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One of the most frequently asked questions I hear when someone schedules a family portrait session is, “What should we wear for our session?” I’m hoping this will help.

Spring and summer are coming up fast! I know it doesn’t feel that way right now since it’s only February, and winter is lingering on here in Ohio, but it will be here before we know it! I wanted to share an idea for coordinating great outfits for your family session for the spring or summer. I will also show you how this look translates to a real family session by showing you one of my own family’s images! This color scheme looks especially great with the green grass and golden light of spring and summer.

dayton ohio family photographer what to wear

Some of our pieces are slightly different from the ones above, but I used this idea to dress us for our outdoor sunset session. For my family, I started with the dress for myself.  I found a dress that was comfortable and made me feel good. It’s okay to work with bold colors and patterns, as long as you don’t have too many conflicting patterns causing a jumble. I took the colors for everyone else’s outfits from the colors in the pattern of my dress. I knew I wanted my baby girl to be wearing pink, since she’s our GIRL (and these are our first family pictures with a girl), so I put the boys in all of the other colors that were in the pattern of my dress.  And here is what our finished result looks like (aren’t we adorable?! haha):

what to wear spring and summer

Click here to see another set I put together for fall: Fall What to Wear guide.  Thanks for looking!

So you booked a fall family session, but you don’t know what to wear? I put this together in hopes that it would give you a general idea of how to put together coodinating (not matching!) outfits for a family session. Plus (shhhhhhh) I had a lot of fun online shopping ;)

fall what to wear guide

I love the combination of gray, dark blue and a pop of yellow in these ensembles. This color combo looks brilliant with a background of green grass, blue sky, and the golden leaves of fall.

And here’s what this idea looks like on a real family – it’s my boys!
what to wear for family pictures

If you haven’t booked your child or family photo session yet, please call me (937.241.7680) before all the trees are bare! I have one session date open for October and two dates for November. I hope to hear from you soon!


P.S. Here is another set I put together for spring and summer: What to Wear for Spring and Summer Portraits