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Hi, there! I’m Karen - a boutique family photographer with a special love for babies! 

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Getting the family together for a photo shoot is no small feat, and picking out what everyone should wear can be even trickier. You want to look coordinated without wearing matching outfits, right? We have just the right tips for you.

Let’s go over some clothing ideas for a family photo shoot that reflects an authentic New Jersey style. We’ll explore coordinating color schemes, choosing appropriate fabrics, limiting patterns, and accessorizing tastefully. These tips will help you create picture-perfect outfits that capture your family’s essence.

Coordinating Outfit Colors for a Harmonious Look

The colors you choose for your family photo shoot can set the mood and tell a story about your family. To achieve a harmonious look, start by selecting a base color that is neutral and agreeable to everyone. Then, allow family members to choose an accent shade that adds personality. 

It is important to ensure that these accent colors belong to the same color family to maintain cohesiveness. A color wheel can be a helpful tool in determining which shades complement each other.

Choosing Fabrics and Textures 

When it comes to family photos, the right fabric can make or break your look. Consider the weather conditions in New Jersey and go for materials that can handle the elements while also looking great on camera. 

Fabrics such as silk and cotton are excellent choices as they drape beautifully without adding bulk. Chiffon is another fabric that can add a touch of elegance while remaining lightweight, making it perfect for breezy shore shoots.

Incorporating textures can add depth and visual interest to your family pictures. Linen, with its natural crinkles, can provide a natural vibe. However, it is important to avoid overwhelming the overall look by limiting textured pieces to one standout item per person. This way, you’ll achieve a chic and simple appearance.

Limiting Patterns To Keep Focus on the Family

While patterns can be fun, it is important to use them sparingly in family photo shoots. Too many patterns can create visual chaos and distract from the focus on your family. To maintain a harmonious look, limit the use of patterns to one piece per group. This way, each family member can feel confident without overwhelming the collective portrait. 

Solid colors serve as a reliable backdrop and provide balance, allowing any intricate designs to stand out. Remember, less is more when it comes to patterns in family photos.

Selecting Complementary Accessories

Accessories can add a finishing touch to your family’s outfits, just make sure they complement rather than overpower the overall look. For example, if you’re aiming for a classic New Jersey vibe with denim and tees, consider adding leather bracelets to enhance the style. 

Strike a balance by avoiding accessories that steal the spotlight. Instead, choose one standout piece, such as a bold necklace, while keeping other accessories more understated. The goal is to create a cohesive look that looks great in family portraits.

Outfit Ideas That Match the Photo Shoot Location

Be sure to think about the location of the photo session when considering clothing ideas for a family photo shoot. The goal is to enhance the family photo outfit without being distracting. For a beach backdrop, choose soft colors and lightweight fabrics that reflect the sea and sky. 

In an urban setting with strong lines and varied textures, opt for bolder colors and streamlined outfits. Dress your family in complementary pieces that harmonize with the environment to capture the love and connection within your family.

Capturing Timeless Moments

When coordinating clothing ideas for family photo shoots, you need to consider color schemes, fabrics, patterns, and accessories. These elements can help you create outfits that reflect your family’s authentic New Jersey style and ensure picture-perfect results. 

Choose a color palette that complements each other, select fabrics that look good on camera, limit patterns to keep the focus on your family, and accessorize tastefully. Lastly, make sure to pick a family photographer who will make your family shine in front of any backdrop, so you’ll have timeless and memorable photographs.

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- L. (maternity and newborn sessions customer)

I had an extremely anxious pregnancy after my miscarriage, which is why I didn't reach out to you until so late, but you really went out of your way to accommodate and make it happen for me and my family. I'm so glad that I have all these photos of this special time in our lives and the captures of (our) brand new baby. I'll be forever grateful for the perfect moments you captured. Thank you again, so much."

"Hi Karen. Just wanted to really say thank you again for everything with our sessions. I could not be happier with how they both turned out."

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- ZHAO FAMILY

We have gotten many compliments from visiting guests. The photos you took are candid and captured true moments of joy. The product has amazing quality and yet very easy to install. I can’t wait to get another great collage for the upcoming family shoots. Thank you Karen.

"We absolutely loved the wall collage you designed for us. It has become the focal point of our great room"

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- JESSICA JACKSON

She listened to what type of photos we were looking to achieve and offered suggestions since she is in fact the professional! Karen was always very responsive if I had any questions leading up to the actual photo shoot and was an absolute pleasure to work with the day of our session. Everything went very smooth, and our proofs were delivered very quickly. After the selection process, our final images were delivered also very quickly and looked so amazing. We have received so many compliments and will be using Karen again in the future. I highly recommend MuSen Photography to anyone looking for quality professional photography!

"Karen was amazing to work with from the very beginning through to the delivery of our final photos"

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- SUE COLON

I hired her to do my daughters first birthday party photos and she captured the moment perfectly. I was so pleased with her work I hired her again to do a mother and daughters photo shoot for Mother’s Day. She NAILED IT one of the most beautiful photo shoots I have ever seen. Karen picked the location, lighting, told us how to pose her eye for perfection is beyond words she saw my vision and made it come true. She also was very easy to contact and communicate with. The turn over time to receive the photos was fast and easy. Karen is also very sweet it was truly a pleasure working with her.  I highly recommend her and if perfection is what you seek Karen is definitely the one.  I look forward to working with her again. Thank you so much Karen you rock .

"Karen is absolutely amazing."

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- STEPHANIE

Truthfully from the beginning when we met in the diner to the very end of our day to stay to capture all of our memories. You were a pleasure to work with and we will be using you again for sure for our family photos and every event we have. I love most about you that your attention to details and making sure you get everything right and perfect for us. 

"Karen what can I say but you are fabulous"

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- JESS

Once again I'm so grateful that you managed to squeeze us in and did such wonderful work with our newborn! We absolutely love the prints and can't wait to put them up around house! I can't wait to book you for his 1 year shoot!

"Hi Karen, thank you so much!"

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