home with one of our beautiful framed wall portraits. Please give some thought into what you would like to see in your home.

What clothes to bring to your family photo shoot –

Brighton photographer Peter Arciero gives you insights on the best clothing to wear during you family photo shoot so that you will have the best family pictures


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