Coordinating family photo outfits for candid lifestyle sessions can be tricky. It doesn't mean everyone should wear matching clothing; instead, it's about finding a harmonious balance that reflects your family's style and personality. So let it rip! Here are some quick tips to help you get started on pairing your family's outfits for your next photoshoot:

Start with Mom's Outfit

Most often, Mom puts herself last. Instead, when planning for your family photo session, START with Mom's outfit and shape the rest of the family's outfits. Use Mom's outfit as the foundation for everyone, just as she is the foundation of your family.

Select a Basic Color Palette

Choose a color palette that compliments the environment where the photos will be taken and the overall vibe you’re going for. We recommend soft, neutral colors like pastels, creams, and earth tones since they are timeless and versatile. Keeping the outfits “earthy” will achieve effortlessness in your photos and a cohesive look whether there are two or twelve of you.

Mix and Match Textures

Mixing textures can add visual interest and depth to your family photos, just keep these somewhat subtle. Pair textures like denim, knits, and lace with plain cottons or synthetics to add richness and variety to your outfits. This pairing will increase the visual appeal of your photos without drawing away the attention from your energy in the photos. 

Coordinate, Don't Match

Select outfits that complement each other without being too matchy-matchy. Choose a focal point, such as a statement piece or color, and build the rest of the outfits around it. For example, if one family member wears a subtly patterned dress, you can pull colors from the pattern to coordinate the rest of the outfits. This creates a cohesive look while allowing each family member's individual style to shine through.

It’s all about creating a cohesive and visually appealing look that reflects your family's style and personality. So, gather your loved ones, express yourselves with your outfits, and let’s capture those precious moments together!