It’s that time of year again. Christmas is around the corner and just like me, I’m sure there’s a lot of mamas out there thinking what the heck to wear for their annual family pictures, because mamas stress out about outfits for the kiddos, dad just don’t care what we wear just tell them where they gotta be and what time. At least my husband, he’s the one that keeps track of time to make it were we need to be on time, and I gotta say that we are terrible with being anywhere on time, but been working on it for the past few years.
So let’s start with coordinating outfits: The picture above was from last year, this year I want to do something different, instead of choosing one color (like I did here, “black”) I want to mix it up a little.
1.Pick a color scheme: Me personally, I like to mix and match, don’t pick out the same red plaid button up for all your kids. The more variety the better the overall look!
Here are a few options…
-grey/cream/mustard yellow/hunter green
-metallic grey/black/navy blue/red
2.Plan accordingly: Lay out the outfits to make sure that’s the look your going for and that it all flows right. Don’t wait till the day off, it might look different on than what you had imagine in your head. I’m saying this because it has happen to me plenty of times, I tend to put an outfit together in my head and love it, but look different once I actually have it on and hate how it looks. This can be very stressful on you dealing with outfit problems on the day of picture day, specially if your dealing with your kids outfits as well.
3.Setting: Pick an outdoor setting that’s surrounded by trees, a place that screams fall! That way you can layer up outfits and get that christmas-y feel in your family portraits. The environment sets the tone, this is were you can get creative. Mamas step out the typical standard attire, the hunter green/red midi dress. Mix and match dressy with more casual. Don’t be afraid to layer up a fur vest with either some black skinny jeans or leggings, and over the knee boots. Do the same for your princess, whether if is a tutu skirt or a dress, layer it up with a fur vest, or blazer, tights and boots. For your boys, throw on a beanie with the bow tie look.
4.Lastly, Get Silly! This one is key to capturing the perfect family photos. I’m over the, “look at the camera kids and smile” type of pictures. It’s already hard as is dealing with a toddler taking pictures, even more trying to tell them what to do or how to look. Let your kids be, when you let them do what they want is when you capture their personality at is best. Interact with one another, tell jokes, be playful as if the camera wasn’t there.
Hope this post can better prepare you for your family portraits. Plan accordingly to avoid stress! I also gathered a few ideas for outfits…