What to wear to your family photo session


Wondering what to wear to your family photo session? I know capturing beautiful memories of your family is what you’re after. But with the excitement of the session comes the question: what should we wear? I got you! Here are some tips to ensure your family looks and feels amazing in your photos.

What to wear to your family photo session

Coordinate, Don’t Match:

Matching outfits can look a little too uniform in photos. Instead, aim for a coordinated look. Choose a colour palette of 2-3 complementary colours (think neutrals, pastels, or jewel tones) and let everyone pick their own outfit within that range. This creates a cohesive look while showcasing everyone’s personality.

Embrace Comfort and Flattering Styles:

The key to genuine smiles and relaxed poses is comfort. Opt for soft, breathable fabrics like cotton or linen. Avoid anything too tight or restrictive. Choose cuts that flatter everyone’s body type. Opt for breathable materials like cotton or linen, especially for Melbourne’s unpredictable weather. Think flowy dresses, relaxed button-downs, and comfortable jeans.

Location Inspiration:

Melbourne offers a variety of stunning backdrops for family photos, from the beach to the city streets to lush parks. Consider your location when choosing outfits. For beach sessions, light, breezy colours are ideal. In a park setting, earthy tones like khakis and greens complement the natural surroundings. And for urban vibes, don’t be afraid to add a pop of colour with a scarf or jacket.

Accessorize Wisely:

Accessories can elevate your outfits, but keep it simple. Layered necklaces or scarves add visual interest, while chunky bracelets could be overwhelming. For little ones, a cute headband or a statement bow can add a touch of personality. Don’t be afraid to show off your personalities.

Timeless Over Trendy:

While trends are fun, classic styles photograph better in the long run. Avoid large logos or graphic prints that might date the photos. Opt for timeless pieces that will look great for years to come.

What to wear to your family photo session

Bonus Tips:

  • Layering: Layering adds visual interest and can be practical for adapting to Melbourne’s changeable weather.
  • Shoes: Don’t forget your footwear! Shoes should complement your outfit and be comfortable for walking around, especially if your session is outdoors.
  • Think texture: Clothes with texture, like knitwear or linen, photograph better than flat fabrics.
  • Layflat: Lay everything out flat a few days before the shoot to ensure everything coordinates well and avoid any last-minute outfit mishaps.
  • Pinterest:I have put together a special Pinterest board full of outfit ideas and suggestions check it out here!

Remember, the most important thing is to capture your genuine family connection. When everyone feels comfortable and confident, the smiles will shine through naturally!

Want more personalized advice? Feel free to reach out to me before your session! We can discuss your location, colour palette ideas, and answer any questions you might have.

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