March 8, 2024

7 Ideas on What To Wear To Your Family Session

Capturing special moments with your family during a family photo session is something you want to look back on and think “I love what I wore”. Picking the right outfit for you and your family is the key to having those photos turn out perfect. In this blog, I will give you 7 ideas on what to wear to your family session. Including things like coordinating outfits for mom, dad, and the kids to create a visually appealing photo.

1. Don’t Match, Coordinate:

While it might be tempting to dress everyone in identical outfits, a more modern and visually appealing approach is to coordinate colors and styles. Choose a color palette that complements each other without being too matchy-matchy. Earth tones, pastels, or even a mix of muted and bold colors can create a cohesive look.

2. Lets Start With Mom’s Outfit:

Moms often enjoy taking the lead when it comes to outfit selection. Begin by choosing a flattering outfit for mom that sets the tone for the rest of the family. Consider the location and time of year when making your choice. Flowy dresses or a well-coordinated top and skirt combination are popular choices.

3. Dad’s Style Matters Too:

Dads should complement mom’s outfit while adding their own touch. If mom is wearing a pattern, dad could opt for a solid color that matches the palette. Alternatively, if mom’s outfit is more neutral, dad can introduce a subtle pattern or accessory to add interest. Classic button-down shirts, sweaters, or blazers are great choices for a polished look.

4. Kid’s Comfort is Key:

When selecting outfits for the little ones, prioritize comfort. Kids are more likely to cooperate during the photo session if they feel at ease in their clothes. Avoid overly formal or restrictive attire, and instead opt for cute, casual outfits that reflect their personalities. Layers can add depth and interest to their looks.

5. Location Matters:

Think about where the family session will take place when planning outfits. If it’s a beach session, light and airy fabrics in beachy colors might be suitable. For a more urban setting, slightly more formal attire could be appropriate. Take into account the backdrop to ensure that your outfits don’t clash with the environment.

6. Accessorize Thoughtfully

Accessories can elevate the overall look. Consider coordinating accessories such as scarves, hats, or statement jewelry. Just be mindful not to overdo it—less is often more when it comes to accessories.

7. Timeless Over Trendy:

While it’s tempting to dress in the latest trends, choosing timeless outfits ensures that your family photos remain timeless too. Classic styles and colors are less likely to look dated in the years to come, allowing you to cherish your images for a lifetime.

By carefully planning what to wear for your family photo session, you’re not only ensuring a visually pleasing set of pictures but also creating a memorable experience for your loved ones. The key is to coordinate, consider the location, and prioritize comfort and timeless style for everyone involved. With these tips, you’re well on your way to capturing picture-perfect memories that will be cherished for generations to come.

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