With Fall family sessions just around the corner, I thought it would be the perfect time to share some of my favorite family photo outfit ideas. I always recommend selecting a color palette for your session. This will allow you to coordinate outfits with one another. Choose an item you love and feel great in, maybe a dress or a favorite top. Then, coordinate with each other using your consistent color palette. Your photos will look intentional and natural, without feeling “matchy”.
If you decide to purchase new items for your session, try them on and wear them around the house or out and about. Make sure you feel comfortable in them and you aren’t concerned about straps, see-through fabrics, or worrying about the fit. This will ensure you and your family are as comfortable as possible during the session!
The following color palettes and sample family photo outfit ideas provide a variety of options, with neutral base colors that look nice printed on holiday cards or displayed on a favorite gallery wall in your home. For more ideas like these, follow my Family Photos and Outfit Inspiration boards on Pinterest.
This light and warm color palette is a perfect neutral option that will look good anytime of year in almost any location you can imagine. If you are drawn to light neutral tones with a hint of warmth or blue-green hues, try the following family photo outfit ideas.
Light Beige Pleated Satin Dress: H&M | Knit Henley Sweater: Zara | Plain Plush Pants: Zara | Girls Flutter Sleeve Dress: Target | Cream Cotton Tee: H&M | Linen Blend Shirt: H&M | Beige Cotton Twill Chinos: H&M
There is something about a blue and blush palette that is timeless and adds just enough color to give your photos interest. These colors will look good in a variety of locations from the beach to the mountains. If you are drawn to polished and classic styles, try the following family photo outfit ideas.
Basic Denim Shirt: Zara | Natural Textured Henley T-Shirt: Zara | Asheville Blue Travel Jeans: Bonobos | Ribbed Long Sleeve Onesie: Olive & Quinn | Ruffle Pocket Sundress: Kate Quinn | Blue False Plain Woven Shirt: Zara | Mid-Blue Slouchy Jeans: Zara | Pink Button Front Ribbed Dress: H&M or Pink Linen Blend Dress: H&M
If you are planning an outdoor session, simply pull inspiration from your surroundings for a natural and cohesive vibe. You will stand out just enough against your backdrop, whether you are running through golden fields or adventuring in your favorite tree grove. The following family photo outfit ideas are perfect for anyone who is drawn to warm and nature-inspired styles.
Cream Fine Knit Sweater: H&M | Khaki Travel Jeans: Bonobos | Floral Button Front Dress: H&M | Organic Cotton Spaghetti Ruffle Dress: Kate Quinn | Flutter Sleeve Tee Dress: Kate Quinn | Natural Linen Henley Sweater: Zara | Serged Slouchy Jeans: Zara
Embrace the change of the seasons and choose a bold autumn inspired color palette. These muted jewel tones will pop against most backgrounds, giving your photos a cozy and vibrant energy. The following family photo outfit ideas are perfect for anyone drawn to rich and bold colors.
Light Turquoise Waffle Knit Sweater: H&M | Ice Slouchy Jeans: Zara | Khaki Cotton Linen Suit Pant: Banana Republic | Organic Cotton Henley T-Shirt: Banana Republic | Dusty Mauve Deep V Maxi Dress: Baltic Bjorn | Velvet Ruffles Sundress: Amazon
This modern monochrome palette will look so classy in an urban setting. Choose location wisely, since the monotone colors may become washed out easily. Add pops of red lipstick or metallic accents to add visual interest to your photos.
Long Black Print Dress: Zara | Skinny Fit Suit Pants: H&M | Skinny Fit Blazer: H&M | Light Beige Turtleneck Sweater: H&M | Peter Pan Collar Knit Sweater: Zara | Black Ruffled Tulle Skirt: Zara | Ecru Floral Dress: Zara | Taupe Knit Wool Sweater: H&M | Black Kids Suit Pants: H&M
I highly recommend families and couples schedule at least one formal portrait session every year, if not two or three. We all know the seasons of our life go by so fast. It’s important to document all of the precious memories with our loved ones. These sessions are personal and laid back, typically lasting 30-60 minutes. They are a great way to display updated prints in your home, add to a family album or print in holiday cards. I would be honored to document these memories for your family too! Feel free to inquire for a portrait session here.
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