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  • Writer's pictureKim Steinberg

Capturing Memories: A Guide on What to Wear for Your Family Photoshoot

Creating lasting memories through family photos is a cherished tradition. However, deciding what to wear for your family photoshoot can be a daunting task. Coordinating outfits that not only reflect your family's personality but also look great in photos requires a bit of thoughtful planning. In this guide, I'll provide you with tips and ideas to help you choose the perfect outfits for your upcoming family photoshoot.



  1. Coordinate, Don't Match:

    • Opt for a color scheme rather than everyone wearing the same color. Coordinating colors can create a visually appealing and harmonious look.

    • Consider a mix of complementary colors that work well together, avoiding overly busy patterns that may distract from the main focus—your family.

  2. Choose Timeless Styles:

    • Select timeless and classic styles that won't look dated in a few years. Avoid overly trendy pieces that might not stand the test of time.

    • Solid colors or subtle patterns tend to work well and remain timeless in photographs.

  3. Consider the Location:

    • Think about the backdrop of your photoshoot. If you're having an outdoor session, choose colors that complement the natural surroundings.

    • For indoor shoots, consider the color palette of the room. Neutral tones often work well and prevent any clashing with the environment.

    • Think about if you're perhaps wanting to print and enlarge a photo from your session to put up in your home and what colours would work well with your decor?

  4. Add Texture and Layers:

    • Incorporate texture into your outfits through fabrics like lace, knit, or denim. Textured clothing adds depth and visual interest to the photographs.

    • Layering can also enhance your look. Think about adding cardigans, scarves, or accessories to create dimension.

  5. Avoid Logos and Busy Patterns:

    • Logos and busy patterns can be distracting in photos. Opt for simple and solid colors to ensure that the focus remains on your family.

    • If you love patterns, choose one or two family members to wear them, while others stick to solids for balance.

  6. Dress for the Season:

    • Consider the season when planning your outfits. Lighter, airy fabrics and pastel colors work well for spring and summer, while deeper tones and cozy textures are suitable for fall and winter.

  7. Comfort is Key:

    • Ensure that everyone feels comfortable in their chosen outfits. Uncomfortable clothing can show in expressions and body language, affecting the overall mood of the photoshoot.


Once you have booked your session with me, I will happily be available to help you find the right outfits to wear. You can send me photos of your clothing and ideas and I will help put together something AMAZING!

PS: Remember, the goal is to capture the love and connection you share as a couple or family, so let your clothing choices enhance the beauty of those precious moments. Happy posing!

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