What to Wear in Family Photos
Family photos are a super fun way to make memories and celebrate the people you love! This year has looked a lot different for all of us, so grab your fam, get dressed up, and remember this year with holiday card worthy portraits.
My photography style is bright and fun. Sessions include posed and prompted photos. Posing ensures we get the smiling at the camera photo, while prompts lead to candid reactions that show off your personalities. I like to capture both, but focus on how you interact with each other as a family.
This post is part style guide, part suggestions, and a bunch of sample images. Can’t wait to celebrate you and your fam and document this season.
WHAT TO WEAR
Focus on outfits that go together that make you feel comfortable and confident. No need to be matchy-matchy. Jeans are cool, casual, they go with everything, and can be dressed up or down! Mix and match with gray/black/white and other neutrals like light blue, cream, or add a pop of color.
You can get a bit fancy with dresses or button ups, think a bit more business casual. Consider the season we’re in and location of our session. Burgundy looks great amongst the fall foliage, and scarves/boots can be great accessories. Shades of pink and floral dresses are lovely for a spring/summery feel!
PROPS + ACTIVITIES
Props can be a fun addition to the shoot. They can help show your personality and tell a story. Lots of options here like hats, a bouquet of flowers, dogs, a letter-board with a fun message, or anything with significance. This is totally optional, so don’t worry about it if you just want to focus on your family. Could be something as simple as a blanket for you to sit on!
What do you all like to do together? Perhaps it has to do with coffee, picnicking, games, donuts- or anything you just love as a family. Having something to do during your session can be really fun, make you feel relaxed in front of the lens, and lead to genuine reactions.