Dressing for your family photo shoot is no easy feat. Moms everywhere break into a cold sweat and scour Pinterest for hours at the very thought. How exactly do you coordinate 3-5 outfits that all go with one another? That coordinate, but not exactly match? I am here to share five simple tips for dressing your family for their next photo shoot.
Moms tends to be the most particular about what they wear. And why shouldn’t they be? Moms are likely the ones coordinating everyone’s outfits, so it makes sense to coordinate around her. So, Moms, pick your favorite dress/shirt/skirt. Whatever makes you feel confident and beautiful. Bonus points if it fits you nicely, is a jewel tone, and has a pattern/ruffle/texture.
If you have a four year old who likes to run and jump and hates uncomfortable clothing, please don’t dress him/her in very structured clothing that constantly needs tucking/adjusting/straightening. You’ll drive them and yourself nuts during the photo shoot if you’re constantly worrying about tucking your son’s dress shirt back into his pants. A simple t-shirt (neutral if Mom is in a pattern!) works well.
Dads should be saved for last as I think they are the easiest piece of the puzzle. Jeans or cords are perfect for Dads. If you’re at an outdoor/informal location– keep it casual! Your kids will want to run and play, be chased and tossed in the air. Add a t-shirt, sweater, or casual button down on top and you’ve got yourself a great Dad outfit!
Nothing ruins a beautiful family moment like a pair of neon sneakers or character shoes. I recommend putting some thought into everyone’s footwear as well! If you’re like me and your kids’ shoe wardrobe consists of permanently dirty boots and light-up sneakers…borrow from a friend! Visit Target’s clearance rack! You don’t have to spend a fortune to make sure you have decent shoes on and they make a big impact on finishing your family’s look.
Once you’ve nailed down your outfits and shoes, accessories are the final touch. Necklaces or scarves for Mom, watches or a vest for Dad, headbands, hats, suspenders, and scarves for kids. Consider adding a scarf or jean jacket for an Autumn session, colorful boots for a Spring session, or some pretty bangles to show off that Summer tan.
CONTACT ME today and let’s chat about your family session in 2019.
"To say that I love each one would be cliche and a total understatement, but seriously... She nailed it. Being a photographer myself, I am very picky and searched dozens of photographers before coming back to lyndsay and booking her and I am so glad I did. I can't even remember the last time I hired a photographer and was this in love with the images and unable to pick just a few favorites. Thank you, lyndsay, for making the photo session easy (with 3 kids), fun and providing this mama memories for a lifetime.”
"Our images are so special and really captured our joy and the sweet personality of our little girl. Lyndsay did a great job going beyond the typical posed shots and making our photos feel authentic. We will treasure them forever."
- amanda, northborough
"We have done multiple sessions (family and newborn) and we’re so happy with the results. Lyndsay makes you feel comfortable and is able to truly capture the moment. We will have her prints hung in our house for years to come."
- beth - framingham
"We've done it all - newborn, maternity, cake smash, family photos - and every single time we are amazed by the quality of the end product. Lyndsay captures beautiful moments that we will treasure forever!"
- nicole - framingham
sign up for exclusive session updates!