A new addition to our Usual Family Photos
As you can see, we’ve got a new addition to our family photoshoot this year, and it’s not a baby…it’s Grandpa! My father was in town and we snuck in a photoshoot during his trip.
Adding extended family to your photoshoots
I’m not sure why it took me so long to book a photoshoot that included extended family, but now that I have I want to do it again!
I just like that my kids will have these photos with their Grandpa, he’s such an important part of their life. I have all sorts of pictures of them together, but these are just stunning and worthy of hanging on the wall!
Best of all, since I wasn’t in every single photo, I was able to capture some great behind the scenes moments during our Extended Family Photoshoot.
The Outfits for our Summer 2022 Family Photoshoot
I decided to go with all soft coordinated neutrals for our Summer 2022 Family Photoshoot this year. Our color palette consisted on grays, greens, browns and creams. I mixed up the patterns and textures so we didn’t all blend together too much. Some interesting lace and stripe details for two of the family members, and a floral design for me.
Sometimes the guys (husbands and grandpa’s) can be a little tough to get on board with Photoshoot outfits. But, my dad is pretty easy going and was able to bring a couple outfits with him to the shoot for me to choose from. He sent me pictures before packing and we double checked the colors in person before our Photoshoot. I didn’t overwhelm him too much with buying a new outfit or shoes for the photoshoot and make the whole process pretty easy for him.
My husband has just gotten used to me telling him what to wear since I am the family photoshoot stylist, so I got him this shirt I absolutely loved on him from Dillards and coordinated those with a pair of his favorite chino joggers.
My little girl got an amazing dress she loved wearing with a lace detailed cutout in the back. Lace photographs so well, it’s always a great fabric to look for when choosing your Photoshoot outfits. Look for lace inlays or interesting backs like this.
My oldest son looks great in blues so I put him in this striped top with a pocket that has lines that go in different directions, just to add some interest.
My youngest son’s outfit was all comfy texture, with a gauze top with buttons. He was comfortable and looked great in this picture with Grandpa. Gauze outfits tend to photograph well and perform better than flat plain fabrics with no depth.
I wore a floral dress in a fabric that caught the light, it was slightly transparent and had a bit of shine to it. Off the shoulder dresses often look flattering in pictures, and on all body types. My dress contained some of the colors the rest of my family wore, and coordinated well being the only floral in the bunch. I try not to do too many similar patterns mixed together, i.e. too many people wear florals.
Creating a color palette for your photoshoot that includes all neutrals and muted tones is usually a safe bet for your photoshoot and one of the easiest way to get great results!