Sharing is caring!
Have you booked spring pictures and not sure what you are wearing for portraits? Sharing tips on what to wear for spring family pictures including what to wear for Easter pictures.
As we step into spring…we are shedding layers of clothes, pulling out our bright colors and scheduling easter and spring pictures. Now the looming question lingers in your mind – „What to wear for Easter pictures“ or „What to Wear for Spring Family Pictures“ I get it…the struggle is real so as you are choosing outfits and colors to wear I hope these tips will help you.
What to Wear for Spring Family Pictures
Be sure to have some layers, texture, dimension in your pictures! Layer your son with a t-shirt and a denim button down over it, your daughter to have a belt that adds a pop of color, or as in this image mom has texture/layer on her top. Spring is harder to layer because we are always so ready for cooler/summer-y type clothes, but throwing some layers in there provides the texture. Think hats for boys, a light airy scarf for girls, leggings with a ruffled skirt, necklaces…think layers!
Erin Rachel Photography
2- Choose 2-3 complimentary colors that YOU like.
It could be yellow, blue, and cream or red, brown, and white or…. Either way, make sure you’ve got some color in there. Then have one person, maybe two people, wear something that is a non-solid using the colors you’ve chosen. Everyone else should wear solids from the same color palette. This way you’ll look cohesive without being too uniform.
For more inspiration on choosing colors check out Kate L Photography’s post. She has some great inspiration for the best colors to wear for pictures. Visually seeing it all together is a plus.
I strongly advise that you not mix too many non-solids together, especially if you have a small family. And I also encourage you to stay away from everyone wearing the same white or black shirt with jeans or khakis. Bring in some color!! 🙂
3- Choose varying shades of the same colors for family pictures
Instead of trying to match perfectly. This gives some variety while still looking cohesive.
Spring Colors for Family Pictures
4- Choose 2-3 colors for large families or large group photoshoot
Then have everyone dress themselves using those colors. Its a win win because you’ll all match, but everyone gets to be themselves!
5- What looks good in your home?
Think about what would look good hanging up on the walls of your home. Pick clothing that will compliment the colors in your home so that you can display your photos proudly!
6- Avoid Matchy- Matchy
Don’t feel like you have to simply chose one color to coordinate! Chose 3-4 even and spread out the colors through your individual clothing options. Grey pants for Dad, silver scarf for Mom, and a silver sweater for their daughter mixed with a plaid or jean print would pull together everyone in a cohesive theme, without reverting to the old „matchy-matchy“ that is so not for 2018!
7- Pick neutral colors then add a splash of color!
I love warm and neutral color schemes for family photos – with a touch of color. This peach color is perfect for spring. Layering is a great way to add some versatility to your look.
8- Think about your location as well!
When styling your spring family photos, think about the location as well when choosing your outfits and accessories. This military family wanted their session in Washington DC so that they could remember the time they spent in our nation’s Capitol. I love how they wore red, white, and blue to highlight their service to our country. The outfits were classic and sophisticated; completely PREPtacular, and their photos will never go out of style. Your location has a huge impact on your session! More tips for locations!
There is so much more I could share here but just not near enough time today…you can however get EVERYTHING I can tell you from my experiences in photography —Ultimate Guide to What to Wear for Pictures with Tips and Resources to help guide you along.
Be sure to check out this POPULAR POST: 25 Tips on What to Wear for a Beach Pictures
Follow me at: WEBSITE | FACEBOOK | INSTAGRAM | PINTEREST
Hi! I’m Erin, a Southern mama from South Mississippi, owner and chief editor of Sixth Bloom a blog helping mom-tographers capture their kiddos and life, talking all things home, parenting and how we navigate through life. Najdete mě žít život naplno s mým pánem (aka manželem) a naší malé dvouleté, slečna E, v naší 500 + čtverečních stop chalupě, jak jsme stavět náš dům snů na našich dvou akrů! Jsme nadmíru požehnaní, rádi cestujeme, zapojujeme se do služby v naší církvi a mezi tím vším společně provozujeme dva úspěšné podniky!