Here in North Texas, Fall starts to creep in finally the 2nd week of October.. we have so many bright warm days all summer and Fall and ok Spring, and sometimes Winter.. I actually love it. But when it starts to get cold, I mean we are ready for it.
So, Fall family portrait season is the perfect opportunity to put together some fun outfits for everyone to get outside and enjoy the new crisp season!
But… if you need a nudge on where to start, let me introduce you to this charming little family of 4! We found a perfect spot in Richardson, Texas for their pictures. A creek, a bridge, some sticks, and a couple of cute little boys made it a perfect evening.
Mom is brilliant in all ways design: home decorating, fashion, landscape and her cuisine.. yes her FOOD is beautifully styled! So when it comes to her family’s portraits she never fails!
This year it was all about glitz and glamour, a handsome GQ fellow, and two dapper boys! The palette is navy blue and brown:
Always start with mom’s choice of outfit. I love how she goes with a belted sparkly dress and tall brown leather boots. You want to choose something that flatters you, and that you feel very confident in. Mom’s choice also sets the color palette, and the mood of the entire look. For Fall and Winter, you also can’t go wrong with jewel tones; ruby red, citrine yellow, sapphire blue, emerald green, and amethyst purple. Look for sweet pastels for Spring and bright fun hues for Summer.
Then move on to the kiddos. Her boys have brown cords, knit navy button up cardigans with perfectly appointed bow ties. The elements of texture here really set off the look. The idea is to choose pieces that tie in the same color palette and neutrals from mom’s choice of outfit. We don’t need perfectly matched hues, but those from the same family will do the trick. If you’ve chosen a neutral palette, you can mix things up with texture. Fluffy vests, tights, snappy suspenders, and soft corduroys or velvet can really add interest.
Dad gets styled last, but not least! Dad is sporting a very sophisticated and sleek suit with a tie and dark brown shoes. And a big smile, don’t forget that 🙂
Top everything off with some fun accessories! Earrings, necklaces, bracelets, belts, hats, scarves, ties, and bow ties can really add fun and personality to your session! Just watch out for anything too chunky or scene-stealing, you don’t want anything to distract from your connection together. Rather, you want it to add a finishing touch. This is a good time to ditch your every day wrist watch and add a dainty bracelet instead. And make sure you remember to wear your wedding rings, and any other special family pieces you want to be in images to pass down one day.
Aren’t they just actually perfect? *sigh*
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