What to Wear to Your Family Photo Session
Are you wondering what to wear to your family photo session? It can be hard to know what will look good in pictures, but don't worry - I have some tips for you!
In general, it's best to stick with solid colors, simple patterns and layers. Always do your best to avoid logos or graphics, as they can be distracting in photos. Also, make sure that everyone is wearing clothes that fit well and are comfortable. If you need some ideas, here are a few outfits that might work for your next photo session.
1. Coordinate But Don’t Match!
Family photos are a great way to capture memories and preserve childhood memories. But if you're not careful, they can also turn into a big fashion disaster. The key is to coordinate your outfits, but not match them. Long gone are the days of everyone wearing a white shirt and matching pants. Instead, pick a couple of colors and choose clothes that will fit in this color scheme. This will help the family photo look cohesive and stylish, without being too matchy-matchy. And don't forget to add some personality with accessories! A few well-chosen pieces can really make your family photo pop.
2. Be Comfortable
One of the worst things you can do when getting your family photos taken is to wear something that is uncomfortable. You'll be more relaxed and natural if you're not worrying about your outfit. Plus, those family photos are going to be hanging on your wall for years, so you want to be able to look back at them and think, "Wow, I looked good!" Not, "What was I thinking with that outfit?!" If you're not comfortable in what you're wearing, it will show in the photos. So wear something that makes you feel good - something that you would be happy to see hanging on your wall as artwork or in a family album as memories of childhood. Don’t forget to dress for the weather - if it's cold, wear a coat or jacket; if it's hot, skip the heavy fabrics. Although fall fashion is my absolute favorite – don’t forget we live in sunny southern California – it may look out of place to hang photos on your walls year-round, of your family bundled up, head to toe in plaid.
3. Think About Your Home Décor
Family photos are more than just a snapshot of how your family looked at a certain moment in time. They're also pieces of art that you can hang in your home and enjoy for years to come. That's why it's important to think about your home decor when choosing family picture outfits. You want to make sure the colors of your clothes coordinate with the overall color scheme of your home. Otherwise, the photos may end up looking out of place. But if you take the time to consider your home decor, you can ensure that your family photos will be cherished memories that you'll enjoy looking at for years to come.
4. Accessorize Where You Can
Layers photograph beautifully, and accessories are a great way to add personality to your outfit. A scarf, hat, or pair of funky glasses can help you express your unique style. Do you have a sentimental piece of jewelry that’s been handed down for several generations? Wear it to your photo session! These kinds of family heirlooms are a great way to keep memories alive.
5. Have Fun With It!
Family photo outfits don't have to be perfectly coordinated, but it is important that everyone feels comfortable and confident in what they're wearing. After all, these photos will be hanging on your walls or sitting on your mantle for years to come, so you want to make sure that everyone looks their best. That being said, don't be afraid to have some fun with your family's outfits! This is your chance to show off your personal style and let your family's personality shine through.
With these tips in mind, you're sure to pick outfits for your family that will have you looking picture perfect for your next family photo session. Still not so sure about your outfit choices? No worries! We have an eye for style and are always available to give you tips, tricks, and feedback. Give us a ring, or send a few photos through text and we'll point you in the right direction. Happy shopping!