What to wear for family outdoor photo session?

What is the scenario? Time of the year? Is it a beach? Walk in the woods? Studio?  Would you like more formal look or more relaxed fun image? What suits your family best?

 Do not match but coordinate. All blue jeans and white T-shirts were great in the 90’s but we have moved on now and if you don’t want to look like a teenage boys band it might be a good idea to coordinate instead. What do I mean COORDINATE?


-daughter choose dress first white with some purple, blue and pink pattern/flowers.

-mum chooses similar tones dress

-son chooses different shade jeans and blue shirt

-dad chooses khaki trouses and different shade of  blue shirt

Choosing few colors at different shades.


For the beach my choice would be light blues, brown/khaki shorts. Washed out colours and classic clothing. You can bring things like sun hats, children- dungarees. Any colours that you see on the seascape – colour of sand, sky,water, tall grass-get inspired by nature!

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Rich golden colours – yellows, browns, burned reds, mustard. Think about leafs in the park in October. 


You can play with layers and textures. Wellington boots, knitted jumpers  and gillets are perfect too. 


Bright and beautiful is the way to go for  in the summer time. Pretty pattern and pastels or bold strong colours – both works. Try to stick to one or the other at one session. 

Choose classic pieces of clothing, so your photographs will never look dated. 

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-well fitted clothes, layers


-accessories (not too much)

-fresh hair and neutral nails

-converse type of footwear

-clean, ironed clothes 

-clean footwear

-classic and timeless



-neon colours

-large logos


-black as top/dress

-t-shirts with large image 

-shiny eyeshadows

-very heavy makeup

-dark lipstick

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Good choice of clothing can make huge difference when it comes to outdoor photo session. 

Please feel free to contact me if you have any doubts or would like more advice, I would be delighted to help. Ania 🙂

This Post Has 12 Comments

  1. Olka

    To be honest, when I was preparing myself to before wedding photo session, I had those “No” list in my head. Even our photographers didn’t tell us what to wear.

    1. Admin

      it really makes such a big difference, doesn’t it?

  2. Mayka.ok

    Bardzo ciekawy wpis 😀 Zgadzam się ze wszystkimi pozycjami na “nie” … zawsze mnie powalają zdjęcia, na których kobiety mają makijaż godny drag queen ;p

    1. Admin

      dziekuje, usmialam sie 🙂

  3. Sandra

    Piekne zdjecia. Tyle radosci na nich ?

    1. Admin

      Dziekuje Ci Sandara za mile slowa!

  4. ladymamma.pl

    Świetne wskazówki! Uwielbiam takie rodzinne zdjęcia!

    1. Admin

      dziekuje, ciesze sie ze przydatne informacje 🙂

  5. Irena

    Ależ masz cudne te zdjęcia !!! 🙂

    1. Admin

      dziekuje serdecznie!

  6. Piękne zdjęcia. I trafione porady. Nigdy nie byłam na sesji, więc nie znam sie. Dziwnie się czuję komentując blog pisany po angielsku ? skoro promujesz się na polskich grupach, może wprowadź dwujęzyczność?

    1. Admin

      dziekuje za komentarz.

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