Tips on What to Wear for Summer Family Photoshoots

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Tips on What to Wear for Summer Family Photoshoots

A popular query from parents who book up for a family photo session is around clothing, “What do we wear and what about colours?”. With Summer here, I thought it might be helpful to share some tips around the colours I often recommend to families. For more information on clothing options for your photo session please read my “What to Wear for Spring Family Photoshoots” blog.

I always recommend to families to think about what to wear and their colours in advance of the photo session. Preparation on styling can make a real difference to the outcome of your family photographs. The key is to wear clothes that are comfortable so that you feel yourself and can relax and enjoy the photo experience. Think about colours that complement each other and keep clothing simple. Try to avoid bright colours, loud patterns or distracting logos.

The most dominant outdoor colour in Summer is green. Below are some colour palettes with a Summer-Green in each one and different colour options which are complimentary. There are many options however, I often find that keeping your colour palette to a mix of neutrals and 2-3 shades of colours keeps your look fresh and classic in the Summer time. For example white and shades of blue, beige with shades of muted pink or blue, yellow and white.

Summer Colour Palette Options

Below are some clothing/colour options that work well for girls. These are just examples, it is important to wear clothing that you feel comfortable in and reflects your own style. I also encourage parents to have their children involved in picking their outfits for the session, it helps build a little excitement beforehand.

Some clothing/colour options that work well for boys. Again these are just examples. If parents wish to bring outfit changes for the children I also encourage this and it ensures you have a little variety in the children’s clothing across your photo gallery.

Another tip is to think about the textures of your clothes too.  Tulle, denim or even a hat can add interest to your photograph.

I also have a Pinterest board with many more options to look through for some inspiration :-).

https://www.pinterest.co.uk/pollyharrisphotography/what-to-wear-inspiration-springsummer/

Thanks for reading :-).

Polly xx

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