Design & Photography by Rachel

Planning family photo outfits can be a struggle, especially when you are on a tight budget. Find a good family photo color scheme that everyone in the family will like can seem impossible! Here are a few of my best tips for planning good family photo outfits on a budget.

Design & Photography by Rachel

Family photo outfits don’t have to be fancy.

My first suggestion is to choose TWO OR THREE COLORS. Choosing family photo outfit color is a little outdated, but besides that, it makes things a lot harder. Finding the same color and the right shade of that color for everyone becomes a harder and harder task the more people you have. Choose 2 or 3 colors, and you’re much more likely to find a color for everyone. If you want ideas of what colors will go well together, check out all the examples in this post and google “2-3 color combination” and look for ideas. You should also check out this Pinterest board! Another tip for choosing colors is to choose your favorite shirt, and Google the “[color of that shirt] complementary color”! Make sure you look good, and make your family photo outfits match you. 😉

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It’s okay to have some variety.

Another idea is to change things up a little bit. Instead of sticking to 2-3 colors, you could put everyone in a different color. The trick with this is just to make sure all the colors go well together. There are plenty of color schemes with 4-6 colors that are different but would make great family photo outfit colors! I have another resource for you if you go this route. This website is called Coolors. It generates color schemes for you! You can even have it pull colors from a photo you like. It will give you 5 colors from the photo!

Thrift stores are your friend.

I can’t stress enough that your family photo outfits do not need to be expensive! Very few people can afford to go out and buy all new outfits just for family photos. One of these days I’ll make a post with all my favorite Rexburg thrift stores, but for now here are a few of my favorites:

  1. Thrifted Lennons
  2. Deseret Industries
  3. Second Helpings Thrift Store
  4. Daisy Links
  5. Revive and Thrive Clothing

The best is when you choose a color scheme where most people in your family already have clothes that match, and then you can go out and find just one or two shirts! Thrift stores are a fantastic way to find clothes that match without breaking the bank.

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“You have to wear jeans” is a myth.

It’s true that jeans are a good way to keep everything consistent and then all you have to worry about is shirts matching. But some of my favorite outfit combinations have included dresses and skirts that match the color scheme! As crazy as it sounds, it totally works to have some of the family in jeans, some in khakis, some in skirts, and some in dresses – etc.! You name it! As long as you have an overarching color scheme for your family photo outfits, you can take liberties and still have it work beautifully. I promise you don’t all have to match your style of pants. Just make sure it either matches or doesn’t distract from the color scheme! Sometimes, jeans are the way to go just because they don’t distract from the colors and they’re an easy way to make sure everyone matches! Just know it’s not the only way to go.

You can do it!

Family photos can be a struggle. But you’ve got this. If you need more encouragement, check out this post. If you want to schedule a session, contact me!