What to Wear for Family Photos

This post is sponsored by Old Navy. Thank you so much for supporting brands that we truly love and that make this blog possible! πŸ™‚ 

One of the most common questions I receive is what to wear for family photos. Given that I was a photographer for quite a number of years, this is one of my favorite questions! I love styling families and putting together outfits that flow together well. When I was a motherhood photographer, I even had a wardrobe for mother’s to choose from so that they didn’t have to stress about what to wear! I am so humbled to be working with Old Navy today (one of my favorite brands) to talk about how to pull together some seriously cute looks for pictures and for Thanksgiving! 

Motherhood blogger, Lynzy & Co talks about what to wear for family photos! Family Photo Session inspiration with Old Navy!

What to Wear for Family Photos

Let’s start with mom! We always think of ourselves last, am I right?! Well this time I want you to think of yourself FIRST. Figure out what you want your outfit to be and then base everyone elses’ off yours. It can be really tricky getting all the outfits to flow together as it starts to get cold out because that means more layers! For my outfit I decided to keep it very simple with white denim, white top, black coat and a pop of FUN with leopard heels! I am a true believer in wearing white year round and I love wearing it through the holiday season because it’s so refreshing! I typically say to keep to a relatively small color scheme. So pick a few colors you want to include in the family outfit and then stick with those throughout! For this family photo, I stuck to black, white, gray, and a little pop of leopard and plum! 

Huge shout out to my amazing friend, Kat from Catherine King Photography for helping me with these images and letting us use her Christmas Tree mini setup!

Motherhood blogger, Lynzy & Co talks about what to wear for family photos! Family Photo Session inspiration with Old Navy!

SHOP my OUTFIT >> Coat –> wearing size XS, size down one for a more fitted look

 White Top (SO soft, this is the one I shared in my IG story the other day) –> wearing size small

Rockstar denim (THE BEST) –> I have these in several colors and I am wearing a size 4 here, they run TTS! These are also their “stay white” line – which means that they don’t stain – I can personally tell you that they don’t, they’re amazing!

Leopard Heels  –> TTS, sizes are selling out fast – RUN.

Pom Hat 

Another one of my favorite picks is this pair of blush velvet skinnies – beautiful for the holidays!

Motherhood blogger, Lynzy & Co talks about what to wear for family photos! Family Photo Session inspiration with Old Navy!

Next up? Dad! My husband likes to keep his style pretty simple and straight forward. It’s fun to mix a little bit of basic print into the family photo for a pop! We chose to have him wear this great gray flannel top and added the plaid scarf that is perfect for the holiday season! The print also helps to tie all of our outfits together! Add a beanie for warmth and some really cool gray kicks to finish the look!

SHOP his LOOK >> 

Flannel Top // my husband loves this because it’s a slim fit, which means that it becomes narrower towards the waistline! 

Pants // Shoes // Beanie // Scarf

You could also add another layer with this super cute men’s vest or coat!

Motherhood blogger, Lynzy & Co talks about what to wear for family photos! Family Photo Session inspiration with Old Navy!

Motherhood blogger, Lynzy & Co talks about what to wear for family photos! Family Photo Session inspiration with Old Navy!

Lastly, let’s talk about the little ones! When I saw that fur vest, I just KNEW that we needed to use those for the outfits! It adds dimension and I love them! Plus, it was 25 degrees outside and they helped keep them warm when we were out there snapping away! My oldest has on this really cute tutu dress that comes in a TON of colors. It’s great for the holiday season and for layering! Ellie (my 2 year old) is wearing one of my favorite polka dot sweaters and this adorable plum tutu skirt! I love that their outfits fit their personality and they loved being able to twirl around in them! Choose pieces that they will be comfortable in and find some cute hats if it’s going to be cold out! 

Motherhood blogger, Lynzy & Co talks about what to wear for family photos! Family Photo Session inspiration with Old Navy!

If you are looking for a way to get through the pictures without any one throwing a tantrum, bring some Smarties with you. They won’t melt in your hand and they are the perfect bribing treat to get them to smile on cue πŸ˜‰ It also helps when there is someone behind the camera with a squeaking duck πŸ˜‰ 

Motherhood blogger, Lynzy & Co talks about what to wear for family photos! Family Photo Session inspiration with Old Navy!

SHOP Olivia’s OUTFIT >> 

Fur Vest // Tutu Dress // Hat // Boots

SHOP Ellie’s OUTFIT>>

Sweater // Tutu Skirt // Vest // Shoes // Hat

Motherhood blogger, Lynzy & Co talks about what to wear for family photos! Family Photo Session inspiration with Old Navy!

This little stud is looking mighty fine in his trapper hat and fair isle sweater! I swear that Old Navy items get cuter and cuter each year! I wanted him to compliment what my husband was wearing so I chose the same color palette and then added the two patterns that are great for the holiday season! 

Motherhood blogger, Lynzy & Co talks about what to wear for family photos! Family Photo Session inspiration with Old Navy!

SHOP Miles OUTFIT>>

Sweater // Bodysuit // Leggings // Shoes // Hat

Motherhood blogger, Lynzy & Co talks about what to wear for family photos! Family Photo Session inspiration with Old Navy!

I hope that this post helps you put together a little family photo for your Christmas cards this year or gives you an idea of how to get everyone to “match” for Thanksgiving! Here are a few more of my favorites πŸ™‚ 

** We didn’t have Miles in a few of the family ones because it was SO cold that we left him in the warm car until the very last second so he didn’t get cold πŸ™‚ It’s so hard for babies to regulate their body temperature when they are young!

Motherhood blogger, Lynzy & Co talks about what to wear for family photos! Family Photo Session inspiration with Old Navy!

Motherhood blogger, Lynzy & Co talks about what to wear for family photos! Family Photo Session inspiration with Old Navy!

Motherhood blogger, Lynzy & Co talks about what to wear for family photos! Family Photo Session inspiration with Old Navy!

Motherhood blogger, Lynzy & Co talks about what to wear for family photos! Family Photo Session inspiration with Old Navy!

 

31 Comments

  1. Shelby
    November 15, 2017 / 11:15 am

    Oh my goodness these are adorable and the girls at the hot cocoa booth is just the best! Love reading your posts!

  2. November 15, 2017 / 11:22 am

    This is sooo helpful! And your family is just beautiful, as always!

  3. Emily
    November 15, 2017 / 11:33 am

    I love these photos so much! Adorable family, so sweet!

  4. Brittany
    November 15, 2017 / 11:35 am

    How adorable, I love each of your outfits so much. We had our first baby this summer and, in addition to his birth announcement, I used a few of our newborn photos for our Christmas cards as well because there were so many I loved and I wanted our friends and family to see them all! However, next year I definitely want to do photos specifically for our Christmas cards and I’ll be referring back to this post! πŸ™‚

  5. Lindsay
    November 15, 2017 / 11:41 am

    So very helpful! I also LOVE Old Navy and just picked up our Christmas family Photo attire from there as well!

  6. Tonya
    November 15, 2017 / 11:44 am

    This is such a helpful post! I always have a hard time coordinating outfits. But we usually do more formal outfits for Christmas portraits. This year the main color will be navy. Not sure what other color to add in for some contrast…. any suggestions? I have two girls: toddler and a newborn.

  7. Maitha
    November 15, 2017 / 12:08 pm

    Hi πŸ‘‹ Beautiful pictures 😍😍 gives me good ideas πŸ’‘ to do with my family Pictures ❀️❀️

  8. Kyrie
    November 15, 2017 / 12:19 pm

    Such beautiful pictures and I love how everyone coordinates! I’ve been overwhelmed trying to figure outfits for my little fam so this is going to be SO helpful, thank you!!! πŸ’•

  9. November 15, 2017 / 12:47 pm

    Amazing photos. We love Old Navy too and you just made moms’ dream come true. Picking out affordable clothes for photos is hard, especially when you have a large family. Can’t wait to get out and go shopping!!! Thanks for this!!!

  10. November 15, 2017 / 1:16 pm

    These pictures!! 😍😍😍 and the outfits are so so good. Old navy always has THE BEST clothes and their sale prices are awesome.

  11. Hailey
    November 15, 2017 / 1:24 pm

    ❀️❀️❀️ love old navy! Love coordinating outfits for family photos! Love the smarties trick, I’ll have to remember that one for next year as we could only get the 2 year old to smile by tossing him up in the air this year πŸ˜‰

  12. Keri
    November 15, 2017 / 1:35 pm

    I love the cocoa booth idea! how cute is that?? πŸ™‚

  13. Bekah
    November 15, 2017 / 1:45 pm

    I love your color choices for this shoot! So much red and green out there so it’s nice to see a different option that still looks so festive!!! And how exciting to collaborate with Old Navy! xoxo Thanks for the inspiration!!!

  14. Helen McMillan
    November 15, 2017 / 2:08 pm

    Love these so much. I’ve just recently fallen in love with old navy again because of your recent try on sessions and posts. I’d say β€œwe were on a break” but why?!! πŸ˜‚ Especially love the kids clothing again!!! Gorgeous picks!!!

  15. November 15, 2017 / 3:49 pm

    Why oh why are size 11 shoes so hard to find????? Never in the store and not online enough….

  16. Ashlee
    November 15, 2017 / 4:07 pm

    Looooooove these! And SUCH cute outfits!!!

  17. Jeramie
    November 15, 2017 / 5:30 pm

    Adorable outfits! Thanks for the great ideas!

  18. Amanda
    November 15, 2017 / 6:32 pm

    Love that you are partnering with brands that are so accessible! Thanks for being a real life Momma through and through!

  19. November 15, 2017 / 9:27 pm

    too cute!! love the hot cocoa stand. xo

  20. November 15, 2017 / 9:56 pm

    ADORABLE!!! Such a cute photoshoot and very cute looks on all of you. I have to agree I love, love, love Old Navy. Thanks for a great post.

  21. November 15, 2017 / 10:07 pm

    I love this! What a wonderful post that I’m sure you worked hard for. It makes me want to run to Old Navy and have 2 daughters πŸ˜‚
    But really, super cute outfits. Precious family photos. Thanks for the post!

  22. Kristina
    November 16, 2017 / 12:59 am

    The hot coco stand is so cute!! I need to remember that idea for when my daughter gets older. But thank you for the outfit ideas so cute and simple!!!

  23. Fannie
    November 16, 2017 / 7:08 am

    Great post! I love that you paired up with Old Navy πŸ™‚ I hope they’ll keep doing shoots with you.

  24. Emory
    November 16, 2017 / 8:26 am

    Love this post! Old navy is one of our favorite places to shop too and you did such a great job picking out coordinating items!

  25. Savannah
    November 16, 2017 / 8:38 am

    You will love these photos for years to come!!! So beautiful.

  26. Lesly Christensen
    November 16, 2017 / 9:00 am

    Oh my goodness! I love al the ideas! We just had our family pictures. I wish I would have read this before. Wow!!Wow!!

  27. November 16, 2017 / 9:13 am

    I absolutely love these ideas! Will definitely be picking up that beautiful coat you’re wearing!

  28. Laura Mendez
    November 16, 2017 / 12:20 pm

    You guys are the cutesttttt!!! Love all of your outfits and that hot cocoa stand is adorable!! Old Navy has been especially great this season!

  29. Meghan
    November 16, 2017 / 8:10 pm

    What an adorable family you have! Thank you so much for taking the time to do this post, it’s so helpful and so nice that you partner with brands that are affordable. I think I bought half of the things you linked here. 🀣 Thank you for always keeping it real and being so inspirational!

  30. Heather
    November 19, 2017 / 3:28 pm

    Currently shopping Old Navy sale online and remember this post! Had to come refresh my memory on what cute stuff you picked out for your girls! Gonna grab that vest and hat for sure!
    Your family is adorable!

  31. Salina Hebert
    December 9, 2017 / 9:28 am

    Y’all have a beautiful family and the pictures came out great

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