I always like to start with the kids. Choosing outfits for children I feel like is the hardest part, so when I'm thinking about my own family shoots I like to start with my kids first, then I pick outfits for my Husband and I based on what I've chosen for them.
Boys are harder than girls, so let's start with them.
Old Navy Boys Straight Leg Cords - Warm bread / Gap Boys Original Fit Five-Pocket Jeans - dark wash / Gap Cable Mockneck Sweater - oatmeal heather / Old Navy Boys Striped Slub Knit Henleys - Bright white / Old Navy Boys Color Blocked V Neck Cardigans - Heather dark gray / Cherokee Boys' Henley Shirt Scandal / Old Navy Boys Pop Color Super Skinny Jeans - Beach cruiser green / Old Navy Boys Straight Leg Cords - Volcanic ash / Gap Canvas Chukka Sneakers - cargo khaki / Old Navy Boys Color Blocked Canvas Sneakers - Yellow / Boys' Port Boat Moc / Cherokee Boy's Fenmore Casual Shoe Grey
There's something for everyone here, a dressed up outfit and more more relaxed choices as well. These are just ideas and jumping off points for you to start with.
I also love accessories, they add interest and layers to your photos. Add in some awesome shoes, a scarf, belts and jewelry. This is a great rule for every member of your family. Don't go crazy, less is more in this area.
Some ideas for your little ladies;
Gap Leopard Cardigan - desert tan / Gap Striped Boatneck Dress - french vanilla / Gap Rosette Striped T - blue galaxy / Old Navy Printed Tulle Skirts For Baby - Black jack / Gap Pleated Dot Dress - oyster / Gap Bow Boots - medium brown / Gap Metallic Ballet Flats - metallic silver / Girls' Patent Ballet Flat / Gap Metallic Bow Ballet Flats - metallic / Old Navy Metallic Bow Tie Headbands For Baby - Glitter red / Old Navy Metallic Bow Tie Headbands For Baby - Silver glitter / Gap Gem Satin Headband - blue bird / Gap Flared Stripe Skirt - blue galaxy / Old Navy Girls Jersey Leggings - Off white / Old Navy Girls Skinny Faux Leather Belts - Gold rush
As you can see most of my choices came from affordable places like Gap, Old Navy, Payless and Target. Feel free to mix and match pieces, and from all price points to complete your outfits!
Now for the babies, you can forget the babies. Here are three outfits for each boy & girl babes.
Gap Tiger Knit Waist Skinny Jeans - linen sand / Gap V Neck Ribbed Cardigan - southern turquoise / Newborn / Old Navy Rib Waist Jeans For Baby - Dark wash / Old Navy Pop Color Skinny Jeans For Baby - Hot potato / Old Navy Plaid Shirt & Bow Tie Sets For Baby - Gray/red plaid / Newborn / Gap Peter Pan Collar Bodysuit - ivory frost / Old Navy Flannel Cuff Cords For Baby - Basswood brown / Old Navy Plaid Flannels For Baby - Khaki plaid / Old Navy Patterned Bow Tie Tees For Baby - Small hearts / Old Navy Herringbone Driver Caps For Baby - Herringbone / Baby Girl / Momo Baby Infant Boys' Loafer Shoe Brown
I hope this gives you some ideas and help in the What to Wear department for your next photo shoot! There's still time to scoop up my family photo special, see details here.