The biggest hurdle in planning family photos is getting all the outfits pulled together. For this photo shoot I focused on pulling together a cohesive color story (denim, grey, cream, with a pop of red) and then put my focus into adding lots of texture and layers to make the outfits come alive. The faux fur on my vest the knit details on my daughter's cardigan, the pocket details on my husbands jacket and my sons puffer vest all offer great textural details that make the looks more visually interesting. After that I just threw in a ton of neutrals like my husband's green jacket, my knee boots and stripes for my daughter.
I try to not get too bogged down in over-analyzing the outfits for family photo shoots. In the end you want to choose outfits that fit everyone's personality and that are comfortable enough that everyone feels good about their look for the photoshoot. And the most important thing is to have FUN! Laugh as a family, move around a little and enjoy yourselves - it definitely shows in the pictures. That, and have bribes on hand for afterward...
A huge THANK YOU to Jennifer Ketchum who keeps me looking good here on the blog on the regular... she is great with kids and families too. And fall in Michigan was really showing off for these photos... I mean, those leaves!!! Major hearts in eyes!
My husband's outfit:
My daughter's outfit:
My son's outfit: