How To Dress For a Family Photoshoot

A few weeks ago we took a two day trip to White Sands National Monument to take some family photos for our pregnancy announcement! Even though its only a few hours away, I had never been. It's so gorgeous and it's pretty unbelievable that there is all of this white sand in the middle of nowhere!  

Dressing for family photos can be hard so here are a couple tips when trying to come up with your outfits.

Coordinate but don't match

Your outfits should all coordinate, but if you are too matchy matchy your photos won't have any interest and will look outdated. As you can see, my husband is wearing a blue top which has a cream pattern on it. This coordinates with our sons blue pants and my ivory dress. The blues aren't exactly the same shade and his grey shoes play of the grey in my sons shirt. It's all about making it flow!

Plan ahead

Whether you're doing photos with just your spouse and children, or your entire family, make sure you talk with everyone and plan out what you're going to wear.

Colors

Choose 2-3 colors and pick out clothes that will fit this color scheme. 

Look at your home decor

If you like bright colors, you might want to dress in brighter clothing, same goes for if you prefer more neutral tones. You will probably be hanging these in your home, so you'll want colors that go with your decor. 

Think about your location

Will the colors and outfits look well with your background?

Limit patterns

Subtle patterns are okay, but too many can be distracting, especially if more then one person is wearing them.

I hope these tips help! Do you have any tips I didn't think of? Let me know in the comments below!

These photos were taken by my sister! You can check out her website here.

How To Dress For Family Photos
How To Dress For Family Photos
How To Dress For Family Photos
How To Dress For Family Photos
How To Dress For Family Photos
How To Dress For Family Photos
How To Dress For Family Photos
How To Dress For Family Photos
How To Dress For Family Photos
How To Dress For Family Photos
How To Dress For Family Photos
How To Dress For Family Photos
How To Dress For Family Photos
How To Dress For Family Photos
How To Dress For Family Photos
How To Dress For Family Photos
How To Dress For Family Photos
How To Dress For Family Photos
How To Dress For Family Photos

How To Dress For Family Photos