Color Schemes and Ideas For Family Photos

When it comes to family photo sessions, choosing the right outfits can make a big difference in the overall look and feel of your portraits. Gone are the days of perfectly matching outfits and stiff poses. Today, it’s all about embracing texture, showcasing individuality, and creating a visually dynamic composition. In this blog post, we’ll explore some stylish outfit ideas that will help you and your loved ones shine during your family session, with a special focus on local boutiques downtown where you can find unique pieces.

Shop with Variety in Mind:

Explore a range of clothing options from different brands and stores to find pieces that align with your vision. Consider browsing online boutiques like Baltic Born, Zara, and Joyfolie for trendy and fashion-forward choices. Of course there is always which is definitely a personal favorite. And if time is limited, don’t forget the convenience of online marketplaces like Amazon, which offer a wide selection of clothing for all ages and styles.

Mix and Match Colors:

  • Instead of going for a matchy-matchy look, opt for a coordinated color palette that complements each family member’s individual style. Consider warm earth tones, soft pastels, or even vibrant jewel tones. Some of my favorite p

Embrace Textures:

  • Textures can add depth and visual interest to your family portraits. Incorporate different fabrics like chunky knits, cozy sweaters, flowing chiffon, or denim to create contrast and tactile appeal.

Play with Layers:

  • Layering can add dimension and versatility to your outfits. Think about pairing a tailored blazer with a patterned blouse, or a denim jacket over a flowy dress. Layers not only provide warmth and comfort but also allow for easy outfit changes and variety in your photos

Show off your individuality

  • Encourage each family member to express their personal style through their outfits. Whether it’s a statement accessory, a unique pattern, or a favorite pair of shoes, let everyone’s individuality shine through.

Support Local Businesses:

  • In addition to the stores mentioned above, don’t forget to explore other local boutiques downtown that align with your family’s style and preferences. Shopping locally not only allows you to find unique and one-of-a-kind pieces but also supports small businesses and contributes to the vibrancy of your community.
  1. Southwest Trading Artisan Co-op
  2. Delilah & Co
  3. The Farmhouse
  4. Forever Fringed

Choosing outfits for your family session is an exciting opportunity to showcase your family’s unique personality and style. By embracing texture, individuality, and mixing and matching colors, you can create a visually stunning and cohesive look. Don’t hesitate to explore the boutiques downtown, where you’ll find a wealth of fashion options to suit your family’s taste. Remember, it’s all about expressing your family’s story and creating cherished memories. So, have fun with your outfit choices, be creative, and let your family’s true essence shine through in every photograph.

During our recent family trip near the majestic Grand Tetons, we had the opportunity to have professional family photos taken. I couldn’t resist capturing a few shots myself, but it also provided me with an excellent example of how I like to plan outfits for our family portraits. Seeing everything come together in harmony was truly rewarding. I hope this helps!

Check out one of my favorite stylized sessions!

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