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3 Creative Ideas for Coordinating Holiday Photos

It’s that time of year to gather ‘round and snap those timeless holiday photos with the ones you love. Whether it’s a new tradition or something you’ve been doing for years, capturing memories is always a good idea. The first step in pulling off a successful photoshoot is by coordinating holiday outfits that photograph well together.

Soma<sup class=st-superscript>®</sup> laydown of solid red, red snowflake, and red and white plaid patterned pajamas + pet bandana.

Looking for a classic vibe? Or maybe you want to do something a little different from the norm. We’ve got three unique outfitting ideas to help you achieve your holiday photo dreams. Come one, come all—these ideas are for friends, large families, mom + daughter duos, and more.

3 Holiday Photo Outfit Ideas

What better way to enjoy taking holiday photos than to stay in your pajamas? Whether you’re taking family Christmas pictures in front of the tree or gathering as friends at a holiday pajama party, PJs are the way to go. Some like to be super matchy matchy while others prefer a nonchalant yet cohesive vibe. We’ve got something for everyone with our three family photo outfit ideas.

1. Coordinating Prints

They’re called fam jams for a reason—they’re fun for the whole family! And of course we didn’t forget your fur babies. An easy way for coordinating holiday outfits is by choosing pajamas that are made to go together. It’s a super simple way to pull off awesome family photo outfits. Look for pajamas with a mix of one solid color and one classic print that ties it all together.

Soma<sup class=st-superscript>®</sup> models wearing matching red and white plaid family pajamas + dog wearing matching pet bandana.

Feel free to make it your own by having some people dressed head-to-toe in one pattern and others in a combo of a solid and print. This is a great way to break it up but still maintain that matchy matchy look. 

How Can We Dress Our Dog for Family Pictures?

Soma<sup class=st-superscript>®</sup> laydown of reversible pet banana in red plaid + red snowflake. Dog wearing pet bandana.

Are you looking for an easy way to dress your dog for family pictures? Help them feel festive and part of the action with a pet bandana that matches the rest of the family’s pajamas. For a quick and easy wardrobe change, go for one that’s reversible so you can get a few shots with each side. 

Another idea would be to choose a collar or bows for their ears—or have them lay on a dog bed in the same color you’re going for. 

And of course, don’t forget to have treats handy so you can bribe them into sitting still if needed!  

2. Matching Sets

So you want to match your holiday family photo outfits but in a subtle way? No problem. Ditch the print and go for solid colors of the same pajama styles. This can be the exact PJs or styles from the same collection but varying silhouettes.

Soma<sup class=st-superscript>®</sup> pink, off-white,and grey velvety ribbed pajamas hung up on hangers. Mom + daughter models wearing pink velvety pajamas.

Let’s say you and mom choose from a line of velvety ribbed pajamas that offers a mix of long-sleeve button-up tops, sleeveless camis, and flowy pants. You can both wear the same pants but one goes for the long-sleeve and the other goes for the cami. You’ll love the result of your subtle, chic, and photo-ready outfits!

Soma<sup class=st-superscript>®</sup> stack of pink, black, green, and red notch collar long-sleeve pajama tops. Mom + daughter models wearing pink and black matching PJ sets.

Another idea would be to keep it simple by choosing classic notch collar pajama sets but make it a rule that everyone has to wear a different color. This will make coordinating holiday outfits intentional but in an effortless way. P.S. This is perfect for a group of siblings!

3. Cohesive Color Scheme

Soma<sup class=st-superscript>®</sup> off-white, black, gold, floral, and striped pajamas in a variety of styles hung up on hangers.

This third photo outfit idea is for the girls. Are you and the BFFs getting together to take friends-only holiday photos? Take a luxe approach and focus on a color scheme. This can include a print or two but try to keep it to three colors—cream, black, and gold for example. 

Soma<sup class=st-superscript>®</sup> laydown of long gold gown, long black and white floral robe, and white collared sleepshirt.

Choose from a variety of pajama pieces like stunning long chemises, sophisticated sleepshirts, beautiful robes, matching sets, and so much more. Each friend can choose the style that most closely suits their personality. By sticking with a color scheme, you can explore a variety of fabrics like sleek satins and marshmallow soft materials to add even more dimension. 

What Colors to Wear for Holiday Pictures?

When it comes to choosing colors to wear for family Christmas pictures, Hanukkah celebrations, or any holiday you celebrate, the choice is yours. You can stick to festive colors like gold, red, green, white, blue, and metallics for a traditional look. 

On the other hand, soft neutrals like heather grey, cream, and even light pink can add a soft vibe to your photos. Rich jewel tones are another option if you’re going for a luxurious feel—think emerald, sapphire, and amethyst.

P.S. If choosing more than one color, try to stick to three or four for a cohesive look.

What Accessories Should We Wear in Our Family Photos?

Soma<sup class=st-superscript>®</sup> laydown of off-white cable knit socks, patterned + solid sleep masks, and burgundy tassel scarf.

Unsure about which accessories to wear in your holiday photos? First decide on the aesthetic of your photoshoot and go from there. 

Are you doing classic holiday family photos outfits in your pajamas next to the tree? Accessorize with cozy socks and sleep accessories like hair scrunchies or eye masks (be sure to keep them off your eyes for the photos!). 

If you’re going for more of a sophisticated look and want an elevated finishing piece? Opt for elegant fuzzy slippers or a blanket wrap scarf to complete your outfits. Feel free to wear your favorite jewelry and hair accessories for a personalized touch. 

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