What to Wear: Our Family of 6

What to wear for family photos, family of six, by alison bell photographer

Deciding what to wear is overwhelming, but I’m here to help!  

I called my own photographer (from the Aeon Mall during Golden week!) for a second opinion. I’m here for you! 

1. Start with Mama

Mama needs to be confident and comfortable in what she’s wearing. I picked this dress because: 

  1. It was flowy and gave gorgeous movement
  2. It fully covered my chest – no bend-over mishaps!
  3. The color complimented our location.
  4. Vainly, I’d been working out and wanted sleeveless. #truestory #streetparkingmoms

2. Color Palette

Design-seeds.com is a color search engine! Search by color or season!

I was set with my green dress and literally held it up to the screen and went through all the palettes. I choose Watermelon Hues because:

  • We already had some of those colors
  • I could nixed the purple for a navy. #boylife
  • It complimented our location

3. Add Neutrals

Mix in neutrals you own: khaki and navy shorts, white button ups, jeans in the winter, or even black.

Collin is completely neutral:

4. Vary Prints & Texture

We already had 2 plaid shirts, so I was careful to purchase the white plaid because:

  • Its a much bigger print (as opposed to the tighter plaid of the pink shirt)
  • Had mostly neutral colors

The shorts were also tricky. Two are in navy but one with embroidered sharks,  one in khaki chinos, the littlest in teal linen

5. Shop at One Store!

My very best piece of advice. Old Navy, Gap, H&M all have  coordinated collections in one place, to match the season.

Use Style & Select

When in doubt, join my Waitlist to receive immediate access to Style & Select. Pinterest + Stitch Fix curated for family photography!

All images were taken by my friend and fellow milspouse, Heather Johnson of Heather Johnson Photography!

I find joy in chaos. The louder, the better! I'm a USMC spouse, South Carolina native, recovering homeschool mama of a 4 boy circus. They've taught me the most important facet of family photography: KEEP IT FUN!

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