When it comes to family photos, choosing the right color palette can make all the difference. Neutral colors are a great choice for creating a timeless and classic look that will never go out of style. Check out our Summer 2022 Family Photoshoot using soft neutrals for some ideas on how to use a neutral color palette in your family photos.
Why choose a neutral color palette?
Neutral colors are a great choice for family photos because they create a timeless and classic look that will never go out of style. They also allow the focus to be on the people in the photos rather than the colors they are wearing. Neutral colors include shades of white, beige, gray, and black, and can be easily mixed and matched for a cohesive look. Additionally, neutral colors are versatile and can be used in any season or setting.
Tips for selecting the right neutral colors.
When selecting neutral colors for your family photos, it’s important to consider the skin tones of your family members. For example, if someone has a warm skin tone, beige and cream colors will complement their complexion. If someone has a cool skin tone, gray and white colors will look best. It’s also important to consider the setting and season of the photoshoot. For a beach or outdoor setting, white and beige colors will complement the natural surroundings. For a fall or winter setting, gray and black colors will create a cozy and timeless look.
Coordinating outfits for a cohesive look.
When planning your family photo outfits, it’s important to choose colors that complement each other and create a cohesive look. One way to do this is to choose a neutral color palette, such as beige, cream, gray, and white. You can do some by picking a patterned dress with multiple neutrals in it. Then take those neutrals in your dress and use that as your overall palette for the coordinating outfits, changing the colors to be more warm or cool depending on the person. Another tip is to mix textures and patterns within the same color family to add depth and interest to the overall look. Remember, the goal is to create a timeless and classic look that will stand the test of time.
A new addition to our Summer 2022 Family Photoshoot
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! Grandma, get ready cause your next!
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 videos 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 getting ready for a photoshoot. But, my dad is pretty easy going and dresses well most of the time anyways, 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 made the whole process pretty easy for him. The most important part was that he was there!
My husband has just gotten used to me telling him what to wear since I am the family photoshoot stylist (even before I began my business), so I got him this shirt I absolutely loved on him from Dillards and coordinated those with a pair of his favorite chino joggers. It was a perfect fit for his frame, it’s been trial and error to find a great fit for him, but I am happy with this choice.
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 work for just about every body type. 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 wearing florals. No dueling patterns!
http://www.kristin.com/freeguideCreating 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! Need some more visuals to get it all done? Then get the guide to 5 Fully Coordinated Outfits for a Family Photoshoot. Just click on the image below and I’ll send it straight to your inbox.