Family Outfits for Photo Sessions

what to wear for your family photos

Your photo session is just around the corner! Have you picked out your family’s outfits, yet? Here are some helpful tips!

When deciding on your family outfits, think dressy casual. This is a step above jeans and t-shirts. You are investing in amazing photography, so let’s put that extra effort into your style!

Keep your family outfits relatively simple. Avoid busy patterns, logos, and words. Avoid bright colors that will direct the eye to that person. We want a natural flow to your pictures that doesn’t highlight one person or distract from the emotional connections in the image.

Keep your family outfits simple, but don’t be afraid to accessorize.

I love including little pops of color that accentuate your personality. Leave that favorite baseball cap at home and remember to empty your pockets of any bulky items. I promise that keys or a phone will change the shape of your butt. If you wear glasses, stick with a pair that doesn’t darken in sunlight. Don’t forget to remove freshen up any nail polish, iron your clothes, and remove that hairband from your wrist.

Pay attention to the weather forecast when picking out your family outfits. I don’t want you too cold or too hot. If it’s windy, you’ll want to bring headbands or ties for the ladies.
Be aware of tops that reveal bra straps. Put bloomers on your little ones to prevent diapers from showing. You’re going to be moving around quite a bit. Make sure your shirts cover your midriff if you lift your kiddos up in the air and your pant legs are long enough when you are sitting on the ground.
You’ll want your shoes to look nice, but make sure they are comfortable because we’ll be out there having fun!

It’s all about the motion and emotion.

In picking your outfits, consider a flowing skirt or dress for the ladies. My favorite pictures include motion whether you are dancing around with your kids or the wind is bringing your outfit to life. It’s usually best to pull long hair back for posed portraits, but don’t be afraid to let your hair down while you are playing.

Nice work, crew! You look fantastic!

Take a look at my session tips for families!
You can find some family outfit inspiration here!