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

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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

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