I’m all about the family photo, and over the years I’ve learned a few things about styling my family, for the big shoot.
1. Plan Ahead
I can’t stress this enough. Two years ago when this photo was taken I spent the morning before the shoot at the mall scouring the stores for outfits. It practically ruined the day. Also, have TWO options. That same day we had and Indian Summer and my cute wool sweater would have given me heat stroke.
2. Be Inspired
This goes along with planning ahead. Start curating some of your favorite outfits and pin them. Some photography websites and blogs have done the work for you, complete with the “where to buy it” links. Feel free to check out my Pinboard for ideas too.
3 Coordinate instead of match
We’ve all seen those horrible family photo memes on Facebook. Don’t be the family in the matching Christmas sweaters. Just don’t. Instead pick a cohesive color scheme. Remember to consider your background when determining color.
4. Keep the Characters in the Closet
Even though your kids might love that Frozen t-shirt, it just won’t stand the test of time in family photos. The same goes for any shirts with words on them. The exception to this rule, if you are doing a themed shoot, like your favorite sports team, or superheroes.
5. Keep it Classy
Classic patterns and styles will stand the test of time. If you are like our family we don’t have the time, patience or money to have photos taken each year. It’s important that our photos look timeless with the exception of the kids getting taller and older.
There’s a few of my tips.
What is one of you family photo fashion tips you use?