Wondering what to wear to your family photo session?

Use this handy guide to pick the best possible clothing for your portrait!


Choose your palette first and coordinate colors instead of matching.

Start with an outfit you love (often it is easiest to start with the youngest member of the family). Pick a palette of 2-3 colors from this outfit and let this be your starting place. Also think in terms of tones: blue tones, earth tones, neutrals, pastels, etc.

Bold colors are amazing but limit them to only one or two choices and use some neutral details (white or grey) to tame them a bit.

A fun website to find color ideas and generate your own color palette: https://www.canva.com/colors/


Shop at the same store.

Put the genius of your favorite clothing store to work! Coordinating family photo outfits is easy when you shop at the same store or brand. It’s especially helpful when there are multiple children to dress.

Use your go-to outfit and keep comfort first.

Everyone has a go-to outfit that they choose when going out with friends, the outfit that fits perfectly and makes them feel fabulous.  

What you want to remember in 10 or 20 years isn’t how talented you were at styling your kids but how happy you were together as a family. Pick the clothes that will let you move and be blissfully carefree! If you love to wear jeans, don’t look further. They are comfortable AND photogenic.


Don’t forget about the shoes and accessories!

Barefoot is great, but if that isn’t your style make sure you put some thought into what shoes you will be wearing.

Accessories can give your picture a pop of color, personality, and interest. Use a necklace, watch, tie or belt to bring some fun into your portrait.