Sara Sniderman 

Photography

Family Photo Session: What to Wear

Below are some ideas and suggestions for what to wear for your family session.  In the end what is most important is that everyone is comfortable and happy with what they are wearing so that we can capture great family moments. We don’t want to start with unhappy kids because they don’t like what they are wearing.  I usually suggest starting with mom finding an outfit that she feels her best in and then build the families outfits off of that.

MA family photo what to wear
  • Coordinate colors don’t match:  Pick a few colors and choose clothes that fit into the color scheme. 
MA family photo what to wear
MA family photo what to wear
  •  I would suggest neutrals like gray, navy, tan, white, ivory, and pastels.  Avoid neon and super bright colors, as they might create an unusual looking color cast on your families skin. 
MA family photo what to wear
MA family photo what to wear
  • Limit patterns: choose mostly solids or simple patterns.  One person wearing a pattern can add an interesting element to the photo, but too many people wearing different patterns can be distracting
MA family photo what to wear
  • Have one person add a pop of color
MA family photo what to wear
  • Avoid all white or black:  wearing all white or black can lead to losing detail of the clothing in images.
MA family photo what to wear
  • Wear texture:  different textures adds interesting elements to your photographs.  You can do this through layers or adding a belt or scarf to your outfit. 
MA family photo what to wear
MA family photo what to wear
  • comfortable:  You want everyone to be comfortable and able to move around easily.  
MA family photo what to wear
MA family photo what to wear

March 27, 2020

  1. Stacey says:

    Great tips!! I love how you capture each family so authentically!

  2. Holly says:

    Great suggestions! You had great points.

  3. Amber says:

    Love the point about coordinating but not matching!

  4. That baby with the blue eyes!!😍😍 Great tips!

  5. Alison says:

    Great tips!!! This is going to be so helpful for your clients!

  6. Jessica says:

    great tips! It can be SO hard to pick out the “right” clothing for a family session

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