Christmas outfits for your Christmas card photos, do they cause anyone else so much stress? I swear it can be so hard to coordinate your outfits, look cute and festive, but not over the top, and so many other factors. Anyone else feel this way? I took my family on a picture taking trek last week and it was rough to say the least, but that is oaky, we got what we needed and hopefully this helps you guys! Plus we scored our Christmas card picture out of them so that is a win on it’s own right?
This first look I wanted to keep pretty simple with blacks and whites, but needed a little pop of color in there to make it a little bit more festive. I put Zach in this maroon button up to give us a little bit of color, but to also not have us look over the top. For your family in this color combination, pick everyone out in different shades of blacks, cream/white, or grays and then have one person be a darker green or maroon to give it a little bit of a festive pop of color.
This one is a favorite of mine and this is actually our outfit for our Christmas card photos. I went simple here too and put myself in a velvet dress. There is just something about velvet that says Christmas and the holidays to me, same with plaid and putting King in it. I didn’t want this look to have too many different textures or colors so I put Zach in a dark top with his jeans. Putting reds into your photo instantly take it to look festive, but remember, keep it simple and then it won’t look like too much.
Monochrome is always easy! We went with blacks and whites for this look. I put King in a blazer coat to give it the cozy winter look and feeling and myself in this crushed velvet jumper to give it a little bit of a dressed up look. I went plaid under my jumper because there is just something about plaid and the holidays. I feel like monochrome looks are always the simplest to recreate. Just find different tones of the colors you are wanting so everyone doesn’t blend in to each other.
This look reminds me of the first look, I just am in the maroon color this time. Keep it simple, don’t over think it and keep neutrals like black, white, gray, cream to be your base and then everyone will match and coordinate with out having too many different colors or tones.
This last look was our family pictures look a few weeks ago and I feel like it also could be darling for Christmas card photos. We all went neutrals with white, gray, and denim which keeps it so the focus of the photo is our faces rather than something bright. Think texture for this look and my lace dress. I wanted to have someone have some texture to it and where we just have the boys and I it was easiest to have me wear lace!
I hope this helps with your family pictures for your holiday card photos! Don’t let them overwhelm you, keep it simple, I promise that if you keep it simple they will turn out amazing and you will feel so good about the way your family all coordinates but isn’t over the top! If you have any questions, need any advice, or anything please let me know, I am more than happy to help you! XX