What to Wear for Fall Family Portraits

September 10, 2015  •  Leave a Comment

Tell me it isn't already September! I am gearing up for another busy fall season here in beautiful Williamsburg.  One of the things I get asked the most from clients is what to wear for a photo session. When you book a session with me, this is a part of our consultation process.  However, there are some general guidelines that are always good to keep in mind. As I was putting together a blog post to shout out to some of my Fall Family Sessions from last year, I thought I would use some of these photos to show examples of good ideas when coming up with outfits for your family's session! So while you are enjoying images of my beautiful clients, I will mention how they have done a fabulous job with choosing their session clothing. 

Fall is all about COLOR! The foliage is gorgeous, but you still want to be the center of attention. Wearing color makes you standout. 

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PATTERNS are also great! You just don't want too many different patterns at one time. A good idea is to pick one pattern and coordinate everyone else's outfits around it.

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ACCESSORIES really pull an outfit together. When choosing what to wear, remember the outfit as a whole to include hair, jewelry, and shoes. Sometime a great pair of boots is all you need! wear accessories for family photoswear accessories for family photos

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TEXTURES AND LAYERS also photograph beautifully. Sweaters, scarves, fitted jackets, vests, legging and tights are great pieces to add some depth and interest to your wardrobe in photos. 

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One of THE biggest bits of clothing advice that you've already seen in all these images, is to COORDINATE. You don't have to all wear the same thing to look like you are all pulled together. You want to coordinate colors and clothing style as a family, but you do not need to be matchy-matchy to do it. I also recommend staying away from words and logos on clothing. They can be distracting and take away from the photo. 

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Put all that together and you will have lovely family photos just like these! 

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See what a great job my clients have done!! 

While it is always my intention to blog my individual sessions, life happens and I get behind. But, as I am getting ready for this year's Williamsburg Fall photo sessions I could not pass up the chance to show off some of my gorgeous sessions from last year. I hope you enjoyed seeing how to pull your family's look together. My Fall schedule fills up quickly, so contact me today and let's use some of these tips when planning your session this Fall!  




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