What to wear for Family Portraits


Deciding on what to wear to your photoshoot can be quite daunting at first, but it needn't be.

Below are a few tips to get you heading in the right direction.

I suggest to focus on what mum is going to wear first ... I find this is a good starting point.


For women, maxi dresses and floaty skirts always look beautiful, and can add movement to photographs. Colours that are very popular at the moment are burgundy, burnt orange, sage green, soft neutrals, all which look amazing in field locations.

If Mum is wearing a patterned dress I suggest to have the rest of the family compliment that dress by picking up those colours to tie in your overall look.


For men, a complimentary coloured shirt to match your partner, either casual button up or T-shirt, with jeans, chino style pants or shorts look really great and overall really smart.


Little girls always look sweet in dresses, again tieing in with Mum's dress or if Mum was in a plain colour and daughter with a pattern, would look just as good.


Boys wear something to match dad! Again, wearing something of similar colour or pattern to compliment each other will help to tie in your overall look.


Please steer away from any bold logos, bold patterns such as stripes or busy designs, this is especially important for children, little Johnny may love cookie monster now but in years to come it will date your images.


If you are really stuck, Pinterest has some great ideas for colour combinations for family photoshoots.

Also you don't need to spend a fortune on clothes for your photoshoot there are many afforadble options out there these days such as K-mart and Best & Less, Big W.


Most importantly wear clothes that are you and that you feel comfortable in.



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