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6 Awesome Styling Tips from Your Boston Family Portrait Photographer

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Want 6 styling tips from a Boston family portrait photographer? Want to know the easiest way to get family portraits that feel soft and timeless? Choose your outfits WISELY! Certain colors and styles lend themselves better to simple and classic vibes.  As a leading Boston newborn and family portrait photographer, I understand the importance of styling and strategic outfit coordination.

In this blog post, I’ll guide you through the key considerations when planning outfits for your Boston family portrait photography session, ensuring your family looks their best and your photos turn out spectacular.

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Gone are the days of everyone wearing the exact same color for family photos. Instead, create a color palette for your family photos. Choose three or four colors and incorporate them throughout your outfits in varying solids, patterns and layers. Harmonizing colors can create a visually appealing and cohesive look without being too uniform.  

While it’s important to keep flattering styles in mind, don’t underestimate the importance of comfort. This is especially important for families with young kiddos! Avoid scratchy fabrics, tight clothing, or shoes that are uncomfortable to walk in.  

Clothing choices that are visually overwhelming will take interest away from the subject of your session- your family and the love you share! Avoid logos, large graphics and busy patterns as these can be distracting in portraits.  

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While it’s tempting to go for the latest fashion trends, timeless and classic clothing choices tend to age better in portraits. You want your family photos to be cherished for years to come! So, try and opt for outfits that won’t look dated a few years down the line.

Neutrals keep skin tones looking true to life and help minimize harsh color casts. Consider pastels, creams and whites when selecting your colors as a softer palette will lend itself better to the light and classic style.  

Not everybody has the same shape and different styles will flatter different body types! It’s really important to choose an outfit that fits you well and will bring out your confidence. If we’re working together I’ve got you covered; my studio wardrobe is full of size inclusive pieces that flatter a variety of body types. It’s my job as a Boston family portrait photographer to help you look and feel your best on session day!

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By coordinating colors, sticking with timeless styles, and following these valuable tips, your family portraits will have a soft, classic feel. Remember, the goal is to look like the best version of yourselves while feeling comfortable and confident in front of the camera. Being a Boston family portrait photographer has given me the opportunity to work with so many amazing people. Preserving meaningful seasons for you and your family is a gift and an honor I don’t take lightly. I walk with you every step of the way to ensure you walk away LOVING your photographs- and styling is just one of the many ways we do just that!

 

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If you’re searching for Boston Family Portrait Photographer who specializes in soft, simplistic portraits filled with connection, we may be a good fit. From a curated wardrobe and light-filled studio space to custom heirloom artwork design, we offer a truly full-service portrait experience for busy Boston moms and their modern families. I’m currently booking 2024 maternity, newborn and family sessions: click here to get in touch!  

 

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Thank you so much for stopping by! I hope you enjoyed my “6 Styling Tips from Your Boston Family Portrait Photographer” feature.

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Molly Katherine is a newborn photographer serving families in Boston and MetroWest MA. Molly provides a full-service experience ideal for busy Boston moms and their modern families. With a curated wardrobe, light-filled studio space and custom heirloom artwork design, Molly serves her clients well every step of the way. If you are drawn to simplistic, connection-filled images and are searching for a Boston maternity or newborn photographer, we may be a great fit.

I’d love to connect and share more about my process with you! To reserve your 2023 maternity or newborn portraits, please visit Molly Katherine Photography or reach out directly to mollykatherinephotography@gmail.com.

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Molly serves Greater Boston, Middlesex and Worcester counties including: Brookline | Belmont | Natick | Needham | Weston | Wellesley | Sherborn | Hopkinton | Westborough | Grafton and beyond

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TACO OBSESSED, REALITY TV JUNKIE, CHRONIC OVERACHIEVER, LOVER OF BABIES. 

Hi, I'm Molly.
Mom, Wife + Boston Newborn Photographer.

I'm so happy you're here! I'm a mom of two (identical twin boys!) and have been married to my husband for 7 years. I believe iced coffee should be enjoyed year-round and I will die *well-caffeinated* on this hill.

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Serving greater Boston, Middlesex and Worcester counties including: Brookline | Belmont | Natick | Weston | Wellesley | Sherborn | Hopkinton | Westborough | Grafton and beyond.

Molly Katherine is a Boston Newborn Photographer who preserves the moments of early motherhood through soft, simplistic, connection-filled portraits.

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