Buh-Bye, khaki & white. See ya later, shades of denim.
And sayonara, matchy-matchy.
Pulling family photos together is not always the easiest, but sometimes the above choices are. Making a few deliberate decisions about color choices can help your photos to stand out in a wonderful and different way.
This year, we had our wonderful friend and amazingly talented, Faith Essary of Urban Star Photography take our photos. She had a great location just outside of Austin that had a little bit of urban and a little bit of nature. It was perfect. And it's spring...so, bright colors it was!
First came my outfit. Let's face it, girls...I am not buying a photo if I'm not happy about the way I look in it. I mean the kids could both look amazing, but if I look off...not gonna happen. If momma ain't happy....
I had a crummy cancer situation in 2010 (cancer-free now...PTL!), but it left me very overweight (working on it, though). Not ideal for photos, but I had a photographer who understood my "issues" and promised to "keep me covered as much as possible". So, I layered on up...a plain blue t-shirt in a color that worked well for me. The pieces that pulled the whole thing together....my fabric pin and colorful necklace.
Taking the colors from my pin & necklace, I was able to pull everyone else's clothes from them. I put the boys in small-print patterns and left D & I in solids to avoid too much pattern. And there you have it. The neutral backgrounds worked great for our palette.
I can't wait to get all the prints I ordered from Faith back! I even splurged and ordered a mantle print!
Here's hoping for lots of fabulous spring photos for all of your families, too!
If you live in the Austin, Texas area, you'll have to give my friend, Faith, a ring-ching-a-ding. She's wonderful to work with. After a 2 1/2 hour shoot, my kids were still in good moods!