6 Tips for What to Wear in Fall Family Photos

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6 Tips for What to Wear in Fall Family Photos.

The changing of the leaves and the thought of cozy scarves, gets me so excited about fall photos. As I was preparing my own family’s outfits for our upcoming photo session, I thought you might like my 6 tips for what to wear in fall family photos!

1. Start with Mom. If you’re like me, mom, you’re the hardest one to dress. If there is a top or pair of pants that I know I love how I look and feel, I can find something for my family to wear that coordinates. Only wear something you feel comfortable and beautiful in. If you don’t like how you look in a cowl neck sweater, you probably should not choose family photos as a time to start wearing a cowl neck! If  you’re purchasing a new item, follow the same rule!

2. Think about the location for your photos when choosing your color palate. You don’t want to blend in nor do you want to clash. And while we are always more dressed up and coordinated than we would typically be for a stroll through the park, wearing hawaiian t-shirts for a shoot in the forest, may not give you the right feel. (Unless you’re family always wears hawaiian shirts, then go for it!).

Tips for What to Wear for Fall Family Photos 3. Pick 3 to 4 colors and everyone wear a variation of them. Now, if you have a family of 4, that doesn’t mean mom wears blue, dad green, son wears gray, daughter wears white. It also doesn’t mean that everyone has to be wearing all 3 to 4 colors.

Tips for What to Wear for Fall Family Photos

4. Shop year round with colors in mind. Yup, you heard me right. When the kids need new clothes, I think about possible colors that go together or that could go with a sweater I already have in my closet. That way, when it is time for photos, I don’t have to go out and buy all new outfits. For example, this fall, I know that Derek has a green and blue sweater that I love and I have a navy sweater to match. So when Sawyer needed a new dress and Milo some new shirts for preschool, I made sure they each got something that would go with the green and blue theme for our photos. (Stay tuned those photos to come soon!)

5. Use accessories, layers and patterns to add color and pull your family’s wardrobe together. Scarves are a great way to tie in color for the ladies, while button up patterned shirts with a shirt underneath are perfect for the guys.

Tips for What to Wear for Fall Family Photos

6. Layout your clothes in different combinations.  It helps me to visualize how my photos will look when I layout everyone’s clothes (and accessories) out together. This helps to see something you missed. For instance, I may see that I selected a solid navy sweater for Milo and a solid navy top for me, and that we might blend together if I’m next to him.

I’d love to hear if you found these tips for what to wear for fall family photos this helpful! Leave me a comment! And if you have a session booked with me, I’m  more than happy to help you in selecting the right colors and even review what you’ve picked out!

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