Family Photo Outfits
Family Photo Outfits
Planning outfits is one of the most important steps in planning for your photo session. There are so many different things to consider when picking out your outfits.
First of all, you’ll want to decide on your color palette. Chances are, if you’re a past client or someone that follows me, you gravitate towards light and airy neutrals. (If you like bold, bright colors then this post probably won’t be beneficial to you, ha!) Taking it a step further than just neutrals– Do you prefer warm tones or cool tones?
There are a couple of different ways you can decide if you want to go with warm tones or cool tones. First, look around your home to observe what colors your home is decorated with. I’m more of a “warm neutrals” girl myself… My house is bright and airy, and filled with lots of white, cream, beige, gold and wood tones.
Another way you can decide on the color palette for your session is if you have a baby girl and you really want to incorporate some pink in your session, then go with a warm tones palette. Just be sure to choose blush pink/ dusty rose and as opposed to cotton candy pink! If you have a baby boy and want to incorporate some blue into your session– Go with the cool tones palette and include some pieces in a dusty blue color.
(Just a personal note– I have two boys and we always do a warm tones color palette for our family photos because I love to hang portraits on my walls and I have no blue in my house!)
A warm toned color palette includes ivory, cream, beige, some shades of pink (blush, dusty rose, mauve) and some shades of green (moss green, olive green, etc)
A cool toned color palette includes white/ off white, light gray, charcoal gray and some shades of blue (dusty blue)
Keep these colors in mind when you’re picking out outfits. Everyone’s outfits shouldn’t match… pick different colors from the color palette to mix together, and be sure to include some white or ivory/ cream as well to keep the light and airy look.
Patterns and Prints
I typically recommend including a subtle pattern or print for one person and keeping the rest of the wardrobe pieces solid colored. Examples of subtle patterns are a floral pattern for a baby girl or mom’s dress, gingham or plaid.
Putting it all together
Making sure all of the outfits go well together can be a bit tricky, which is why I offer wardrobe consulting for all of my clients. I also offer a selection of mom’s dresses, shirts for dads and outfits for baby up to one year to choose from. Here are a few samples of pieces that would work for baby and parents. Some of these pieces are included in my client wardrobe and the rest are included in my Winter/ Spring Client Style Guide.
I hope this post was helpful for planning your family photo outfits. There are so many things that go into planning the perfect outfits, so I go more into detail in my 2023 Winter/ Spring Client Style Guide, and I’m always available for wardrobe consulting for my clients’ sessions! The 2023 Winter/ Spring Client Style Guide is available for all of my clients that book a session this winter or spring and includes so much information– including what type of outfits photograph best for babies under one year, link to items included in my Client Wardrobe that are available for clients to borrow, and links on where to purchase the items that are included in the guide. The 2023 Winter/ Spring Client Style Guide will be sent out next week to all clients that have booked a family or baby’s milestone session for this year!
Interested in a session or want more information? I would love to hear from you! Contact me for more details about a session.
Family Scheduling update: I’m currently scheduling milestone and family sessions through August 2023. Studio sessions may be booked through August. Outdoor sessions may be booked through May and then will resume in September- Outdoor sessions are not scheduled during the summer due to the Houston heat and humidity.
Newborn Session Scheduling update: I’m currently booking newborn sessions through July 2023. My schedule fills up quickly, so please contact me soon if you’re considering a newborn session. I’m happy to answer any questions you may have and send a sample gallery over to give you an idea of what to expect for a session.
Brittany Avenue Photography is newborn photographer in the Houston area that specializes in photographing maternity, newborn, babies and families. To stay up to date on the latest, follow me on Instagram and Facebook.
Newborn sessions take place in my client’s home or in my natural light studio. My natural light studio has all white walls and lots of windows which creates beautiful natural light. For in home sessions, I travel throughout the Houston area, including The Heights, Montrose, West University, River Oaks, Garden Oaks, Oak Forest, Katy, SugarLand, Richmond, Cypress, Spring and The Woodlands. If you’d like more details about an in home session or studio session, contact me for more details.
Maternity and family sessions take place at my client’s home, outdoors or my studio.
I love sharing other photographers’ work and blog posts. Stephanie Honikel is a photographer in Northern Virginia, and her latest blog post is about newborn photography with siblings in Northern Virginia