What to Wear to Family Portraits

The question I get asked most often as a photographer this time of year is “Do you have any outfit suggestions?” So I thought I would put together this quick cheat sheet for some simple affordable of my personal favorites that I was able to find easily online that would be great for family portraits (or just because)!


Below you will find some sample breakdowns I love!


First off, I just want to mention that these outfits might not be your style, but don't worry they are just simply suggestions! I want you to have fun choosing these outfits, as well as wearing them! So find something that makes you FEEL good!


Follow the color guides below for season appropriate attire that’ll help find which colors will photograph best together! It’s always helpful to decide or know the location well be shooting before picking your outfits! We don’t want your outfits to conflict with the surroundings, so if were in a forest, we don’t want you in tons of greens, or if we’ll be in a field, we’ll try to stay away from lots of yellows and creams!


For her:


For him:



For the kids:


For the family:




Find examples of prints and patters that work well in photos, stay away from overly printed clothing, but if one person is wearing a fun print that goes well and pulls everyone else’s outfits together and that the print isn’t too overwhelming

then great!




Suggested Retailers:

HM.com

Zara.com

Target.com

AE.com

Oldnavy.com

Gap.com

Forever21.com


More for babies, kids and toddlers:

Childhoodsclothing.com

Knottedfern.com

Ryleeandcru.com

Radrevolutionkids.com

Finandvice.com

Littleminimalist.ca

Aliceandames.com

Remiegirl.com


Babies Swaddles and Accessories:

Milkmaidgoods.com

Sollybaby.com

Briarhandmade.com

Happyhadley.co

Modernburlap.com

Loulouandcompany.com

Littleunicorn.com


Bows:

Babyblingbows.com

Turbansfortots.com

Littlepoppyco.com

Labellebabybows.etsy.com


Hats:

Carhartt.com

Jackandwinn.com

Tinytruckerco.com

Georgehats.com


Unique shoes for the babes:

Freshlypicked.com

Converse.com

Hunterboots.com

Starryknightdesign.com


Personal Favs to Shop:

Urbandoutfitters.com

Freepeople.com

Nordstorm.com

Poppyanddot.com

Wrenandivory.com

Piperandscoot.com

Pinkblushmaternity.com (for you pregnant mamas!)


Of course there are so many other shops I could list but I dont want to overwhelm! So I’m going to keep the list there! I hope to be updating this in the future so stay tuned!


Lastly since I am personally not much of a blogger, obviously, since this is my first blog! I’ve written, I am also going to include links to a couple bloggers I highly recommend following because they are always posting my favorite go to outfits!


https://www.lynzyandco.com/family-photo-outfit-ideas-for-fall-1/


https://tarathueson.com/family-pictures-in-the-cactus/


I hope this was helpful, or at least gives you a place to start!! I’m happy to answer any questions you might have or take a peek at outfits prior to your shoot!! Happy shopping!!


xx

Ashley