Family Pictures Clothing Thoughts?

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I have been stressing out about the fam's upcoming picture session @ JCP.. This is our first family pic with us and the boys... (Just haven't had the funds to get it done till now)

anyhoo... We are all dressing in the same color (or shades of it) anyhow, Burg/wine color is what I thought would be nice for a picture.. (Hubby could care less)
and I bought matching shirts for the boys.. Does that sound odd? I am really wanting this pic to come out good..
Liam: 6 years old
Colin: 3 years old
Location: Williamsburg, Virginia
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That sounds nice! That's a great fall/winter/holiday color.

Here's our family picture that's on our christmas cards. I didn't have us match, but tried to do coordinating winter-y colors.
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I dislike the idea of everyone wearing the same color immensely, sorry. To me, that steps into Awkward Family Photos territory.

I'd just make sure everyone had something nice on and that the looks were cohesive together, but not let it seem like it everyone showed up in uniform or resort to any such gimmicks.

IMHO.
I dislike the idea of everyone wearing the same color immensely, sorry. To me, that steps into Awkward Family Photos territory.

I'd just make sure everyone had something nice on and that the looks were cohesive together, but not let it seem like it everyone showed up in uniform or resort to any such gimmicks.

IMHO.
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i agree. I like the idea of color family, not all matching. what about

Burgundy, grey and navy(dark jeans)
Burgundy, brown, khaki
Burgandy, grey, mustard
Burgunday, grey, black/white plaid or stripes
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Last edited by scrills; 11-19-2012 at 03:19 PM.
Please just don't all wear the same thing - or even very similar things. Just keep within the same style (casual, sporty, etc) and avoid colors that clash. I personally don't like to see jeans in a family photo. That's too casual for me. Khakis or cords and sweaters for the boys...Dad in a button-down with some Dockers...

I wouldn't wear anything with busy prints and I'd avoid a white or black shirt. From your avvie, you look fair-skinned. White can make pale skin look washed-out; black can just be too stark. I'd consider something with a v-neck; maybe a wrap dress with a nice necklace? Target had some nice wrap dresses the other day.

Deep red or berry colors would look nice on you, nothing pastel or otherwise too light.
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I think this photographer has some nice ideas

Laci Davis Photography: What to wear for your family photos.
Originally Posted by scrills
Love the pop of green, the pop of yellow and the big family in black & white!
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I think this photographer has some nice ideas

Laci Davis Photography: What to wear for your family photos.
Originally Posted by scrills
Love the pop of green, the pop of yellow and the big family in black & white!
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I really like those tips! Some of the prints look kinda crazy paired together though.
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This reminds me of a story. A lady once told me that the best photo she has of her children is when they were all in a rush to get their photo taken so she told all of her kids to "just wear your favorite t-shirt." I think she's 85.

I just had my graduation portraits done at the school. Honestly, it was so uncomfortable... Try not to focus on looking perfect.

In general, solids look better than prints and neutrals look better than brights. You can make it as formal or as casual as you'd like. Don't worry about "matching" - you all will look cohesive as a family if you're all on the same level of formal-casual.
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just saw your post Scrills...I like the Laci Davis link a lot
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I seriously love the outfits in that first link scrills posted! The one with pops of the green "accent" color is really cute... I think that's a really nice idea! That way it's still cohesive, but not super matchy-matchy.

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Great.. now I have to rethink my outfits... UGH!
Liam: 6 years old
Colin: 3 years old
Location: Williamsburg, Virginia
Member Since: August 2000
I guess I was envisioning the boys' shirts matching, but not too matchy-matchy with the grown-ups clothes. Just wear neutral colors and it'll be fine.
I would have some colors match between people without being matchy matchy.

For example, d1 in a pink black and blue shirt, d2 in a white shirt with blue sweater vest - not matching full colored shirts, but still pulling things together.


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Great.. now I have to rethink my outfits... UGH!
Originally Posted by deedles
Do you like the way you'd all look in matching shirts? That's what matters the most. Do what you like.
Great.. now I have to rethink my outfits... UGH!
Originally Posted by deedles
Do you like the way you'd all look in matching shirts? That's what matters the most. Do what you like.
Originally Posted by Speckla
True stuff.

If you like the way it looks, that's what's important. Its your family. Its for you.


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