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Looking for family picture outfit inspiration? These red and blue family photo outfit ideas and tips are PERFECT!
Here we are……family photo time again. Little secret? I think it's ALWAYS family photo time. I think a LOT of us do the same thing year after year……fall starts, school gets busy, and all of a sudden around Thanksgiving we realize we need family pictures ideas and we need them STAT. A simple remedy? We take family photos year round. On vacation, during weekend day trips and we usually do a fun shoot in the summer. That way, when the crazy holiday season rolls around….we have plenty of pictures for holiday cards and we don't have ONE more thing to add to our calendars. I'm planning to share more of these pictures, and to pin them to our Family Photos Outfits Board on Pinterest…..be sure to follow it if you'd love to see more inspiration for family photo outfit ideas!
A total side benefit of this blog? We have taken a LOT of family photos. And I've learned a thing or two about getting great ones without totally turning into a stress case (check out these family photo tips for taking pictures with young kids).
One of MY favorite parts of taking family pictures? Planning our outfits. I love that great outfits can bring out the best parts of a location, and can really elevate the images. Ask any photographer, and they'll agree.
On a recent trip to Disneyland, we decided to take family pictures in one of our favorite parts of Disney California Adventure….Carsland (total side note, it's a MUST visit if you're headed to the Happiest Place on Earth and a super fun backdrop for photos).
Ok, let's talk about using vibrant colors like blue and red. When I started thinking about Red and Blue Family Photo Outfit Ideas, I knew that Disneyland was a great place to wear such strong colors. Disney is known for primary colors and pops of red, so it made total sense to shoot these there. My biggest tip? We decided to wear denim and add pops of color into it (even Lydia's sandals are chambray). I started with a few red items (my top and Lydia's headband)…..and then we added in blue pieces to compliment. Not gonna lie, Robbie was perfectly happy to wear all blue (unlike our red holiday photos when Lydia was two but come ON, the red beanies were perfect then).
If you'd like to take family pictures with the color red…….I'd suggest a few pops of red with a less vibrant complimentary color (denim, cream, grey, gold). That way the red won't overtake the pictures.
My other big tip? Consider your location. Are you shooting at a tree farm? Maybe red scarves or beanies. A theme park? Red accessories. A local park? Maybe a red balloon or wagon will add the right pop of red to a more neutral location. One of our favorite places to shoot in LA was a local barn that was painted a deep red color. We sometimes wore jeans with red sneakers there, it was just the right pop of color!
Hope these Family Photo Outfit Ideas were helpful, be sure to tag us on social if you take family pictures this year with pops of red!