Guest Post: Peaches In a Pod | What to Wear

 

So excited to share this guest post from my favorite fashion bloggers, Whitney & Blaire of Peaches In a Pod.  Make sure when you’ve finished checking out their perfect What To Wear tips to head over to their blog. And follow them on Instagram and Facebook for daily fashion tips.
Thanks so much ladies!!!
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Happy Tuesday Folks! Last summer I got to work with a photographer while Whitney was out with her sweet baby {image here and here}, and then again a couple months ago {images here and here}. Her name is Katie Oblinger and she is crazy talented. It was so much fun getting to work with a professional for once. Well, Katie reached out to us and asked if we would like to work with her in order to make some suggestions for styling a family photo shoot. We absolutely loved this idea, and we jumped on board. We thought it would be fun to create some outfit boards and tips on what to wear for a family photo shoot for those of you who are gearing up for holiday photos.

 

For Mom:

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Cardigan sweater: Rip Curl // Sweater Dress: Nordstrom// Plaid Scarf (optional, sometimes it can be overwhelming): Accessory Concierge// brown leather belt: Target// brown leather ankle boots: Louis et Cie

For Dad:

What-to-wear-in-family-photos-manbrown leather belt: Macy’s // Oxford shirt: GAP// beige sweater: Nordstrom// dark wash denim: 7 For all Mankind// suede Chukka boots: Steve Madden

For Brother:

What-to-wear-to-a-family-photo-shoot-boyplaid flannel shirt: GAP// boy’s navy blue sweater: GAP// Khakis: Old Navy// boat shoes: Sperry// dress socks: Macy’s

For Sister:

What-to-wear-in-family-photos-girlchambray dress: Gap// burgundy cardigan: Land’s End// burgundy bow headband: Etsy// girl’s brown leather riding boots: Steve Madden

Style Tips:

  1. Keep it in the family: When choosing colors, try and keep everyone in the same color family. For these particular boards, I chose burgundy, navy and tan, while keeping denim a neutral. Other ideas would be red, navy and tan, or light pink, gray and white. It creates a cohesive look and keeps the focus on those beautiful smiling faces.
  2. Do me a solid: Solid colors work best for clothing, but plaids used in moderation work well too. Stay away from skinny stripes because they can come out odd looking in photos. Wide solid stripes are fine.
  3. More is More: For Mom’s makeup, a brighter lip and cheek than you would normally wear is ideal, especially if you are going for some black and white options.
  4. No Heavy Metal: Keep jewelry light. Now is not the time to bust out that brand new statement necklace. Remember, it’s all about those cute faces and not Great Granny’s Antique Brooch.
  5. Keep em’ comfy- When dressing the guys and kids, remember to keep them comfortable. Put them in something that they will be happy wearing. We all know how hard it is to capture everyone smiling, and a scratchy shirt will sabotage your session before it even begins. Don’t forget to bribe them with an ice cream cone that’s bigger than their face when it’s over!

We hope that these tips will help you plan your upcoming family photo sessions and if you love in the Atlanta area give Katie a call! She is super sweet and does an amazing job.

 

**Don’t forget to enter our Mudpie gameday tote giveaway here!

Have an amazing week!

Whit-&-Blaire-d

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