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Color Schemes + Outfits For Fall Family Photos

October 19, 2017

By:

Becca Grabner

Let’s be real here — family photos can be a headache. You shuffle the schedule 13 times and finally find a one hour time slot where none of your kids have soccer practice or piano lessons, your hubby’s favorite baseball team doesn’t have a “super important” game, you don’t have book club and This is Us is not on tv — only to have to reschedule with your photographer because of inclement weather. And after you have found a new date, made sure everyone in the fam is free, the last thing you really want to think about is what in the world the entire family is going to wear in these photos that you are going to hang on your wall for 10 years and will be sending to everyone and their mother in the form of a Christmas card.

After being a part of the Living in Yellow team for 9 months [this is Becca by the way], I have come to realize that this might be a scenario you find yourself in. So many of you have reached out asking “What in the heck should we wear for family photos?” — you ask, we answer! We have compiled 6 different color schemes for you to choose from — and not only that, but we have provided clothing choices for EVERY member of your family [look for the arrows for even more options!] Hopefully, we take a little bit of the guesswork out of family photos so that you can focus on more important things, like what kind of candy would best bribe your toddler to actually smile in the photos.

Made up of plum, mustard and army green, this color scheme screams fall!

For a color scheme that will blend in well with your home decor [remember, you are probably hanging this on your living room wall] give neutrals like brown, camel and grey a try!

This color scheme is almost monochromatic and is an easy color for anyone to pull off! Try mixing dark green, medium green and ivory!

Willing to try something out of the box? Try this fun colorful mix of orange, mustard and dusty aqua!

Classic with a twist is how I would describe this complementary color scheme. The orange accents will pop when mixed with navy and chambray pieces!

Your family will be looking sharp when they wear this classy color scheme of burgundy, grey and black!
Hope you found some inspiration from the color schemes above! What color scheme are you using for your family photos? If you use any of the above, please send us pictures — we would LOVE to see them!

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  1. Kate says:

    Fabulous post! More like this please!!!!

  2. Mindi says:

    Love the cozy cranberry! Iโ€™m always looking for colors for my kids to make my black mot look so drab!

  3. Amy says:

    Great post! I love being able to swipe through your suggestions. Thanks!

  4. Krista says:

    I love this post! I hope you can comply one for the spring too! Coordinating for family photos is so tricky!

    • becca says:

      Great thought, we will add that to our list of ideas! I do think some of these color schemes would work well in the Springtime too – maybe the pumpkin patch or bundle up!

  5. Lindsey B says:

    I love this soooo much! So helpful! Can you pretty please do a similar one for winter/Christmas photos??

    • becca says:

      Hey Lindsey! So glad you love it! We can definitely add that to our list of ideas — but in case we don’t get around to it, I think that the Sage & Thyme or the Cozy Cranberry would be perfect for winter photos!

  6. Jen says:

    Thank you so much for this!!! I am now motivated to actually schedule family pictures. Not even kidding…I have put it off this fall and was contemplating not even doing them (but then what the heck do I put on the Christmas card) because I HATE putting together outfits for a family of 5!

    • becca says:

      You are so welcome! I am glad this can be a useful resource for you! Which color scheme are you leaning towards? Send us a pic when they’re done! ๐Ÿ™‚

  7. Mireille says:

    I had Been looking for a budget priced marigold top and that target one fit the bill! They even had it in store in my size. Love the different color combos! Thanks for sharing!

  8. Lisa says:

    Hi, This is awesome. Makes it so much easier.

    Would it be okay if I share this on my Photography FB page? Linking directly to you page. Thanks, Lisa

  9. Jodi says:

    I love this! Next year can you do it earlier?!?? I start planning my photos at least a month and a half in advance to find pieces for the whole family! This is very helpful!!!

  10. Elizabeth Hankinson says:

    Thank you so much!! I struggle with this every year and a lot of these pieces we can even wear in the hot desert (AZ) in the fall and winter. I have 3 kids (14,12,10) so shopping for the whole family can be daunting!

  11. Jolene White says:

    We just had pics yesterday and used a mixture of what I call country blue, mustard and burgundy. It screamed fall and looked great with the fall background. Always a challenge coming up with a color scheme but love how it always turns out!

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