Family Portrait Help!

by HereWeGoAJen on July 14, 2011

We are having family pictures taken this weekend and I need some outfit assistance.  I’ve got three shirt choices for me.  Elizabeth will be wearing the dress I have in my hand in the pictures.  It’s a blue and white dress.  Matt will probably wear a white golf shirt.

So for me, we have Option A, the purple shirt.

 

Option B, the teal shirt.

And Option C: the navy blue shirt.  And the picture is fuzzy but I am not taking it again because I am lazy.

And Option Dibits, because she saw me taking pictures of myself with the automatic timer and needed one of herself.

So what do you think?  Purple, teal, or navy blue?  Or something else altogether that hopefully I already have in my closet.

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Anonymouse July 14, 2011 at 3:48 pm

First choice: purple or white (write-in candidate)
Second choice: navy
Third choice: teal

I agonized over our outfits for family pictures – so I’m right there with you. Once I picked white for the girls, my mom convinced me that Mr. Mouse and I should wear white shirts – which of course I didn’t have for myself (not that I really liked at least), so I ordered 5 different white shirts online to try to find a winner. I think the guy at the store thought I was nuts when I returned a bunch of different, but all white, shirts.

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Farah July 14, 2011 at 3:48 pm

i love the teal – option b but all look great

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Christine July 14, 2011 at 3:51 pm

1. Teal
2. navy
3. purple

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~Shari July 14, 2011 at 3:52 pm

As a person that take photos.
I vote:
#1 teal. (I like the neck cut on the teal).
#2 navy

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A'Dell July 14, 2011 at 3:53 pm

The teal one is super flattering. That one gets my vote!

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Cece July 14, 2011 at 3:59 pm

Teal!

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Elsha July 14, 2011 at 4:01 pm

The teal is my favorite!

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hannah July 14, 2011 at 4:10 pm

I’m torn between the purple and teal – I like the shape of the purple better, but on my laptop the teal looks like it goes with the dress better. But if that’s not the case in real life, go for the navy.

Do I get the award for least helpful comment?

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Shannon July 14, 2011 at 4:12 pm

The teal looks really good on you and gets my vote!!

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serenity July 14, 2011 at 4:16 pm

Purple – like that one the best.

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Tasha July 14, 2011 at 4:16 pm

Teal looks great on you!

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Linnea July 14, 2011 at 4:25 pm

Even though purple is my favorite color, I pick Teal, because… yeah, you look 10 kinds of awesome in it.

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Salome Ellen July 14, 2011 at 4:35 pm

Teal or navy, whichever goes best with the dress in real life. I like the cut of the purple, but it doesn’t seem to go with the dress, color-wise.

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Searching for Serenity July 14, 2011 at 4:41 pm

Yes, the teal is the most flattering and a great color on you.

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Bean July 14, 2011 at 4:42 pm

We had family photos done last year and the photographer strongly encouraged me to avoid white (which as a bummer because almost all my clothes are white or black – which she also discouraged!). Anyway, I think they are all good choices, but since you asked us to pick, my first choice would be the teal, second the blue, and third the purple. Have fun – can’t wait to see some of the photos!

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Nicky July 14, 2011 at 4:42 pm

Definitely like the teal. Second choice would be the navy.

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Brandy July 14, 2011 at 4:46 pm

I’m going to agree with so many here – the teal is fabulous!

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Stimey July 14, 2011 at 4:48 pm

Purple. Yes. I say purple.

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liana July 14, 2011 at 5:31 pm

Teal!!!!! :)

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Sarah July 14, 2011 at 5:47 pm

Teal!

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Cara July 14, 2011 at 6:55 pm

I agree with Bean that you (and therefore Matt) should avoid white. Elizabeth’s dress reads as light blue and looks good with all three tops, but I probably would lean towards the navy. Can you get Matt into a blue shirt?

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Maggie July 14, 2011 at 7:43 pm

Teal fo sho.

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rebecca July 14, 2011 at 8:41 pm

the teal. the colour is gorgeous and it really flatters your figure and complexion.

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Betty July 14, 2011 at 9:27 pm

I was a studio photographer back in the day before digital cameras became all the rage. I will tell you that based on the dress you will look best against her in the Navy Blue. The others are pretty, but too much of a contrast. Have fun!

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Betty July 14, 2011 at 9:28 pm

I was a studio photographer back in the day before digital cameras became all the rage. I will tell you that based on the dress you will look best against her in the Navy Blue. The others are pretty, but too much of a contrast. Most importantly have fun!

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Amy in NC July 14, 2011 at 9:41 pm

Another vote for Teal!

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Mel July 14, 2011 at 9:45 pm

I like navy blue first, but teal second. Not a fan of the purple with the dress.

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Cassie July 14, 2011 at 11:46 pm

Totally teal.

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Manda July 15, 2011 at 12:37 am

Teal, without a doubt. Also, is it just the shirt or do you have killer abs?

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Katie July 15, 2011 at 3:16 am

Teal, teal, teal.

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Kymberli July 15, 2011 at 3:48 am

I think I like the navy first, teal second, and the purple third. I think that either way you go, it will coordinate well with cutie pie’s dress!

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Devon July 15, 2011 at 9:30 am

The teal looks great on you, and I think it goes the best with what Dibits is wearing.

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Life of a Doctor's Wife July 15, 2011 at 9:44 am

Ooooh they are all good choices! I like the teal the best though.

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leanne July 15, 2011 at 10:35 am

The navy… with the teal as a very close second.

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Heather July 15, 2011 at 11:59 am

I am partial to the teal one. I think it looks great on you and goes well with her dress. Although option Dibits may be my favorite. :-)

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Tigger July 15, 2011 at 1:24 pm

I think the navy blue one goes best with the dress.

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Carolyn July 15, 2011 at 1:34 pm

They all look great but I vote purple!

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JJ July 15, 2011 at 1:59 pm

Im partial to the navy–but they are all pretty!

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Maria July 15, 2011 at 2:27 pm

The teal looks really good on you and I think compliments the dress for Elizabeth.

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mare July 15, 2011 at 3:55 pm

LOVE the teal- good color on you and very flattering! also goes well with dibits dress.

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courtney July 15, 2011 at 5:50 pm

not that it’s a swing vote or anything…but I’m going with teal too

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Beth July 15, 2011 at 5:59 pm

I like them all, but navy the best. I think it will look best again the dress Elizabeth is wearing too, whereas the other two colors my be too much of a contrast.

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Danifred July 15, 2011 at 6:19 pm

I like the color of the purple one on you, but I like the scoop of the teal. Hmmmm…. purple one!

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Allison norris July 15, 2011 at 7:38 pm

Teal!!

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Barb July 15, 2011 at 9:43 pm

I think the darker colors look great with the dress, but the teal looks good too and just looks more dressy and appropriate for a family photo.

And I like the teal best also for all the reasons everyone else everybody stated. :)

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Lori Lavender Luz July 16, 2011 at 2:45 pm

You’re probably having pix taken as I write, but of course you know my vote goes for purple! Can’t wait to see how the portrait turns out and what you picked.

Nice self-portrait, Dibits!

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