It’s that time of year again. You know getting that fabulous family picture for those darn holiday cards! Is it me or is fall like national take your family picture time. Whether you hire someone to take your photos, or tackle that task yourself, I’ve been there and I’ve done both, and regardless of who is behind the camera, you want the ones in front of the camera looking their best. Gone are the days of jeans with a white button down shirt, or kakis with a black shirt. Todays family photos strive for a more relaxed casual feel. More candid instead of planned. And while we all long for a magazine ad outcome (totally laughing out loud) accomplishing that relaxed look can be more difficult than we thought when if comes to coordinating outfits. Today I’m going to share how I pick out clothes for our family photos.
Just like in decorating a home, layers gives dimension, and adds warmth, not to mention it’s slimming, so when choosing your outfits, add layers. In this session our colors are blue, grey, and white. Sounds similar to my home decor colors right? Choose colors that you already naturally pull towards, you feel most comfortable in them, and it will look the most natural.
While we are all in jeans, you can see in the photo above my daughter is in a denim skirt, with grey cable knit tights, that happen to match her brothers grey cable knit sweater. Along with adding layers, different textures can also help contribute coordinating outfits by a play on texture. Her white fur vest adds texture, while the white coordinates with my husbands white sweater.