Family photos are a moment saved in time that will be cherished forever. So when it comes to what to wear for family picture day make sure you plan ahead. Whether you are taking family photos for your annual photo Christmas Card or looking to get an updated shot to hang above the mantle, you’ll want you and your family to look your best doing so.
-Plan your outfits in advance. The more time you allow yourself to plan your outfits, the less stressed you’ll be. Plus, it never hurts to have options especially when you’re dressing your kids.
-Choose coordinating colors, not matching. Knowing what color to wear in family photos can be tricky. Start off with colors that coordinate well. You can accomplish a cohesive look without every family member wearing the exact same outfit. In fact, that can seem overly-matching. By selecting a color scheme and using hues that complement each other, you can achieve a more natural look across the board. Pick two main colors and then add softer tones to accent and complete your color scheme.
–Texture is really important and often overlooked. It’s amazing what a furry blanket, a velvet bow, or a scarf can do for a photo. The velvet texture on the bow in this image catches the light perfectly. And for babies and little ones, it’s a must!
–Consider your surrounding. Having a session during the summer months in bright greens? Consider pinks or reds that will really pop. Having a beach session (one of my personal favorites)? Consider khakis, whites, and turquoises. Having a fall session? Navy and mustards are always a win!
Always consider the surroundings (or time of year) when choosing color palettes.
Long gone are the days of everyone wearing a white shirt and matching. You don’t have to have everyone buy a white shirt and jeans. Allow personalities to shine with colors and patterns. Pick a couple of colors and choose clothes that will fit in this color scheme.