We LOVE taking outdoor family portraits! Planning what to wear may be a little tricky, and we are ALWAYS asked what we recommend to wear for Family Portrait Sessions. This is what we’ve found looks best:
1. Wear the same kind of bottoms. Whether it be khakis, jeans, or shorts – matching bottoms help the group look coordinated and make the portrait look like more than just a really good snapshot.
2. For large groups: wearing the same colored top helps your family look coordinated. White or black tops will set your group apart from the background. You can add a little color or spunk with coordinating accessories – headbands, bows or jewelry for girls and shoes or belts for the guys.
3. For small groups: wear coordinating colors on top to break up the group and help each individual stand out. You can even try breaking it up with a subtle stripe or pattern. You can also choose accessories or layer clothing (like adding a cardigan) to coordinate your look. For example, if your husband is wearing a brown shirt and you are wearing a white one, choose some brown accessories or a brown cardigan to help tie the two of you together, but make each of you stand out as individuals.
4. It really comes down to what you think you look best in! We love bright accessories that make your images pop!
You can always look through our family portfolio, magazines or other websites to get ideas! Here are some of our favorites —