As we approach the holiday season, I’ve begun to think about sending Christmas cards and holiday cards to family members and friends. I like to get a head start on everything so I can send them out right after Thanksgiving. Family pictures can be tough, sometimes the kids are antsy and finding a color scheme or Christmas outfits we can all wear cohesively is not an easy task. Holiday family photos should be full of family outfits that you will all wear again! Not just that one time for the picture. The most important thing is that you are happy! These are photos you will have forever and you are in control of the photo shoot. Here are some family outfit ideas and main colors you can use for inspiration!
Where to Begin
Call me old fashioned, but I have to start this process with a to-do list! Even if I have everything all figured out in my head, it just keeps me more organized to see it in front of me and from there I can actually check things off. I split it up between different ideas for the whole family. For instance, I need to get a white shirt for one of the kids, hire a professional photographer, grab different shades of eyeshadow to try out for my look, etc. It ranges from things that need to be picked up at the store to actually physically getting myself organized with the items I have ready to go.
The color scheme runs the family Christmas photos. It’s the most wonderful time of the year and we really want to showcase that in our family holiday photos. There are so many different ways you can go here. For instance, festive colors like the traditional red or even Christmas sweaters are classic options. Another idea is to take neutral tones and create a good time out of it! You can never go wrong with neutrals, they make outfit combination even easier. Mixing in different fabrics such as velvet and chunky sweaters can also add a lot to the photo, in small doses. I also think doing outdoor activities in the photos are the perfect winter accessory. Bring the family outside and make it look like you’re out on a walk, posed by a Christmas tree or to your favorite places. Give yourself different options as your backdrop that go well with your outfits!
I’ve created a few shopping collages for you to pull inspiration from! A few places I like to shop from are Anthropologie, Nordstrom, J Crew and Maisonette. This time of year is so special and I hope I can bring a little bit of peace and organization to anyone who might need it! Let me know what you are doing for your holiday photos this year! Happy Holidays!
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