WHAT TO WEAR 

TO YOUR OUTDOOR FAMILY PHOTOSHOOT

HELP!  I'VE BOOKED MY FAMILY PHOTO SESSION,

NOW WHAT DO WE ALL WEAR?

Having photographed families for nearly a decade, I know that if you follow these colour and clothing suggestions your final images will go from great to awesome!

In this short guide I will...

1. Ask you to click on a scene from the photographs below that is most like where your family photoshoot will take place. Underneath that scene will be two colour pallets for you to choose from. 

2. Show you how to wear and combine the colours from your palette for your family shoot.

First - 4 important tips - don't skip these!

 

1. Keep your clothing simple. No busy patterns, stripes or logos. We want your images to remain timeless and the faces in your images to stand out, not the clothing.

2. Check the weather before your shoot. Layers are a good idea because if it gets too hot or too cold they can be added or taken off.

3. You will be taking your coats off for the photographs, keep that in mind when choosing your outfits. Especially for your children. Cold children get unhappy very quickly.

4. I know what colours look great together, but you know what suits you and your family.  Any images I show you below of clothing are simply there to show you how the colours combine and look together. As far as the style of the clothing, that's entirely up to you.  Also, these are your images. This is just advice for those who want it and if you want to wear different colours, patterns or stripes please feel free.  

CHOOSE YOUR SCENE

Click on a scene from the photographs below

that is most like where your family photoshoot will take place.

 

BLUEBELL WOODLAND

These two colour palettes below will really compliment the colours in the bluebell woodland scene.

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The pop of mustard yellow bluebell palette

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Or

The pastel bluebell palette

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BLOSSOM TREES

These two colour palettes below will really compliment the colours of the blossom trees and green grass & leaves

Blossoming cherry trees  in spring,Sprin

The pop of pink blossom palette

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Or

The Pastel blossom palette

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POPPY FIELD

These two colour palettes below will really compliment the colours of the red poppies and their surroundings

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The pop of blue Poppy palette

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Or

The Pastel Poppy palette

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WILDFLOWER MEADOW

With the blues yellows and pinks of Wild Marjoram, Harebells, St John's-wort, Cowslips, Daisies and Wild Orchids These two colour palettes below will really compliment the colours of the wildflower meadow

many summer wildflowers on meadow at dra

The pop of summer yellow wildflower palette

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Or

The Pastel wildflower palette

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SUNFLOWERS

You and your family in among the sunflowers at a farm in Surrey is a spectacular sight! Chose one of these two colour palettes for your sunflower session and you will all compliment these beautiful large flowers.

Image by Jeb Buchman

The pop of purple sunflower palette

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Or

The Pastel sunflower palette

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LAVENDER FIELD

The rows of purple, the greens, what a beautiful location to have your family photoshoot! Chose one of these two colour palettes for your lavender field session and you can't go wrong.

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The pop of mustard yellow lavender palette

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Or

The pop of turquoise lavender palette

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Or

The pastel lavender palette

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AUTUMN WOODLAND

These two colour palettes below will really compliment the stunning Autumnal colours of the woodland.

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The Autumn Woodland palette

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Or

The Earthy Autumn palette

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BEACH

These two colour palettes below will really compliment the blue, pink and turquoise hues of the beautiful beach

Beach at Sunset

The Beach orange and blue palette

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Or

The Beach blue and Pink hue palette

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LONG GRASS FIELD

These two colour palettes below will really compliment natures colours in your long grass landscape photoshoot.

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The golden grass palette

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Or

The earthy green palette

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SNOW SCENE

A blank canvas where any colours would look great!

Winter landscape - frosty trees in snowy

Palettes being updated

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Or

Palettes being updated

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HOW DO WE WEAR THE COLOURS IN MY COLOUR PALETTE?

 

 To give you an idea on how I would put the colours together for a family outfit, I have used the colour palettes from the bluebell woodland scene to show you. The pop of yellow palette and the pastel palette.

 

 What ever colour palette you have chosen based on your location, you will get the idea on how to put together your palette from the bluebell woodland examples below.

The pop of yellow pallette from the bluebell scene 

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The above family nailed the 'pop of yellow'

colour palette for their bluebell session 

  See how well the little girls mustard yellow skirt goes with the purple bluebells. The mother is wearing a dark blue top which not only compliments her daughters yellow skirt, but also the bluebells and her husbands shirt as well. This family used the colours from the 'pop of yellow' colour palette, but not all of them and that's fine.  Different hues of any of the colours also look great and so does the little girls white top. 

Here's another way you could combine the above pop of yellow palette 

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I have used all the colours in the above pop of yellow palette as an example, but you don't have to. 

The pastel palette from the bluebell scene 

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Soft colours in the pastel palette 

Contrast, bold colours in the pop of yellow palette look amazing but equally so does the pastel palette above.  The pastel palette is a soft whimsical colour palette.  The pinks in this palette go so well with the bluebells and the earthy neutral tones compliment the surroundings.

 

 

If you have booked a session with me, many of my clients layout the clothes they have chosen on their floor or bed and then WhatsApp me some pictures of what they have put together.  I can take a look at your pictures and let you know what I think, if you want me to.

One of my favouite styles for a family photoshoot is...

Bohemian style. The boho look is all about loose, comfortable silhouettes, natural fabrics and color. There’s often a relaxed, unfussy feel to the look and has a tendency to lean towards vintage and authentic.

Check out this look here on one of my Pinterest boards

Any of the the colour combinations above will look great with the boho style.