Family portrait aesthetics change each year.
So what does it take to make a portrait that will truly stand the (aesthetic) of time?
Truthfulness to who you are down to the outfits you choose and the location you create them in.
It doesn’t matter if that is incredibly casual on a hammock or dressed up in fine dresses on the beach.
If it is true to you – it will stand.
Don’t let what everyone else is doing be your inspiration. Look around.
What are the things you are drawn to?
Find yourself doing often?
Wearing the majority of the time?
Discovering this truth and implementing that in your portraits also matters to your family. They know what you wear, smell like, etc. and it becomes part of their remembrance of you too.