Good morning! The most common question I get before a photo shoot is "What should we wear?" I always say "Whatever you want!" But really its not as simple as that is it. And the more people you have involved the more complicated it all gets. When my family was just my husband and I and our little guy it was pretty easy to go into all of our closets, pick out things that went together, maybe buy a couple items and there we had it! Add another person to our family, a little girl at that, and things get way more complicated! So I wanted to share with you how I put together outfits and maybe get you started on your own photo shoot choices!
1. You've got to start somewhere, so pick out an outfit you love for someone. Maybe its a shirt and tie for Dad, or a dress for baby girl, just start! I'll use my most recent family photos as an example. I fell in love with this dress from Children's Place for my baby girl.
2. I looked at the colors in her dress - Pink, aqua, mint green and white and pulled outfits for everyone else
3. I pulled the same colors of the dress in my little man's tie, but instead of the mint green in the dress it has blue, which ties in nicely with blue jeans, for me! Then to keep the focus on the kids, I put Dad and myself in solid colors, giving myself a statement necklace to pick up the white that everyone else had in their outfits except me.
4. A kink in the process! I couldn't find a hot pink shirt that I liked! Whoops! Apparently hot pink is not in this year, its coral, coral and more coral. Thankfully as I was out shopping with my best friend, we ran across this dress. It was perfect, except that put myself and my little man in almost the same colors.
5. No problem! Switch my little guys aqua shirt out for hot pink and we're in business! I kept his original tie, so he "tied" in all the colors ;-)
And because I was no longer wearing blue jeans I put my boys both in blue jeans. And while I was shopping for a white shirt for my hubby, I found a blue one I liked better!
So here was our final look
Photo by the lovely Stephanie Lawless Photography
6. Remember, accessories are the easiest place to add pops of color and tie in your outfit with everyone elses!
7. Be flexible! As you can see everyone's outfit changed from my original plan, but it was fine! I just kept with the same color combos so I knew that everyone would go with everyone else.
Just to give you some more ideas and starting points here are the other outfit combinations I came up with for my personal family photos.