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How to Coordinate Extended Family Photo Outfits

Coordinating outfits for an extended family photo session can seem like a daunting task, but with a little planning and creativity, you can achieve a cohesive and stylish look that enhances the visual appeal of your portraits. In this blog post, we’ll share some helpful tips and ideas to guide you through the process of coordinating extended family photo outfits for a picture-perfect result.

Start with a Color Palette:

Choosing a color palette is the foundation of outfit coordination for extended family photos. Begin by selecting three or four complementary colors that will tie everyone’s outfits together. Consider seasonal colors, the chosen location, and the overall mood you want to convey in the photos. Soft pastels for spring, earthy + jewel tones for fall,  and neutral hues for summer can set the tone for your color palette.

Mix and Match Textures and Patterns:

Incorporating a variety of textures and patterns adds depth and visual interest to your family’s outfits. Mix solids with subtle patterns like stripes, and layer different textures such as knits, denim, or linen for added dimension. Avoid overwhelming patterns or clashing colors that can distract from the overall cohesion of the group.

Choose a Style Theme:

Establishing a style theme helps create a unified look for your extended family’s outfits. Whether you prefer a casual and relaxed vibe, a classic and timeless aesthetic, or a more formal and elegant style, choose outfits that align with the chosen theme. Coordinate clothing styles to balance across the group.

Pay Attention to Layering:

Layering adds depth and versatility to your family’s outfits while allowing for easy adjustments based on weather conditions. Incorporate layers such as cardigans, jackets, vests that complement the color palette and style theme. This not only adds visual interest but also provides opportunities for dynamic posing and composition in the photos.

Aim for Coordinated, Not Matchy-Matchy:

While it’s important for outfits to coordinate, avoid the temptation to dress everyone in identical outfits or overly matchy-matchy ensembles. Instead, focus on creating a cohesive look with complementary colors, textures, and styles that allow each family member’s individuality to shine through.

Plan Ahead and Communicate:

Start planning your extended family photo outfits well in advance of the photoshoot date to allow time for coordination and adjustments. Communicate with family members to ensure everyone is on the same page regarding the chosen color palette, style theme, and outfit guidelines. Consider creating a mood board or sharing outfit inspiration to streamline the coordination process. I send all of my clients a detailed style guide with examples and tips to flattering your features!

Coordinating extended family photo outfits is all about striking the right balance between cohesion and individuality. By following these tips and guidelines, you can create a stylish and beautiful color palette that really adds that WOW factor to your photos. So gather your loved ones, coordinate your outfits, and get ready to capture unforgettable memories that you’ll cherish for years to come.

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