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  • Writer's pictureKimberly Driscoll


Updated: Mar 18, 2019

Deciding what to wear in family photos can be just a daunting task. These are photos you are going to hang on your walls and cherish for years to come. I know its overwhelming when considering what to wear but it doesn’t need to be and I can help!.

Coordinating colours NOT matching.

Long gone are the days of everyone wearing a white shirt and matching. Instead, pick a couple of colours and choose clothes that will fit in this colour scheme. Sometimes season also comes in to play. You may also want to consider some neutrals as these images may be displayed on your walls year round.

Don't forget accessories.

Accessories not only add to your outfit but they can be fun to use in photos. Necklaces for the little ones to play with or hats to hide behind. This can be so much fun!!

Limit patterns.

Personally, I enjoy having an outfit in the mix that has all the colours in it. However, not everyone in the photo should wear patterns as it will be very distracting and the focus wont be on your beautiful family.

Look for coordinating family outfits.

When shopping for clothes for my kids, Head to stores that typically have colour coordinating collections. Old navy is great at this!

You can then purchase clothes for all the children from one store. I know their clothes will coordinate. Bonus one and done for you busy mamas!

Plan ahead.

Once you book your session, start thinking of the clothes right away. You may think certain clothes will fit your kids or that one dress is clean. Lets get real, you don't want to find out the night before the kids hit a growth spirt or johnny rip his best pair of pants and dads best shirt has a coffee stain.

Say no to graphic tees.

Yes, your little one may be obsessed with their batman T shirt but you may want to skip it for the family photo session. Just like patterns, characters on shirts can be pretty distracting.

No just no!

Think classic.

These photos will be hanging on your walls and treasured for years to come. By choosing simple, classic clothes you will help give your images a timeless feel.

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