what to wear!
My theme for building your wardrobe is "coordinate + compliment!"
I suggest picking two base color schemes to start (say, blue and white for example)
and then build from there using one or no more than two simple patterns (e.g., plaids, florals, etc.)
and adding in pops of a third or forth color (perhaps pink or yellow) to again, coordinate or compliment your base tones.
From some inspiration, take a look around your house to get an idea of colors and tones you are drawn to!
Consider your location and choose colors that won't blend in too much, so you stand out and don't blend in
(For example, I find that trees are almost always a predominate color in outdoor settings,
and so would recommend not making green a base color)!
Also consider how you'll use the final product! If you'll be printing and framing pictures to hang in our home,
observe your interior style! If you have a light and airy home, perhaps schedule a summer session!
If you have a cozy and warm home, perhaps images from a fall or winter session would better suit your home style!
Treat yourself! Make yourself a priority and chose your outfit FIRST!
Find something you feel comfortable and beautiful wearing and moving around in,
then build the rest of the family's wardrobe from there.
Dresses are usually very flattering and classic.
I find that wearing a long, flowy dress adds some depth and emotion to pictures.
If you prefer to wear pants, simply pair it with a nice top!
DADS & BOYS
A button-up shirt paired with pants, slacks, or shorts is usually an easy win!
Some optional layering/accessory options: a sweater, sport coat, vest, suspenders!
I also think girls at any age look lovely in dresses, or in leggings/jeans and a cute top!
I highly suggest bike shorts for under dresses/skirts to preserve modesty in more playful pictures!
where to shop
In addition to Style & Select, here are some of my favorites places to shop for family photos:
Asos - great dresses and tops!
Forever21 - great tops and dresses!
Madewell - comfortable and classic!
Hope & Henry - adorable clothing for kids and babies!
FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY!
Nordstrom - always classic and timeless!
Old Navy - so easy to coordinate the whole family
Target - classic styles
Zara - for the whole family, but the kids' section is adorable and trendy!
J Crew Factory - classic and classy family!
Amazon - easy to search options for basic and specific styles
For coordinating outfit inspiration, explore my Pinterest idea board here!