Have you ever wondered why so many families wear white shirts and khaki pants for photos on the beach every summer year after year after year? Well, it is safe and easy therefore it works, but it is most always incredibly boring and unimaginative.
If the idea of coordinating clothing for you and your family for a photo this holiday season feels daunting to you, here are a few tried and true tips for achieving the perfect group shot:
Remember the goal is to coordinate, not match, and for side by side outfits to not be in competition with one another. The simpler the attire the better. Clothing items that tend to consistently photograph well are solids, larger checks and plaids, simpler patterns, minimal jewelry and proper fitting clothes. Think of the big picture—literally—and how the clothes work together and not by how each individual outfit looks as a stand alone.
We have partnered with our friend and neighbor, Maura Burchette, owner of Monday’s Child, to help coordinate a couple of looks perfectly suitable for holiday card pictures, brunch with Santa, a photo opportunity aboard the Santa Train, or any other special events you and your family have this holiday season.
Whether you want to start by dressing the littles and then let us help you coordinate your clothing and accessories, or you need Maura’s expertise coordinating your children’s clothes around must-have items you found at The Hive and The Shoe Hive, we’ve got you covered!
Heard the buzz? The Shoe Hive & The Hive are a pair of luxury boutiques in Old Town Alexandria. Featuring both big name designers like Rag & Bone and Stuart Weitzman and smaller brands like AGL and L'Agence, our unique selection and impeccable service are what set us apart.
The Shoe Hive The Hive
127 S. Fairfax Street 301 Cameron Street
Alexandria, VA 22314 Alexandria, VA 22314