Picking out the right mix of patterns, colors and textures for family photos seems like such a silly/easy thing… until you try and do it!

It’s this paralyzing complex of wanting to be trendy but classic, have bold but neutral colors, be comfortable but a little dressy (but not overdressed), compliment each other but not too matchy matchy… and the list goes on.


So I pulled together a few options to give you some inspiration! I am sure you have some things very similar already in your closet – just pull them out, lay them on the floor, and find something that works! Seriously though, you have to lay them out, it’s the only way to make sure the textures, patterns and colors all work together!

CASUAL + POPS OF COLOR:Processed with VSCO with av4 preset

NEUTRAL + TEXTURE:Processed with VSCO with av4 preset

FALL GLAM:Processed with VSCO with av4 preset

WINTER GLAM + GRAYS:Processed with VSCO with av4 preset

Don’t forget something to bribe your kids to smile and behave and try to enjoy yourself! You want to look back on these pictures with great memories, and having fun is the best way for the photographer to capture your family. Enjoy it!


Photography by East Oak Photography.

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