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Welcome to New Orleans’ best kept secret in wedding and lifestyle photography! We are The Red M Studio, storytellers on a quest to create family legacies with an authentic, spirited photographic experience.


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What Should We Wear for Our Family Photo Shoot?


Taking family photos can be fun and oh, so worth the effort, but we’re not going to lie … we know that it can also be pretty stressful!  Between getting everyone together, to choosing a location, it takes a lot of coordination.  But we are here to guide you and to make this as pain-free as possible!  Hopefully by now you’ve decided where it is we are going to shoot your session. The next step is to figure out what everyone should wear.  Choosing the right outfits can turn your family photos from “meh” to “that’s a framer!” so, it’s important!  You’re going to be looking at that photo on the wall for years to come! So let’s dive into it.  We’ve got the ultimate style scoop to make your family photos pop!


Begin by choosing a color palette.  (Here’s a color palette generator you can try.) You could start with your favorite color, what color looks best on you or what color is going to go well with the room where the photo will be hanging on the wall.  Then think coordination, not matching! Gone are the days of everyone wearing the exact same color.  The best group photos are where everyone’s outfits look cohesive. Once you’ve selected the color palette, ask everyone to choose their outfits within that palette. The color palette can be opposites (blue and yellow, red and blue), or monochrome (shades of blue). Don’t be afraid to mix patterns and textures within the same color palette.  The key is to balance bold patterns with more subdued ones. If dad’s rocking that plaid shirt, have the rest of the crew tone it down with solid colors, or have the ladies wear a floral in the same shade.

Extended Family Photo Shoot


Once you’ve got the colors down, make sure your group looks cohesive in style, as well. We usually say, make sure that everyone looks like they are going to the same party. It can be a casual party, or a dressy party …. Just make sure you are all going to the same party!

Family Photos in the French Quarter

Extended Family Photos


It is best to avoid any kind of shirts that have large logos or lettering, like T-shirts with writing.  Really bright neon colors, like neon greens and yellows should also be avoided because they can cast colors on the faces.

Gather everyone’s outfits up and see how they coordinate together.  If you want to shoot a photo of it and text it to us for advice, feel free!  That is what we are here for.  We want your family photos to be the best they can be for you and for us!!


Be sure and check out our Pinterest Board to see some more examples of great family outfits.


We can’t wait to see what amazing combinations you come up with to totally rock your photo sessions!


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