Wardrobe Ensembles

October 12, 2010 · Families, Portraits, Wardrobe Ensembles

My number one question from clients with upcoming photo sessions is “What should we wear?!”. And I totally understand why this such a pertinent issue…you have to look good! But more importantly, you must feel good.

While opting for everyone wearing the same thing (khakis on the bottom and white on top) might be a simple solution, the end result often looks very traditional and formal. And if you are coming to me to do your family photo session, it’s probably not the style you are going for.¬† So I suggest picking a color scheme.¬† In my example below I’ve chosen two neutral colors: browns and cream and popped those colors with accent colors: blues and reds in all different shades. Also, do not shy away from accessories, layers and textures!

Also, it is important to choose clothes that you are comfortable in and that you like. Your teenage daughter will probably want to wear something stylish and you may want to dress your toddler son in something comfortable so he can move around in and enjoy himself during the session. If Dad lives in his jeans then so be it! And Mom gets to buy those extra awesome shoes…and if you get the shoes, you might as well get the earrings, right? Going this route allows every ones own unique personality to be revealed making your photographs that much more special. It is important to note that while looking good as a big group is important, there will most likely be different groupings of people that will be photographed together (mom and dad, siblings, mom with baby, etc.) and individual photographs as well.

So I’ve put together a little fall wardrobe showcase so you kind of get an idea of what a cohesive family wardrobe may look like. I’ve chosen a brown/cream, red and blue color palette because I think it works well for the fall weather and to use in Christmas cards. Hope this helps…I had so much fun “shopping”! :)

Clothes are from the following sources:

  1. Gap
  2. Mini Boden
  3. littleboychic.com
  4. Old Navy
  5. Banana Republic
  6. Anthropologie
  7. Tea Collection
  8. Etsy.com


Attention Californians! I’m almost booked for my trip out there Oct. 22-27th – below is my availability


Sat. Oct. 23rd: AM only


Monday Oct. 25th: AM only

Tuesday Oct. 26th: AM only

Contact me if you want any photos on those dates!