What to Wear for Family Photos Without Going Crazy

What to Wear for Family Photos Without Going Crazy

What to Wear for Family Photos Without Going Crazy

We all want photos of our family to hang on our walls and share on our Facebooks and have for years to come, but preparing for a photo shoot can be daunting. My husband hates getting his photo taken and Hudson never cooperates but when Presley was born, I was intent on getting some new family photos.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Our photographer, Laura Boggs from Laura Boggs Photography sent us an email detailing what to wear and recommended sticking with neutral colors and staying away from neon which was helpful but I found myself staring at my closet and pulling out all of Hudson and Presley’s clothes trying to match and even thought about going out and buying new clothes but in the end, I realized that it didn’t have to be that hard. So here are my thoughts for looking awesome AND matching without looking totally cheesy or spending a ton of money you probably don’t have.

  1. Pick Your Outfit First: So for me, this was a no brainer. I had a dress I loved and didn’t make me look like I was still pregnant post-baby so obviously I went with that. The dress was in no way a neutral color, it was actually a bright red, but I was determined to make it work (and I did).
  2. Go Basic for the Kids: Your kids are gonna be cute no matter what, so here is where neutrals come in handy. I put Presley in a plain white onesie and a bow (because she’s a newborn and I want all the focus on her squishiness). Hudson wore striped black and white overalls from Freya Lillie and they were so simple and SO cute.
  3. Let your Husband be Comfortable: This was hard for me because I like to be in control of things, but I knew that it was already a huge ask to convince Adam to even get in front of the camera, let alone dictate what he wore. I gave up the reigns on this one and told him to dress casual but look nice! I was so pleased with the result. He felt comfortable which ultimately made him more comfortable in the photos. Like I said when we started this thing, just don’t overthink it and magic happens.

 

 

 

 

be honest, I cringe when I see the matchy matchy family photos. They don’t seem real to me. I’d much rather look back at my family photos and see the clothes we wore every day than an outfit we all bought just for some photos. I love authenticity and I love capturing life as it is which is also why we chose a lifestyle photo shoot instead of a traditional newborn shoot.

We are all ourselves. She captured us being a family which means we aren’t always smiling and sometimes our clothes aren’t PERFECT and ya know what? We sure as hell don’t walk around town in matching outfits. Think about what you want to see ten years down the line and it’s probably your family being happy and comfortable instead of cheesy and matching. Check out Laura Boggs Photography page for some photo inspiration.

Always,

Alexie

Written by

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Hi, I'm Alexie Flook

I am a twenty-something year old world-traveler, turned stay at home mom! I live in Maryland with my 2 year old son, one month old daughter, beautiful British husband, and neurotic boxer dog! This space is filled with honest reviews, personal musings, and my successes and failures as a natural homeopathic mother and wif

Get the latest news, blog posts, and giveaway information directly to your inbox so you don't miss anything!

  • This is what fat and happy looks like, folks! She is probably the chattiest baby EVER, and also the smiliest. At two months, she's already brightening every room she enters and I am so proud to be her mama. Her little half smile and chunky rolls make me a better person and she's a constant reminder of the blessings I've been given. •
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
#letthembelittle #letthekids #pixel_kids #perfectbabies #motherhoodunplugged #uniteinmotherhood #momtogs #morningslikethese #momentsofmine #our_everyday_moments #momentslikethese #candidchildhood #childhoodunplugged
  • Flowers. Because it's Tuesday but It feels like it should be Friday. Ear infections suck! Anybody have any tips for pesky ear infections? So far we've got bubble guppies, saltines and the occasional popsicle! •
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
#letthembelittle #pursueprettt #petitejoys #motherhoodunplugged #flowerpower #flowerstagram #abmlifeisbeautiful #thehappynow #livethelittlethings #littlestoriesofmylife #momentslikethese #morningslikethese #flashesofdelight #uniteinmotherhood
  • Both of my babies are SLEEPING! What a glorious moment in #momlife. 
Hudson has a double ear infection and I cried last night while I cuddled him back to sleep for the second time. As moms we just want to take our babies pain away. We would literally do ANYTHING to save them from pain but unfortunately we can only do what we can do and loving them unconditionally (even when they are screaming, kicking, and in pain) is often the only answer we have! 
Anywho, look how big my baby is. I think I blinked and he turned into a little man. Luckily, he is still a total mama's boy and craves all the cuddles, snuggles, and being carried around he can get. Literally. I had him in a sling the other day and didn't even hate it. That's all I've got today. I'm gonna go take a bath or sit in silence for the first time in two months. •
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
#letthembelittle #letthekids #pixel_kids #our_everyday_moments  #livethelittlethings #liveauthentic #momentsofmotherhood #motherhoodunplugged #childhoodunplugged #documentyourdays #abmlifeisbeautiful #petitejoys #morningslikethese #thehappynow #candidchildhood #childhoodunplugged #momtogs
  • We ❤️lazy days. Unfortunately, I can't say the same for Hudson. Thank God for stress away hehe every mom needs some on their life! Raise your hand if you LOVE Stress Away! If you haven't tried it...WHY?!
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
#letthembelittle #letthekids #lazysunday #pixel_kids #uniteinmotherhood #dontforgetthedads #motherhoodunplugged #perfectbabies #livethelittlethings #2monthsold
  • My two month old may look like a six month old, but she is the cutest chunk I've ever seen. And yes, she does have red hair. ✌🏻#theresnoredheademoji #dontdiscriminate •
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
#letthembelittle #shopsmall #letthekids #pixel_kids #momswithcameras #momtogs #childofig #igkiddies #littlestoriesofmylife #livethelittlethings #pursuepretty #petitejoys #our_everyday_moments #fallvibes #momentsofmine #morningscenes #liveauthentic #uniteinmotherhood #childhoodunplugged #flashesofdelight
  • Everyone has that one thing that gives them the strength to wake up every morning. I have two. 💕
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
#letthembelittle #letthekids #slowliving #littlestoriesofmylife #pursuepretty #petitejoys #pixel_kids #momswithcameras #thatsdarling #darlingmovement #thepursuitofjoyproject  #childofig #candidchildhood #uniteinmotherhood
  • This sweet little girl is TWO MONTHS OLD TODAY! Unlike her rambunctious brother, she has a much quieter spirit. She loves to nurse (can you tell) and wants to be cuddled all day long. Literally, she doesn't like to be put down. Her favorite song is 1,2,3,4,5 once I caught a fish alive and she giggles every time daddy blows on her head. She's so strong and can already hold her head up and put weight on her little feet! I'm hoping she waits a little longer than her brother to start walking (he started at nine months)! I still stare at her little face as much as I can and I love when she smiles at me first thing every morning. We cosleep and she has to be laying right against me at all times. I never knew I could love ANOTHER human the way I love Hudson and even though it's different, it's such a powerful never ending love that I can't put into words. Happy two months to you my sweet baby girl. You are more than I ever could have dreamed of. •
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
#pursuepretty #twomonthsold #babiesofig #petitejoys #our_everyday_moments #documentyourdays #uniteinmotherhood #motherhoodunplugged #momswithcameras #momtogs #letthembelittle #letthekids #liveauthentic #livethelittlethings #flashesofdelight #darlingmovement  #abmlifeisbeautiful #darlingweekend #thatsdarling
  • Erm serious question...WHEN DID MY NEWBORN GET SO BIG?! She's in the 95th percentile and growing like a weed. Literally she's like almost as big as Hudson and she's not even two months old yet! Ok...tomorrow she's officially two months old but today she's not so I'm gonna relish in my last few moments of a one month old. HAPPY SATURDAY! •
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
#bestofmom #momtogs #momswithcameras #pixel_kids 
#momblogger #momblog #pursuepretty #petitejoys #our_everyday_moments #momentsofmine #babiesofig #childofig #abmlifeisbeautiful #abmhappylife #uniteinmotherhood #motherhoodrising #motherhoodunplugged #flashesofdelight #letthekids #letthembelittle
  • I almost forgot what it was like to shower with a baby staring at me the whole time! Thanks for reminding me, P. 😂 P.s. For those of you who aren't counting down, it's Friday tomorrow!
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
#morningslikethese #morningscenes #littlestoriesofmylife #pursuepretty #momtogs #momswithcameras #bestofmom #uniteinmotherhood #motherhoodrising #momlife #momblogger #livethelittlethings #darlingmovement #darlingweekend
TOTS100 - UK Parent Blogs
TOTS100
x Close

Like Us On Facebook