What to Wear for Summer Family Photos

Summer can seem like an odd time for family photos, especially in the South. But you can’t beat the beautiful light and greenery that abounds! I always hear from clients that they just don’t know what to wear or how to pick out outfits that coordinate aren’t matchy-matchy. That, coupled with the the weather, can make it difficult to know what to wear. I have three easy tips to help you pick the perfect outfits for summer family photos!

Family outdoor summer photos
Mom and baby outdoor summer photos
  1. Light, neutral colors-this recommendation is good year round, but it is especially pertinent in the summer. Lighter colors will keep you cooler, as they reflect light better. They also will help you stand out against the greenery that we love so much about summer. Soft colors like whites, peaches, light blues, and pinks will give your family photos an ethereal look.
  2. Keep fabric in mind-summer is the perfect season for lighter fabrics like linen. Picking a breathable material will keep you cooler, which will make you more comfortable and relaxed.
  3. Wear flowy dresses-summer is the perfect time for a dress with movement! A flowy dress or skirt is infinitely more comfortable than something more form fitting. It’s also more flattering, and who doesn’t love that!?

Summer is a truly beautiful time of the year for your family photos. The longer days are perfect for sunset sessions, when it’s cooled off some. I hope these three tips will help you as you plan out your outfits! If you’re looking to book summer (or fall-It’s never too early!) family photos, please submit an inquiry through my contact page.


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July 1, 2023



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