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What To Wear for Fall Family Photos


Easy Tips for Planning Your Fall Family Photo Outfits

If you want to capture special moments with your family, fall lifestyle photos are one of the best options to hold on to memories that your entire family can look back on for years to come. Autumn is the most popular time to schedule a family photo session thanks to the beautiful natural colours that shine during golden hour. However, you may be having some difficulty figuring out what to wear and how to dress up the whole family to get those perfect photos.

Picking fall outfits for your entire family to dress up in for photos can sound overwhelming, but it’s easy once when you know where to start. If you’re looking for some outfit inspiration for your fall family photos, look no further. Here is an easy step-by-step guide on choosing outfits for your fall family photo session.

What Should I Wear for Autumn Photoshoot?

It can be hard to know where to begin when dressing up for fall family photos, but starting with one outfit and building upon that can make all the difference, and it’s a great starting point for coordinating the entire family’s outfits. Starting with the mother’s outfit ideas will be a lot easier as well since women’s clothing tends to have more colours and prints. 

The best place to start before choosing specific items for your outfit ideas is to choose clothing you feel confident wearing and go from there, as this will make you feel more comfortable and less self-conscious in front of the camera. Opt for fall clothes that are slightly dressier than your everyday look and that suit the season such as maxi dresses, sweaters with soft prints, boots, and other similar options. 

Also choose high-quality fabrics (not t-shirt material) as they hang better on the female body and will look better in your family photos, and don’t forget to wear earrings, bracelets, hats, or other accessories that help complete your outfit.

What Should a Family Wear to Autumn Photoshoot?

Once you have the perfect outfit to wear for your family pictures, it’s time to choose the rest of the family’s outfits. Taking advantage of the weather often means that your fall family pictures will be taken outdoors, so it’s best to have outfit ideas that suit your location options accordingly.

If your family photo session is outdoors in a field, choose closed-toed shoes for the whole family so the kids and the parents are comfortable during the family photo session.

Your kids’ clothes for the fall family photos should be warm and comfortable enough so they feel good staying outside for a longer period of time, and if you have multiple children, this can be a challenging yet fun opportunity to dress each one of them in unique and great outfits that still coordinate for your family photos. Ensure that your little boys and girls are wearing long sleeves and tall socks when shooting photos in fields so their body parts don’t get irritated. 

For your baby girl or boy, letting them wear a romper is the best outfit to prevent their diapers from peeking through and ruining the photos. A key note to keep in mind when choosing outfits for your kids to wear in photos is to ensure that they’re wearing clothes that look good for the family photo but that also aren’t restrictive and suit the fall weather so they can have fun and feel comfy as you have your family pictures taken.

For dad, a sport coat on top of a v-neck sweater or button-down shirt paired with fitted trousers and brown leather dress shoes is a simple yet smart way to dress and perfectly fits the climate. His clothes should be the easiest to pick out, so just ensure that the outfit for him to wear coordinates with the rest of the family’s outfits.

When it comes to what to avoid wearing in your fall family pictures, don’t dress in oversized outfits like baggy jeans and tops, thin strips that can distort photos, clothes with logos, and anything else that would be overly distracting in your fall family photo.

What Are the Best Colors to Wear for Family Pictures?

Today, coordination is a much more effective way to dress and draw attention to your fall family picture outfits. Gone are the days of the matching white shirt, as wearing complementing colours adds a lot more depth and interest to your fall family photo outfits.

Dressing everyone in similar colour palettes will also ensure you all look more cohesive together and with your background in your fall family picture. For fall outfits, opt for earthier tones like brown, green, burgundy, and mustard, for example. Different palettes will suit different families, so explore what colours work for your family’s outfit ideas. Patterns are great in small doses too and can add a lot to your fall family photos. 

Also don’t forget to wear family photo outfits that complement your home decor, especially if you want to display your family pictures on your walls.

Final Note

Whether you’re taking photos for holiday cards, sentimental mementoes, are just a fun family activity, taking fall family pictures is a fantastic way to capture memories with your kids during a beautiful time of the year. 

Choosing coordinating family outfits can be a bit of a challenge, but it’s definitely rewarding to see our loved ones wear clothes that look good on themselves and go together too. These tips for fall family photo outfits will definitely bring your family pictures up to the next level, and there are so many outfit ideas and options to wear for fall family photos.

Looking for more outfit inspiration and great ideas for a seasonal outfit? Check out our blog for more.

Karen Taylor

Karen Taylor lives in Brighton with her two girls and teen son. She adores coming upon stylish and comfortable finds for herself alongside cute and practical pieces for her kids as well. She hopes to help other older ladies with bustling lifestyles discover clothes that look good and keep up with their daily routines simultaneously.

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