Family Portraits Preparation Guide

Everything You Need to Know For Your Next Mark Jordan Portrait 

Learn the Do’s and Don’ts of making the most appropriate clothing selections for your next Mark Jordan Photography family portrait. Mark Jordan’s one day lecture to professional family photographers is encapsulated in this informative and easy-to-read pamphlet. To access your complimentary Family Portraits Preparation Guide, simply click any of the links below.


After a quick introduction and sharing the why appropriate portrait clothing is so vital to the success of excellent family portrait photography, we’ll then segue into the nuts & bolts of how to make your clothing selections, as well as what to bring and what to expect for your family portraits. Our Family Portraits Preparation Guide begins with the ESSENTIALS, follow-ups with the FOUNDATION UP,  and then concludes with DO AND AVOID.

Here’s what you’ll get with each instructional component:


  1. It Don’t Mean A Thing If It Ain’t Got That Swing
  2. Clothing: A Frame For Your Face

Preparation Guide to Orange County Family PortraitsESSENTIALS

  1. Key & Color
  2. Style & Fabric
  3. Harmony VS Matching


  1. Foundation
  2. Shirts & Tops
  3. Socks – Shoes – Belts
  4. Makeup
  5. Hair


  1. Jewelry
  2. Glasses
  3. DON’Ts
  4. DO’s

As always, should you have questions regarding any aspect of our Family Portraits Preparation Guide, no concern is too small.

Orange County Photographer, Mark Jordan

Mark Jordan
Master Craftsman Photographer
American Society of Photographers
International Photography Hall of Fame & Museum
Orange County Photographer of the Year
3-Time Honoree -EPCOT’S World’s Greatest Photographers Exhibit

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Family Portraits Preparation Guide


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