What to wear for Christmas photos? Weather you have booked a professional photographer to take your Christmas photos, or are dusting off your own camera, knowing what to wear for your photos can seam a daunting task. It’s one of my most asked questions. Well today I am hear to shed some light on how to co-ordinate your family’s Christmas wardrobe.
STEP 1 – Theme
Start with a theme in mind. I find this helpful as it gives you ideas right of the bat. For example, if it’s the snuggly Christmas morning you want to recreate, PJ’s are the ultimate go to. Beach theme, shorts, tops, flowy dress are your style. Maybe you have booked Christmas Mini’s with a photographer. Ask them to see their set-ups in advance so you know the look and feel of the session. Often they will have advice for you on what to wear. (see our past Christmas sessions HERE) Are you invited to a formal/work Christmas dinner? What a great opportunity to snap a few phots of everyone dressed up beforehand.
STEP 2 – Colours
After you know the theme of the phots, I recommend choosing 2-3 colours and have everyone wear some version of that. Some great Christmas combos are Red, green and white or Gold, green and cream. Sometimes just a scarf, belt or handbag and shoes in an accenting colour can really pull that outfit together. Below are some images for some visual inspiration.
These have been super popular of late with many families enjoying this fun take Christmas outfits. Quite often, if you have booked a session with a photographer, they will suggest one outfit change. If you are at home, this is a super easy outfit to throw together. A great one to add some Christmas flair. Try pairing with hot chocolate and cookies.
Outdoor and casual wear
If you are heading outdoors for your session or have a session booked with a professional photographer, you will need to turn up in something other than pyjamas. To start planning these outfits, pick one member of the family (I suggest mum) first. Women’s clothing tends to have more colours and prints, so it’s easier to pull colours out for the other outfits. Remember, we want colours that generally complement each other: so for instance, soft colours (light blue, grey, blush) or warm colours (brown, orange, burgundy). Solid colours also work best. Try to stay away from patterns and logos. Red is a great festive colour, so don’t be afraid to use it.
Favourite brands for clothing
- Cotton On
- Arabella and Rose
- Pat Pat Australia
I hope you have found this post useful. Planning your Christmas photo’s doesn’t need to be stressful. With just a bit of planning beforehand, you can step back and relax on the day, knowing you will all look amazing!
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