What to Wear to a Family Photoshoot

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Do you have a family photoshoot coming up? If so, we want to make sure you are outfitted with the cutest clothing that can easily be coordinated with the other members of your family.

Whether your photoshoot is taking place in a park, the beach or in a professional studio, there are so many options when it comes to finding the perfect outfit for a family photo session.

These outfit ideas will have you feeling confident and radiant during the shoot. Be careful not to outdress the whole fam! Just kiddingdress your heart out! After all, you are the star of the show, right?

The Best Color Schemes for Family Photos

Since you’re doing the research on family photoshoot outfits, we thought it might be helpful to provide you with a few color schemes that work well for family photo sessions—regardless of the setting. These colors are especially helpful if you plan on color-coordinating with your family so that your photos look more cohesive.

GrayGray is a great color to wear for family photos because there are so many different variations of the shade. Why is this helpful? Your family could all wear different shades of gray while still looking cohesive and not miss-matchy. And, gray is a common color, which means most of your family members probably have something gray already in their closet.

CreamAs an alternative to white, cream colors will look great on everyone. White may be too harsh of a color and may be hard for the photographer to shoot, depending on the setting of your shoot.

Beige or TaupeBeige and taupe are other neutral colors that will look good on just about everyone. This tone is also perfect for every setting and won’t clash with any kind of scenery.

BurgundyIf you want more color in your photoshoot or you’re heading to a location where a pop of color would look great, burgundy is a nice option that isn’t too loud or busy. This is also a really flattering color on most skin tones.

Cute Family Photoshoot Outfits

Keep these color palettes in mind as you style and pick out your photoshoot look! Here are some of our favorite outfits that are perfect for your upcoming family photoshoot. 

a woman wearing an its your choice lavender purple swiss dot dress

Boutique Dresses

You cannot go wrong with adorable boutique dresses for a family photoshoot. Not only are these dresses flattering and confidence-boosting, but they will also look great in photos. At Mint Julep, we have a variety of styles and fits like mini, midi and maxi dresses that are perfect for any setting. If your family is planning on sticking to a specific color scheme, try to keep patterns and prints down to a minimum. You will want to go with a neutral tone that meshes well with what everyone else is wearing.

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High Waist Midi Skirt

Are you going for a chic and polished look that’s also a bit low-key? If so, style a printed midi skirt with a cute cropped tee or add a blouse that’s tucked in for a more finished look. And don’t forget to top off your look with cute shoes!

Jeans and a Sweater

Is the goal for your family portraits to have everyone wearing something similar and matching? If so, style a pair of jeans with a flattering sweater. To elevate the style of this look, you can belt the jeans with a chic belt or do a half tuck on your sweater for a touch of sophistication.

Complete Your Look with Cute Accessories

Fitted Jumpsuit

If you’re the most stylish one in your family, you’ve probably thought of wearing a chic jumpsuit for family portraits, and we second this idea! Whether you choose a neutral or printed jumpsuit, this is a great style statement to make.

 a woman wearing a tell it all white kimono sleeve blouse

Statement Blouse

Create a polished yet whimsical look with babydoll tops, which can be found at Mint Julep in any style or color. You can pair this top with jeans or a skirt. It’s versatile and flattering! We also love the idea of wearing tunic tops for women with jeans or leggings if you want to elevate a more laid-back look. Either way, these statement blouses will have you looking pretty and polished for the shoot.

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Lights, camera, action! You’re ready to be the star of your family’s photoshoot!