My family killing it with the color coordination.


Having trouble picking outfits for your family photo session? Here are just a few tips for what to wear!

  • Go for Simple, Classic Styles – avoid logos or large pictures on shirts.
  • Minimize Patterns – A few well chosen patterns add texture and variety to the pictures. Too many patterns, however, can clash, so try not to have too many.
  • Color Palettes – Pick a few colors that look good together, and mix these colors with neutrals. Design Seeds is a great website where you can looks through a variety of color palettes. There are also great ideas for color palettes on Pinterest. Here’s my color board!
    This family picked out patterned shirts for their two youngest boys, then based everyone else's colors off of those shirts. Genius!
    This family picked out patterned shirts for their two youngest boys, then based everyone else’s colors off of those shirts. Genius!
  • Accessorize – Accessories add that extra flare to any outfit – hats, scarfs, necklaces (especially chunky ones), bracelets, boots, even socks!
  • Vary the Matching Colors – Instead of matching all shirts and pants, mix it up! Have dad’s shirt match daughter’s skirt, or mom’s necklace match son’s shoes! It looks really good to see pops of color being pulled together from different places.
    Color coordinating a family of eight? Color me impressed!
  • Borrow from Eachother – Raid eachothers’ wardrobe! Mom’s scarf may tie daughter’s outfit together perfectly, one sister might have an extra necklace for another. Expand your options by opening your wardrobes to each other!
  • Mom First – Moms so often put themselves last, and are usually the most critical of their own appearance. Mom, choose an outfit you feel confident in first, and base everyone else’s off of that. Kids look cute in everything, and men’s style is often more simple (my husband has the same shirt in about a billion colors).

What you wear reflects your family’s style and personality. It can be really fun planning outfits for a family session. In the end, the choice of what to wear is totally up to you! Happy styling!