9 Ideas on What to Wear For Your Family Photoshoot

Updated: Dec 6, 2020

What to wear for a family photoshoot Campbell River

You've booked a professional photoshoot, but now you are lost with what to wear! Here are a few tips, tricks, and ideas to help guide your outfit decisions!

1. Dress For The Weather

I want you to be comfortable, so this goes without saying. Maybe avoid a sundress in the winter, or a puffy coat in the summer. But to each their own!

2. Choose your Complimentary Colour Palette First

Look to wear earth tones and neutral colours that go well together. Pick a palette of 3-4 colours. Think blue tones (for the beach), earth tones (for the forest, or mountain), neutrals, pastels, light colours, etc. Once you have an idea, look at what you have in the closet and go from there!

3. Still No Clue What to Wear?

Let’s keep it simple. Try neutral clothing: combine creamy colours, gray and tan. It’s hard to mess these colours up, plus they work for any setting!

4. You don’t need to match!

The days of everyone wearing jeans with white shirts are over. Simply coordinate the outfits, don’t match them.

5. Layer Your Outfits

Layers can help out with the colour palettes, but also they give you options for photos. You can take off a layer and BOOM it’s like a whole new photoshoot.

6. Match Your Location

You could also try choosing outfits that fit the photo location. For example, if we went up to the lake, you might want to wear blues to match the water, or green to match the surrounding trees.

7. But We Love Colour!

Great, add a splash of colour, wear your favourite shirt or dress!

8. Accessorize

Accessories give your photographs that extra something something. Adding a necklace, earrings, bracelets, rings, hats, or whatever else you love can create a dynamic photo.

9. Be Comfortable

As you’ve probably gathered, I love candid photos. I want you to be able to move around and play. If you want, just keep it simple and comfortable.

You DO NOT need to match these ideas exactly! Each family has their own style and unique look. Here are just a few of the many families that did a great job choosing their outfits.

If you are interested in a family photo session like this, here are some things you can do!

1. If you have questions or would just like to chat, send me a message

2. Check out more of my family photography sessions

3. Look at what my past clients are saying

I would love to connect!