Styling Holiday Card Outfits

I get so excited about Holiday cards; I love receiving them and I love planning ours!  I will be sharing my Holiday Card guide in the next few weeks but today I'm sharing how to style your family outfits.  I suggest that you buy a few options and photograph them to see how they pair and what they look like on camera.  I've done that here and would love to hear your opinions.

When picking out your looks keep in mind if you have a theme or what your background will be.  You don't want to clash with your surroundings.  Also please don't be matchy matchy!  Gone are the days where everyone wears a white shirt and jeans.  I have two girls and although they frequently match, when it comes to photographs I prefer that they coordinate rather than match.  When looking at options I highly recommend mixing patterns and textures to give variety and depth.  I frequently love adding layers as well although I'm not doing that this year.  I suggest at least one pop of color for greater impact.  When I'm weighing my options I like to make small changes like just changing out one person's shirt to see how that makes a difference.  As you can see those small changes create lots of options for you.  When trying to narrow it down first decide which color scheme you want.  For example I have a red and blue option and a wine, orange, yellow and blue option.  From there make your final selection.  

Make sure to have everything cleaned, steamed and ready to go the night before.  Don't forget to lay out accessories and shoes as well.  Bring a tide pen with you and a backup option in case anything happens during your shoot.  Happy planning!

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Here are our outfits from previous years:

No theme to cards.  Red and Leopard color scheme.

No theme to cards.  Black, White and Hunter Green color scheme.

Polar Express Theme.  Red and Black Pj's.

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