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Hi.

I'm Ashley!

Mom to six, love to one. Running on coffee and endorphins.

Fall & Winter Photo Wardrobe

Fall & Winter Photo Wardrobe

Christmas Card season is upon us! As a photographer, I've been unreal amounts of busy but so excited with the season!

You'll be planning your outfits, so I'm here to lend some tips. Hopefully these help you in the search for your perfect picture outfits.

1. Not matchy, but coordinating. 

I'm giving my family as an example because 1, I love outfit planning, and 2, I have so many children, you can see several examples in one family! 

I'm giving my family as an example because 1, I love outfit planning, and 2, I have so many children, you can see several examples in one family! 

Do you see in this picture how we all have bits and pieces that are matching? I really loved the way these outfits turned out together. 

DO NOT have every person wear the same color top and/or same color bottom. In all reality, it just doesn't look good in pictures and everyone blends together. 

2. Textures

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In this picture, you can really see the textures at play. My dress is chiffon, Maddie's dress is lace and tulle, Brody's suit jacket is velvet. 

It's visually interesting, to have different textures in photos; it adds depth and character. 

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Here's another texture example in Wyatt's outfit. His shirt is chambray, his vest is herringbone, and he has a fun pop of color in his tie. 

3. Patterns

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Play with patterns. In this picture, and the picture under number 1, you can really play up patterns that go together. Don't be afraid! In this picture, I'm wearing floral, Wyatt is wearing very skinny stripes, and Zach is wearing a grid patterned shirt. 

4. Layers

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Sweaters, hats, vests, cardigans, knee socks. Layers are LIFE when it comes to family pictures and I say everyone needs to have layers. 

Add accessories too! Hats, as seen, necklaces, scarves. Make it fun!

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Zachary's layers in this picture are perfection, if I do say so myself. 

He has fun socks that match his bowtie, a button down shirt, a suit jacket. All of which are very "Zachary". 

 

5. Colors

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Colors are so important!

I always suggest avoiding a lot of black and a lot of white. Pick maybe 2 or 3 coordinating colors and then throw in neutrals. The pic above has olive, burgundy, cream, mustard - all amazing fall and winter colors.

Other great color schemes:

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For more inspiration on what to wear for fall pictures, CLICK HERE.

 

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