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What To Wear For Family Photos
November is in full swing which means that we all need to start thinking about ordering holiday cards – but what if you don’t have a photo for it yet?! Don’t worry, there’s still time to pull a cute outfit together, schedule a mini shoot with a photographer or even just coax a friend or family member to snap a shot for you! But what should you WEAR for family photos?! Well, friend, that’s why I wrote this post!
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Now, let’s chat photos:
First, pick a location!
Before you pick out what to wear, figure out where you will be taking it! Will it be a quick snap in your home or are you doing a whole shoot with a photographer? Will you be outside or inside? This will help you decide if you need coats, what type of outfits make sense, and more.
Sync with others on a color palette.
Before you pick out what to wear, ask your family what they are wearing and determine if a color palette is necessary. It’s pretty simple for us since it’s just Adam and I – but this step is way more important if you have multiple kids or if you’re doing a whole big family photo with your parents, siblings, etc. Also, if you have your heart set on a Minted card with lots of reds or greens, think about how you want your photo to look within that design!
Find something you feel great in!
I’m a sucker for dresses, but I also know that not everyone feels their best in a dress – so think about what makes you feel the most confident and beautiful!
Outfit Suggestions for Family Photos
Sweater Dresses to Wear for Family Photos
When I think about what to wear for family photos in the fall, I immediately think about sweater dresses. In my opinion, they are the perfect thing to wear when you want to look polished but still feel warm and cozy. I personally own and love this one, but I also swooned over this one when I tried it on in store. It would be SO cute for a baby announcement too since it has stretch in it! If those are out of budget, there are a bunch of other price points included in the collage above too!
I know I titled this collage Thanksgiving Dresses – but they work really well for family photos too! I love the idea of a festive plaid dress or green wrap dress, especially if everyone else is able to wear reds, navy and/or cream. This maxi is also SO pretty if you want to add a little glam to the shoot.
If you’re not a fan of dresses, you can’t go wrong with a cozy sweater. I personally love Sezane sweaters like this one and this one. They both feel a little more elevated and feminine than your average everyday sweater. Or if you’re looking for something more affordable, this one comes in a bunch of colors and is 40% off right now!
What are you wearing for family photos?