The Outfit Guide: Family Christmas Card Photos

Choosing outfits can often be the most stressful part of getting family photos, but I’ve compiled some tips that might be able to help, as well as some color boards for inspiration!  Today’s post is specifically focused on family Christmas card photos, but the general tips can be applied to any photo occasion!

christmas card photos at a tree farm


Here are a few general tips to remember when choosing outfits:

  1. Coordinate, don’t match.  Choose a color or two and a neutral.  Bonus points if you add a pattern that brings everything together!
  2. If you have a young child that will most likely be held, try having their outfit be a different color or lighter or darker than mom and dad’s outfits so that they don’t blend in!
  3. Don’t feel like you have to stick with traditional Christmas colors.  Neutral colored or metallic Christmas cards are on trend this year, in addition to the usual red or green!
  4. Keep the weather in mind when selecting outfits.  If your session is going to be outdoors and you live north of Georgia, you may want to do more with layers! (More about this in a later post!)Below are a few inspiration “boards” for you.  I’ve intentionally cropped the pieces pretty tightly so you can use your imagination to pull together perfect outfits for your family using a few of the ideas presented.All pieces (as far as I can remember) are from  As of yet, I do not get paid for using their stuff – I just love it, it’s affordable, and it kept me from overthinking even more than I already did ;).  There is a pin button when you hover over each “board” if you’d like to save any of these to your Pinterest boards for future reference!

    1)blush burgundy family session 2)family session outfits 3)photo session outfits4)navy and burgundy family session outfitsI hope these you find these useful as you prep for your session.  Have a suggestion for a color scheme you’d like to see represented?  Head over to Facebook or Instagram @amylynnphotostudio and message me your idea!

<3 Amy