The weather outside is frightful, but your outfits will be so delightful….with Family Photoshoot Outfit Formulas! Ahhh…corny I know…but I had to.
Seriously though, we make over 35,000 decisions a day…unbelievable right? And if you are a mom, I’m convinced you make more decisions than average… probably exponentially for each kid you have! I must make at least 90,000 a day with my 3 kids! Because, it’s not just your life you are making decisions for, but there’s as well.
Add a Family Photoshoot and coordinating outfits for your entire family to the mix and your plate is overflowing!
Let’s take some decisions off your plate…
So, I love doing Family Photoshoots with Professional Photographers. If you’ve read or followed me on social, you know that already. It’s an obsession and passion of mine.
So, since I’m thinking about and prepping for Photoshoots anyways…I created Family Stylin as a resource for other moms in the same position as I. Coordinating the outfits for themselves and their family…plus all the other tasks that go along with getting ready for a Photoshoot.
It’s not an easy job, and it adds so many more decisions for your already busy busy mind to make. But, now you will know exactly what you need to create cohesive, coordinated and most of all cozy outfits that will look perfect in your Fall and Winter Family Photos!
The weather makes a difference
I think it’s a little tougher to chose outfits for chilly weather. A photoshoot during the fall or winter requires more pieces to be added to our outfits. Therefore, an increased amount of decisions will need to be made than a photoshoot is warmer weather. There are simply more colors and styles involved.
This Family Photoshoot outfit formula is made for boys to wear in fall or winter photos. This outfit is simple but has just enough interest to take your final photos to the next level. Your little guy will be comfy, cozy and super handsome…ready to take some amazing Family Photos!
The Family Photoshoot Outfit Formula
You’ll need 3 pieces for this family photoshoot outfit formula. A thick button down, plaid pants, and low profile boots. Luckily, these formulas are flexible, there will be alternative options below that you can switch out and still have an amazing looking outfit! Feel free to make these outfits your own and experiment with them…or just stick to the formula with the knowledge that it will deliver!
The Button down
This is the layer that adds texture and warmth to the formula. Feel free to layer underneath for colder temps. We were able to get away with a sweater like thickness in this button down for the 15 minutes that is took to do our mini session. But, a longer session would have required a thicker or warmer option for this piece of the outfit formula. I’ll include the original button down we chose at the bottom of this post, but you can take a look at the Family Stylin Pinterest Page for more options. We went with an option that had an interesting fabric, one that added some texture to the photo.
I am not a professional photographer, but I’ve studied outfits that look great in photos, and more texture usually beats a flat color. I edit my own phone and DSLR photos that I take using Adobe Lightroom, and the outfits they wear make a big difference when editing. A shirt like the one below come out amazing in pictures and adds something special to the final look.
The plaid pants
Plaid is classic and he will be able to use these pants forever. Well, until he grows out of them! We held our 2021 Christmas Family Photos in November before the true winter temperatures arrived. But still, it was pretty cold that day and these pants kept my little guys warm.
As you can see below, the color of my sons pants was pretty close to my hubby’s shirt, but the different pattern helps it to stand out instead of blending in. When multiple people in the family wear the same colors and patterns, and then pose together, you run the risk of looking like one big blob together. To avoid this, you want to coordinate your outfits in lieu of matching.
The boots are the most switchable item in the formula. Pretty much any style will do and comfy feet are the most important part! You can play around with the style of boots here, but we were very happy with the boots we chose. They were comfortable and the perfect shade of brown. It’s important to add neutrals into each outfit your family wears so that everything blends well.
Comfort is key!
What you wear to a photoshoot needs to be comfortable. Let me repeat myself, NEEDS! If it’s not comfortable, your kids won’t wear it. If they do wear it and it’s uncomfortable, they won’t look happy and relaxed in pictures, and neither will you. The agitation and discomfort will show. So, if you want to love your images at the end, wear pieces that are comfy, cozy and feel like you!
I’m not saying wear a t-shirt and leggings to the shoot (that’s my every day outfit). Your not going to wear something you would wear every day. In fact, the clothing you choose for a photoshoot may be something you’d never wear! I never wear a midi or maxi unless I’m doing a photoshoot. But, I sure am comfortable and feel beautiful in one for a photoshoot, because I know it will elevate the final images and I choose dresses that are soft, flowy and feel good on. The same applies for your kids. Not something they would wear every day…but instead an elevated version of that but that is still comfy. Happy kids = Great Photos!
Where to shop
Below you will find links to the products I used in this Family Photoshoot Outfit Formula for my son in our 2021 Christmas Family Photoshoot. They are not affiliate links, just links to the shops where I found each piece.
All of the pieces except one are from small online retailers and boutiques, so they may periodically be out of stock. Check out our Family Styling Pinterest Page for more options to switch out for pieces to complete of this formula.
Also check out our Shop the Blog page for more retailers and places to find outfits for photoshoots.
Did you try out this Family Photoshoot Outfit Formula? If you did, I’d love to hear all about it! Join us in the Family Stylin Facebook Page & Group!