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What to wear for your family photo shoot.

Updated: Jun 27, 2019

So you have booked your family session, your next thoughts will be moving towards what to wear for your photo shoot. The answer is whatever makes you feel comfortable. No point in dressing up in fancy clothes if this doesn't represent you as a family but also make sure your dressed well, we want to see the best versions of yourselves, after all it's not everyday we get photographed, so use this opportunity to dress in your favourite clothes or buy something new! 

But here are some tips to make you look like you belong together as a family.

Mum, choose your outfit first and co-ordinate the rest of your family around you. Placing your families, laying out chosen outfits together will give you an idea of how you will all look together in your photos.

Pick similar tones in colours, so if you’re going for earthy colours, make sure the family all have similar tone, best to stick to 2-4 different colours, but picking different shades can help to blend as well as stand you apart from each other.

Layering clothes, with different textures and floral patterns, will provide interest and an extra touch of style to your sessions.

What to avoid wearing during your session?

This isn’t so much what not to wear but how to make the most of what you do wear.

Firstly you need to think about your location, if you’re having a family session in the woods, wearing greens and browns will make you blend into the background, which isn’t what we want. So make sure you stand out from the location you have chosen. Avoid colours that make you look washed out and tired, neutral tones are normally best with blasts of colour rather than lots of one colour. Although you may choose to focus around a certain colour, make sure they are of different tones, after all you don’t want to blend into each other either!

I do suggest that you avoid large prints and logos/motifs and characters. The graphics can be distract from our focal point, which is your lovely faces.

For more ideas on how to dress for your family photo shoot, visit my pinterest page for inspiration

Oh So Peachy Photography

Plymouth, Devon.


More about the Author.

Cheryl Peach is a family photographer based in Plymouth, Devon who specializes in maternity, newborn and family lifestyle photography, creating natural photographs that show the emotions and uniqueness of every family. Oh So Peachy Photography was

created in 2016 when Cheryl found her passion for photography whilst photographing her own children and wanted to create memories for other to cherish for years to come. To book a session, please get in touch.

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