You know that family picture where everyone is matchy matchy? All in one color? Black? white? denim? Oh it never looks good. I want to post examples here but that just seems mean, and I know you know what I am talking about.
I am pretty sure I really bug certain (if not all) members of my family when I insist we pay attention to what we wear in a family photo. I require snapshots of clothes and I do some shopping sometimes and I report on our progress for weeks leading up to the photoshoot.
This year my Mom decided what the colors were going to be and I was pretty mad at her for not including me. She had chosen 3 colors and I just didn’t think that was enough for the amount of people in the photo! (15!). I don’t know if anyone appreciated my insistence to style it in a certain way, but I didn’t care… I just went for it.
I had recently found this fabric and made Phoebe a skirt out of it, and I thought all the colors looked great together, allowed for enough variety, felt AUTUMN and would work for everyone’s pre-existing wardrobes. Also, I knew Mom wanted chartreuse and there it was in the swatch!
Above is the swatch with a few items from my wardrobe next to it, just to show the fam that we can find stuff in our closet that works! And also a snapshot of the snapfish album that I collect photos in as we are getting ready for the photoshoot.
Here are a couple instagrams from our day. When it was all said and done, I think everyone was happy with my insistence that we actually style this thing, instead of wearing solid color tops and jeans or something!
I noticed a lot of SKINNY JEANS looks were popping up, and mine originally had skinnies under my dress, but I decided to replace them with an orange petticoat. I like how my look turned out. J was originally in a turquoise sweater but last minute we changed him to a flannel shirt.
We haven’t seen the final results of the shoot. Little Pickle and her cousin (he’s on the bench next to Lolly) who is 2, were our wild cards! We have no idea if they even smiled. But I love that about family photos. It is a snapshot of EXACTLY where we are. Jason should have just stayed on his blackberry the whole time.
Just think! The next family photo will probably have more little people and maybe a big person for Coco! You never know….ooh! What’s it going to look like? I better start styling now…