What to Wear in Family Pictures by Color

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What to Wear in Family Pictures by Color is a question I’m asked all the time as a family photographer. Deciding what to wear can be a big pain, but there is a bit of a formula I like to start from.

How to decide what color to wear in Family PicturesWhat to Wear in Family Pictures by Color starts with just picking 2-3 colors that make you happy…or match your decor…or something you haven’t done before. It can be a challenge to put together clothes for a family in pictures, especially if you’ve got a bigger family–the more people, the more shuffling of layers you have to do.  I’ve shared some tips in the past about What to Wear and How to plan for family pictures, in talking about how to put pieces together, where to go for inspiration, locations, etc. This post and series is all about certain colors, and once you get an idea in your head of what color you want to START with, you will then come to these posts to see what other colors would go with it. {Originally posted Septemeber 30, 2014, re-shared June 2017}

Each year when we take pictures, I generally have one “pop of color” in mind. I’ll start with something like yellow, then try to decide what to pair it with.  It could be blue, or gray, or orange. Any of those will look great, but in this series, you will have a great visual of certain colors, and how they pair with other colors to help you decide how you want to style your own family picture clothes.

Some of the images were a challenge to decide which color was more dominant, (and you may not agree) but that’s ok. I just decided based on what stood out to me the most, or what color was used the most in my opinion.

Are you ready to see some examples for What to Wear in Family Pictures by Color? Pick a color below (if you want to see them all, click to open a new tab).

Set 1

What to wear in family pictures

BLUE // GREEN // ORANGE

Set 2

What to wear in family Pictures

PURPLE // BROWN // YELLOW

Set 3

Red and Black and Pink colors

RED // BLACK & WHITE // PINK

Set 4

What to wear in Family Pictures

GRAY // MULTI

Also follow my new What to Wear in Family Pictures Pin Board that I’ll continue to add to! As I find new examples for What to Wear in Family Pictures by Color I’ll add them to Pinterest.

Follow Capturing Joy with Kristen’s board What to Wear in Family Pictures on Pinterest.

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Here are other posts I’ve shared about taking family pictures (click on the image to go to the post, or the link is below each):

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13 Picture Outfit Ideas for 1 Family through the years

Tips for taking your own family photos

How to take your Own Family Pictures

 

Taking Family Photos

How to get your Kids to Cooperate in Family Photos

How to plan creative family pictures

13 Creative Family Picture Ideas

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  1. What a fabulous resource! I’m so excited to check out all the posts.

  2. Hooray! It’s always such a pain to put together clothes for family pictures, but I do know that it is worth the effort. Thanks for this.

  3. So much amazingness all in one post! I’m pinning this and will be coming back to it thanks so much.

  4. We have family photos next weekend and I’m really looking forward to your black & white post… There are seven of us (my husband & me plus our five daughters!) and I’m planning on black & white but can’t decide which pop of color to use!

  5. Great resource, friend!! Thanks for sharing 🙂

  6. Kristin – This is one of your best series yet! I’m totally in love with it. We have family pics coming up in Mid-October so I’ll be following along closely! Gonna’ share the heck out of this on the social channels! You knocked it out of the park this time! Have a great weekend!

  7. This will be helpful. Thank you for sharing.

  8. So glad you put this together! Thanks for sharing your talents with all of us! Pinned!

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