September 17, 2015

What to Wear for Photos


Ideas to Help You Dress Your Best for Photos

Hiring a professional for your next set of family photos makes for beautiful and lasting keepsakes, but one of the hardest decisions is what you (and everyone else in the photos) are going to wear! We’ve got a whole bunch of inspiration to make deciding what to wear for photos SO much easier.

What to Wear for Photos

We like to be super organized, so we’ve divvied up all these great ideas into categories by season! Below you’ll find inspiration for what to wear for photos in four different categories:

  • Spring Photo Sessions
  • Summer Photo Sessions
  • Fall Photo Sessions
  • Winter Photo Sessions

Spring Photo Sessions
Probably one of the most popular seasons for family photos because of the gorgeous, blooming flowers that come with spring, these ideas for what to wear for photos will help you and your family look your best in the natural beauty of the season.

What to Wear: Spring Photography
1. Soft Whites: This spring, think vintage whites for a laid back photo session.

Spring Photography Soft Whites
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2. Spring Pastels: Soft pastels exude Easter and springtime flowers. These shades are perfect for a natural, outdoor photo shoot.

Spring Pastels
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3. Lace: Elegant and always in style, wearing lace in a photo shoot is a great way to show you love spring.

Spring Lace
{A} {B} {C} {D}
4. Spring Coral: Bright pops of springy coral are a fun way to show the blooming of the season.

Spring Coral
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5. Floral Accessories: Pick a few blooms and place them in your hair for a sweet and romantic addition to your photos.

Spring Florals
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6. Bow Ties: For the men {or pups} in your life, these adorable accessories are always classy.

Spring Bow Ties
{A} {B} {C} {D}
7. Rain Gear: If April showers bring May flowers, you’ve got to embrace the puddles! Add some galoshes or rain coats to make for a playful set of family photos.

Spring Rain Gear
{A} {B} {C} {D} {E} {F}
8. Blue & White Prints: These tiny prints are perfect for the tiny addition to your photo shoot. Look for small prints in blue and white to get this look.

Spring Blue and White Tiny Prints
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*Check out these other AMAZING ideas for Spring Photography!*
Summer Photo Sessions

If you’re hoping to capture summer nostalgia, the inspiration for what to wear for photos in these images are sure to help you out!

What to Wear: Summer Photography
9. Bright Colors: Summer is the most cheery and bright season, so fun colors that POP are the perfect expression of the warm summer sun.

Summer Bright Colors
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10. Patriotic Colors: Red, white and blue are classic summer colors. Celebrate Independence Day with a photo shoot inspired by the Stars and Stripes.

Summer Patriotic Color Palette
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11. Bright White: Crisp white is the perfect neutral to wear for a summer photo session.

Summer Bright White
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12. Straw Hats: Chic, but totally country, straw hats are a practical, versatile and adorable add-on for a photo shoot!

Summer Straw Hats
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13. Sunglasses: Increase your ‘cool’ factor in the heat of the summer sun with some fun shades!

Summer Shades
{A} {B} {C} {D}
14. Bare Feet: Alright, bare feet are admittedly not something to wear, but this idea will give you one less thing to figure out for a photo shoot and it’s so perfect for casual summer nostalgia!

Summer Bare Feet
{A} {B} {C}
Fall Photo Sessions

One of my personal favorite times of year, fall photos are filled with rustic beauty. You won’t have any trouble figuring out what to wear for photos in the fall with these ideas!

What to Wear: Fall Photography
15. Fall Plaids: Perfect for looking cozy in the autumn chill, any kind of plaid is the perfect pattern for fall pictures.

Fall Plaids
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16. Pops of Yellow: A beautiful golden yellow is reminiscent of fall leaves and really stands out in photos!

Fall Photos: Pops of Yellow
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17. Denim: A classic, outdoorsy vibe that adds some texture to your photos.

Fall Denim
{A} {B} {C}
18. Jewel Tones: Vibrant and gorgeous, add some jewel tones to make your pictures really pop!

Fall Jewel Tones
{A} {B} {C}
19. Navy Neutrals: These photos are filled with classic, beautiful colors. Pair navy with any neutral – gray, tan or bright white!

Fall Navy Neutrals
{A} {B} {C} {D}
20. Cozy Scarves: Accessorize with a warm scarf to add some dimension and color to your photos.

Fall Scarves
{A} {B} {C} {D}
21. Boots: Get everybody to wear their favorite boots – there are so many types – from booties to fur-lined to cowboy boots!

Fall Boots
{A} {B} {C} {D}
22. Vests: Add some interest to anyone’s outfit by wearing a fun fur vest, a cozy, puffy one or a more formal option!

Fall Vests
*If you can’t get enough fall photography fun, try these
Fall Family Photo Ideas!*

Winter Photo Sessions

Brimming with warm ideas for what to wear to help you feel cozy during a chilly winter photo shoot, these images will get you super excited to try out a snowy landscape!

What to Wear: Winter Photography
23. Black & White: A simple color palette goes a long way and it’s super easy to find everyone something great to wear!

Winter Black and White Color Palettes
{A} {B}
24. Bright Red: A little bit festive, a fun pop of red will add pizzazz to a winter photo session.

Winter Bright Red
{A} {B} {C} {D}
25. Cool Blue: An icy, wintery blue is the perfect shade to showcase the season’s glistening snowfall.

Winter Cool Blue
{A} {B} {C}
26. Christmas Colors: Opt for a totally traditional photo session in the winter with the festive greens and reds of Christmastime.

Winter Christmas Colors

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27. Winter Grays: Shades of subtle and neutral grays are simply perfect for a winter backdrop.

Winter Grays
{A} {B} {C} {D}
28. Fur Hats: Snuggle in close and hold each other tight with a soft, fur-lined cap to set the mood for your winter photo shoot.

Winter Fur Hats
{A} {B} {C} {D}
29. Winter Coats: There’s nothing wrong with staying warm for photos, just wear your favorite jacket!

Winter Coats
{A} {B} {C}
30. Knit Caps: Another great way to keep warm during the chilly weather, grab your toboggan and start posing!

Winter Knit Caps
{A} {B} {C} {D} {E} {F}
And don’t worry, you don’t have to break the bank for family pictures this year!, Zulily, and EleventhAvenue are some of our FAVE daily deal sites, and they have stuff for the whole family! Cents of Style and SexyModest Boutique have gorgeous stuff too – we highly recommend them!
For completely adorable and creative ideas and tips that include pretty much everything you need to know for photos, take a peek at our 101 Ideas for Couples Photography.

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