blue and tan outfits for family pictures



      UPDATED MAY 5, 2019

      Summer is almost here! And it is one of the most popular times to have family pictures taken. I love working with my families from start to finish to ensure their unique story is told. One of my favorite parts is helping families select outfits that fit their style, home decor and the location of their session. Many families lean toward blue and tan outfits for their family pictures because of the calmness this color scheme reflects. And how well a blue and tan color scheme works in a variety of settings including nature parks, beaches and even urban settings.

      Fashion tip: Don’t try to match. Instead, focus on coordinating outfits for your family.  


      The key to this coordinating your summer family picture outfits is not to match. There was a time matching was the trend. You’ve all seen them. Everyone in jeans and a white button down. Or, as my family once did, everyone in khaki pants and either a navy or red sweatshirt. Ugh! Don’t get me wrong, those portraits are very special to me. There were the last family pictures we have of us all together with my grandparents. But, they look very dated and unoriginal.

      Thankfully, now the trend is to coordinate. Yay! Not only does it look so much better. But Each person will be able to find an outfit and style that is perfect for them. And when you feel good in what you are wearing, it sure does show! This also helps to create a more timeless look, rather than a trend that will look dated down the road.


      But, how do you still look pulled together and coordinated? In the outfit above, we started with the daughter’s tan and blue dress. Mom found it and fell in love with it. And that dress is how they decided on using a blue and tan color scheme for their family outfits.

      Mom selected her outfit next. A blue skirt to coordinate with the blue flowers in her daughter’s dress. A cream top and a blue statement necklace. The tan belt also added a detail to her outfit while pulling in the tan of her daughter’s dress.

      The son wore tan pants and blue button down which coordinated with both mom and sister’s outfit. While dad wore tan pants, a blue button down with a deep gray blue sweater over it. Which also coordinated with the rest of the family.

      Each family member wore a style they loved and felt comfortable in, while still looking cohesive.

      I’ve you’d love more ideas and tips for coordinating your family’s outfits, I’ve included my favorite tips in our Ultimate Guide for What to Wear in Family Picture Learn how to coordinate without looking too matchy-matchy, how to use layers to add depth to your picture and how to use accessories to pull your outfits together to look cohesive.

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