Monthly Archives: October 2014

Top Tips for the Best Holiday Family Photos

color-guidIt is the perfect time to take family photos for the holidays. The best family photos have coordinating outfits with a similar color palette. Long gone are the days of identical outfits or everyone wearing the same exact color. Here are a few tips to help you find the best clothes for your family for your holiday:

  • Avoid white unless you plan to shoot at the beach. White is a gorgeous color for the holidays, but when photographed, it can leave the picture a little lackluster.
  • No graphic tees. Avoid any clothing with graphics or words on them for the best picture.
  • Jeans are great. Jeans are great for adding a third neutral color to your family’s color combination. They can be dressed up or made more casual too. Jeans also look amazing with almost any color.
  • Don’t be afraid to go bold. As long as you coordinate the colors correctly, a bold color can really make your picture pop.

pink2Fashions in Pinkpink

Pink is a wonderful hue to incorporate in your family photos. It pairs perfectly with gray, navy blue, and black. It is a great girly touch to your holiday photos. We love the Isobella & Chloe Genevieve Dusty Pink Ruffle Dress (Available in sizes 4-10). It looks great with the Isobella & Chloe Genevieve Dusty Pink Ruffle Tunic Set (Available in 3T), as well as the Baby Biscotti Birthday Girl Pink Ruffled Dress (Available in sizes 9M-24M). If you were to pair the pink hues with gray, the Appaman Mist Grey 2pc Mod Suit is the perfect combination.

Green Holiday Fashions

greenThere are many shades of green that can be used, but we really love the green hue in Persnickety Emerald Pine Green Charlie Top . This hue pairs well with jeans and other blue hues for family holiday photos. Other fun girl fashions in this color are the Persnickety Emerald Pine Turquoise Lou Lou Top and the Persnickety Emerald Pine Ruth Skirt. For boys, the Appaman Navy Mod Suit and Appaman Blue Standard Shirt would look amazing with the emerald color.

Girl Fashions in Redreddress

There are many great red holiday fashions and dresses for girls this season. Depending on what type of holiday family photo you want to take, a big fluffy or sparkly red dress may be too much. The Lemon Loves Lime True Red Santa Baby Dress is a pretty holiday dress that also has fun detail and patterns. For more of a holiday-centered photo, the Isobella & Chloe Monet Red Velvet & Ruffles Long Sleeve Dress is a gorgeous red dress to choose, as well. Coordinate your boys with the Appaman Mist Mod Suit Trousers, which is beautiful grey that looks perfect with the red fashions.

Holiday Fashions in Black

Remember to avoid dressing the whole family in black and to add a little interest to the photo. The Isobella & Chloe Peyton Black Lace Holiday Sleeveless Dress is a gorgeous choice that has fun lace and brings a little grey into the hue palette too. It coordinates perfectly with the baby holiday dress –Isobella & Chloe Peyton Black Lace Holiday Cap Sleeve Dress. When using black holiday dresses, try to add a pop of color into your family’s wardrobe too. Black pairs well with several different colors, such as pink and red. We love the Appaman Black Printed Velvet Tailored Vest for boys because it can be paired with black trousers and a bow tie for a fancy holiday photo, or paired with jeans for a more casual and stylish choice. Their undershirt and bow tie can be wear you add the coordinating color.

How to Coordinate Outfits for Your Family Photos

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Photo Cred: Ashley Sommer Photography

Family photos have come a long way from the traditional sit in a photo studio with the whole family wearing black look. Family photos are now bright and fun. The easiest way to ensure a perfect family photo is with coordinating outfits that add a special element to your photo.

Tips for Choosing What to Wear in Family Photos

You want to basically create a beautiful piece of art with your family and their outfits. Follow these tips for the best clothing choices:

  • Don’t Go Overboard with White and Black: Both are great background colors, but they shouldn’t be your main color.
  • Stay Classy: These are the photos you might want to hang on the wall and look at for many years to come, so pick classic outfits.
  • No Characters: Sorry to tell you, but Queen Elsa is not welcomed on picture day. Avoid all character and graphic clothing.
  • Coordinate with the Location: Think about how your colors will work with your location. If you plan on having a stunning desert landscape as your location, browns or greys might not pop out enough in the picture.
  • Limit Patterns: Don’t overdo patterns, for example, not everyone should be wearing a plaid shirt or damask pettidresses. However, a pattern can add a fun touch to the photograph, so allow one child’s outfit to showcase a pattern while still matching the rest of the family.
  • Add Texture: Add some depth to the picture by choosing outfits with texture. This means layering belts and shrugs over a plain tee, adding a flower headband, or choosing a ruffled shirt or dress for your daughter.

Photo Cred: Shine On Photography

Fun Poses for Family Pictures

When you talk with your photographer about poses, be sure to include a few standard poses with fun poses. Poses like the one above where the family is walking in a line is a fun idea, and we love the parents kissing over the grossed out kids. These fun photos capture your family’s personality and fun-loving side.

Some other great pose ideas are of your family looking at themselves in a big puddle for a cool reflection shot or snuggled up in bed or lying on a blanket in a field. Have fun with your kids in the picture and let your family’s love shine through.

 

Outfit Ideas

thumbnail.aspNeed some inspiration for your next photo shoot? We love pairing pinks and grey together. The Dolly Baby Pink/Pink/Fuchsia Sweet Pea Fairy Dress is one gorgeous dress that is not too fancy for a photo shoot. This teedress comes in sizes 6-18M to 5-7Y. For boys, you can pair this dress with the Mini Shatsu White and Grey Printed Blazer Tee. This grey tee matches the casual but nice look of the pink dress. Available in sizes 2T-12. Pair with jeans or dress pants.

Another great color combination for photos is brown and blue hues. The Isobella & Chloe Reese Mocha Drop Waist Dress is a gorgeous dress12 13that will pair amazingly with light blues, darker browns, and denim. It is available in sizes 4-12.

The dress pairs wonderfully with the boy’s outfit. You can get a similar look with the Blueberry Hill Brown Cooper Tweed Driving Cap , Appaman Blue Standard Shirt, and a brown tie and jeans. Mom and dad can wear jeans and brown or blue tops to match their kids.

Family photos are such a wonderful keepsake, but it can be hard to coordinate everyone’s outfit. Combine similar hues and don’t be afraid of color. Avoid looking to matchy and instead go for outfits that compliment each other.

Shop Everything But The Princess‘ gorgeous selections for boys and girls. You will find many trendy kids clothes from infant sizes to teenager sizes. Don’t forget to complete the look with beautiful headbands, pretty boots and shoes, and fun ties and boy hats.

 

 

 

Cute Holiday Wear: Santa Inspired Fashions for Girls

Do you already have your favorite holiday songs in your head? We don’t blame you! The holidays are such as fun time for family and traditions, as well as fun and adorable holiday outfits for girls. These fun outfits can be worn all season long for a little touch of joy each day of the holiday season. Wear them for holiday parties, pictures, and events or just because!

holidayLemon Loves Lime True Red Santa Baby Dress

Your little cutie will outshine Santa in the Lemon Loves Lime True Red Santa Baby Dress. It is such a fun twist on holiday dresses for girls. The chevron skirt is adorable, especially when paired with the white ruffle top and long red sleeves. A comfy and cute outfit for any day in December. The Lemon Loves Lime True Red Santa Baby Dress looks even cuter when paired with the Lemon Loves Lime True Red/Ivory Polka Dot Leggings and Lemon Loves Lime Winter White/True Red Floral Headband. Available in sizes 4-10.

Lemon Loves Lime True Red Let It Snow Dressholiday2

Snow days are the best days but even those who don’t get a lot of snow can remember snow time fun with the darling Lemon Loves Lime True Red Let It Snow Dress. This red long sleeved dress is covered in white polka dots, white lace, and ruffles. It is the perfect look for playtime for party time. Pair it with the Lemon Loves Lime Eggnog Skinny Leggings for a complete look. Available in sizes 2-8.

holiday3Ooh! La, La! Couture Ho Ho Ho Coco Cardigan Dress

Get the Santa look with a little bit of sass. The Ooh! La, La! Couture Ho Ho Ho Coco Cardigan Dress is a great look that mixes a classic cardigan top with a girly tutu skirt. Your little one will love to spin and twirl in this cute fashion. Available in sizes 12M – 12. It is also available in baby sizes – Ooh! La, La! Couture Ho Ho Ho BABY Coco Cardigan Dress . The baby sizes are 3/6M, 6/9M, and 9/12M. Your little one’s doll can rock matching outfits with the Ooh! La, La! Couture Ho Ho Ho Coco Cardigan Doll Dress .

Haven Girl White I Love Santa Teeholiday4

Your little one can show her love for Santa with the adorable I “heart” Santa tee shirt. The Haven Girl White I Love Santa Tee is glamorous and can be dressed up with tutu skirts or worn for every day occasions with jeans. Pair it with the gorgeous Haven Girl Red Chloe Tulle Ruffle Skort or Haven Girl Black Chloe Tulle Ruffle Skort. Available in sizes 2-10.

holiday5Mud Pie Red and White I Love Santa Playset

Put a little holiday cheer into playtime with the adorable Mud Pie Red and White I Love Santa Playset . This fun playset comes with a fun leggings/skirt set perfect for running and jumping. The long sleeved I “heart” Santa shirt is perfect for little girls waiting for the big man to come on Christmas day. Available in sizes 0-6M, 4, and 5.

Ho, ho, ho! Santa-inspired fashions for girls are so much fun for the holidays. These holiday dresses for girls are casual enough for every day wear during December and special enough for pictures with Santa. Shop for the best fashions for the holiday season before your to-do list gets too full. Everything But The Princess has so many cute and casual holiday fashions for girls.