I like to go for coordinating looks, not totally matchy matchy, with pops of nice bold color. There are so many resources on Pinterest to get ideas, and last year I pulled up some great advice from Keri Meyers, a fabulous photographer in the Seattle area. I pulled this quote from Keri’s photography site including links to the What To Wear Guides, which include great visuals.
Families and Children
-accessories, such as headbands, scarves, jewelry, jackets and hats can really add to your look
-avoid all white or all black color combos
-Avoid matching outifts, but rather try to find outfits that compliment each other
-Avoid clothing with logos and busy patterns that will distract
-Color! Splashes of color really make your photos pop!
-dress up shirts
-rain boots (we do live in Seattle)
-striped or patterned stockings/tights
-fun, flirty dress
-props – if you have fun props, such as antique family items or items with special meaning you’d like included, please feel free to bring them
We’re a very casual family in general so we always tend to wear relaxed styles. I’m a jeans girl at heart. Lee Jeans was kind enough to provide the jeans/pants for me, John and Ronin for our photos. I loved mine because they’re very stretchy and comfortable, but also hold their shape very nicely. Ronin’s are very good looking and also sturdy, which you know a 6-year-old boy needs. John chose a carpenter jean because he loves the extra pockets, and I think they look really handsome.
We stuck with a grey/black color scheme with pops of festive red. Casual yet pulled together, I do believe. 🙂 We’re very happy with how the photos turned out. Thanks again to Julie for the awesome family pics!
Rocket Dog Grey Velvet Flats (Ross) — Similar
The Limited Red Velvet Blaser (no longer available) — The Limited
Lee Classic Fit Carina Straight Leg Jeans in Black Cat Shine — Here (Courtesy of Lee Jeans)
Po Animal Print top (thrifted) — Similar
Alex and Ani Bangles — Alex and Ani Bangles
TomDesign on Etsy Initial Necklace — TomDesign
Lee Men’s Carpenter Jean in Quartz Stone — Here (Courtesy of Lee Jeans)
Nike Running Shoes in Black (Nike Outlet)– Similar
Ashworth Half Zip Dark Grey Sweater — Similar
RONIN & ELLIE’S LOOKS
Lee Boys Dungaree Explorer Cargo in Anthracite — Here (Courtesy of Lee Jeans)
Fila Colorano Running Shoes (Frey Meyer) — Similar
Quicksilver Hooded Flannel Shirt/Jacket (Thrifted) — Similar
Pinkie Black & White Striped Top (Fred Meyer) — Similar
Grey & Black Tights (Thrifted) — Similar
Red Skirt (Thrifted) — Similar
Black Sweater (Thrifted) — Similar
Black Cat Mary Janes (Fred Meyer) — Similar
Red Stone Bead necklace — Similar
What do you do for family photos? Are you able to take them every year?
Disclosure: Lee Jeans provided 3 pairs of jeans for the purposes of this photo shoot and review. All other items were purchased, including the photos by Julie Khoury. This post includes affiliate links. Opinions are my own as always.