Family Pictures

We recently had family pictures taken to capture Rowen turning 2 and Isla turning 4.  Our photographer (http://www.ashleysommerphotography.com) is amazing and the pictures turned out perfectly.  This is our 7th family session and they just keep getting better.

I always get asked how I pull outfits together for family pictures.  It’s NEVER easy, but it’s a process I enjoy.  Here are a few tips I’ve learned along the way.  *I’ve added links to our outfits below.

  1. Start with the hardest person to dress.  I’m not going to lie–this is usually ME!  I have a hard time finding just the right fit, so once I have my outfit, I can go from there.
  2. Find a main pattern or print with a fun color pallet.  My color inspiration always comes from this print and makes looking for outfits easier. (I used the grey, pink, burgundy, and olive green from my dress.)
  3. Start pulling items that “play nice” with your main pattern.  They don’t have to perfectly match.   I also like to add in a few other subtle patters like a polka dot or a stripe.  I never mix to many bold patterns.
  4. Add in all the Extra Details.  Think textures and layers–fur vests, suspenders, sweaters, hats, earrings, headbands, shoes, etc.
  5. Visually lay out your items and check that you don’t have too much of the same color on the top, the bottom, or overall.  For example, if three people are wearing a burgundy top, it doesn’t look the best–at least in my opinion.
  6. Continue mixing and matching until something catches your eye.  You’ll know it when you see it!P33A8132

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(Affiliate Links)

Similar Women’s Dresses: (my dress was from VICI and has sold out) http://shopstyle.it/l/mUmZ http://shopstyle.it/l/mUmT  |  http://shopstyle.it/l/mUnf

Earrings: http://shopstyle.it/l/mUsX

Necklaces: http://shopstyle.it/l/mUsG and http://shopstyle.it/l/mUsb

Boy’s Shoes (similar): http://shopstyle.it/l/mUnH

Boy’s Sweater: http://shopstyle.it/l/mUnt

Boy’s Pants (differnt color): http://shopstyle.it/l/mUuX

Boy’s Suspenders (similar): http://shopstyle.it/l/mUuL

Girl’s Dress (similar): http://shopstyle.it/l/mUoi

Girl’s Vest: http://shopstyle.it/l/mUoI

Girl’s Shoes (similar): http://shopstyle.it/l/mUrL

Girl’s Belt: http://shopstyle.it/l/mUuf

Men’s Pants: http://shopstyle.it/l/mUtC

Men’s Dress Shirt (similar): http://shopstyle.it/l/mUuz

 

 

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