How to Create a Color Scheme for Family Pictures

Have you ever seen a big family picture where the color scheme isn’t too matchy matchy, but everyone’s outfits just kind of flow? Today I’m sharing color scheme family picture ideas! While our little family of four is pretty easy to coordinate, when you add in the other 9 family members things can get a little tricky.

Color Scheme Family Picture Ideas

Family Picture Ideas by popular Las Vegas fashion blog, Outfits and Outings: image of a mom, dad, and their young son and young daughter standing in the desert and wearing a white eyelet dress, brown suede boots, grey sweater, tan pants, cream dress, brown pants, brown shoes, and green sweater.

How to Create a Color Scheme for Family Pictures Step 1:

Before you start looking at color schemes, I highly recommend you choose your photographer and location. My recommendation is to browse the photographer’s Instagram or website to see where they shoot the most. We shot with Baylee Jo Photo near Bonnie Springs. Trust me when I say that you get what you pay for! Everyone knows someone who is a photographer, but being a photographer can mean a lot of different things. Do your research if you want all of the family picture planning and hassle to be worth it.

How to Create a Color Scheme for Family Pictures Step 2:

Search for family pictures on Pinterest. Save the photos that you like, and then narrow it down to something everyone agrees on.

How to Create a Color Scheme for Family Pictures Step 3:

Pull the colors from the picture. I like to use Instagram stories. Open up the photo on Instagram stories. Hit the dropper tool, then touch the screen on the colors.

Family Picture Ideas by popular Las Vegas fashion blog, Outfits and Outings: image of a family standing together in the desert in front of a black vintage car.

Draw the colors and continue to do this for every color you’d like to include in the color scheme.

Family Picture Ideas by popular Las Vegas fashion blog, Outfits and Outings: image of a family standing together in the desert in front of a black vintage car.

How to Create a Color Scheme for Family Pictures Step 3:

Send this to everyone and hope for the best. Obviously those are very unique colors, so as long as people do their best it should all work out to have a similar theme!

 

Family Picture Ideas by popular Las Vegas fashion blog, Outfits and Outings: image of a man and woman embracing each other in the desert and wearing a white eyelet dress, cream hooded pullover, and tan pants.

How to Create a Color Scheme for Family Pictures Step 4:

Time to plan your outfits. Try to catch on to what other people are wearing. In the group text I noticed a lot of people were going with the more colorful options. As you can see, we stuck with the more neutral colors. (I probably would have chosen more neutral options a the end of the day anyways, but we did order a few different color options for each of us.) When in doubt, always over order. You can always bring things back to the store that don’t work out. Keep in mind too much of one color in the group can make it look like a few people in the family missed the memo. Balance is key. I also always keep the colors of my home in mind when choosing our outfits for family pictures.

When planning outfits for family pictures, always plan your outfit first. It just makes life easier I promise!

After my outfit is chosen, I use the “pile method.” (Just made that up.) Start throwing outfits in a pile together and you can tell right away if they’re going to look good together or not.

Family Picture Ideas by popular Las Vegas fashion blog, Outfits and Outings: image of a mom and her two kids holding hands in the desert and wearing a white eyelet dress, brown suede boots, cream dress, brown pants, and green sweater.

Family Picture Ideas by popular Las Vegas fashion blog, Outfits and Outings: image of a man and woman embracing each other in the desert and wearing a white eyelet dress, cream hooded pullover, and tan pants.

Family Picture Ideas by popular Las Vegas fashion blog, Outfits and Outings: image of family walking together in the desert.

How to Create a Color Scheme for Family Pictures Step 5:

It’s go time! Everyone’s outfits looked great together. Be sure to fib about the meet up time by 15 minutes so that you’re all on time and respectful of the photographers schedule and the allotted time that you paid for!

Family Picture Ideas by popular Las Vegas fashion blog, Outfits and Outings: image of a family standing together in the desert in front of a black vintage car.

Family Picture Ideas by popular Las Vegas fashion blog, Outfits and Outings: image of a family walking together in the desert.

 

Family Picture Ideas by popular Las Vegas fashion blog, Outfits and Outings: image of a little girl wearing a cream sweater.

Family Picture Ideas by popular Las Vegas fashion blog, Outfits and Outings: image of a dad holding his young daughter in the desert. Family Picture Ideas by popular Las Vegas fashion blog, Outfits and Outings: image of a dad holding his young daughter in the desert. Family Picture Ideas by popular Las Vegas fashion blog, Outfits and Outings: image of a woman standing in the desert and wearing a white eyelet dress and brown suede boots. Family Picture Ideas by popular Las Vegas fashion blog, Outfits and Outings: image of a woman standing in the desert and wearing a white eyelet dress and brown suede boots. Family Picture Ideas by popular Las Vegas fashion blog, Outfits and Outings: image of a woman standing in the desert with her young son and daughter and wearing a white eyelet dress and brown suede boots.

What are some of your favorite color scheme family picture ideas?  Let me know in a comment below!

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