What to Wear to Your Outdoor Family Photo Shoot

October 17, 2016

The easy part is done, you booked your session with Photography by Jodi Lynn & Co. and you can’t be more excited! But then it hits you, you don’t know what to wear! It used to be when families had their yearly portraits that everyone wore matching outfits or the same color. It was simple and great if you had a large family. But nowadays we are seeing less matching and more individual style with family portraits. We know these are photos you are going to hang on your walls and cherish for years to come. And although it can seem overwhelming to find the perfect thing to wear, it doesn’t need to be!

Photography by Jodi Lynn






5 Style Tips for Your Family Photo Session

The family of six above coordinated outfits while still showing off their personal style! Follow the 5 tips below and you too will have stylish family portraits to display and cherish for years to come. And don’t forget to check out our own outfit inspirations after the tips below!

Number 1- Coordinating colors not matching

Long gone are the days of everyone wearing a white shirt and matching (so 90’s!) Instead, pick a couple of colors and choose clothes that will fit your location’s color scheme. Not sure what your location looks like? You can ask us when you pick your location with us :).

Number 2- Look at your home decor
Do you like bright colors? Neutrals? Since you will be hanging these photos in your house you want to make sure the colors of your clothes go with your home decor and color scheme.

Number 3- Accessorize!
Accessories not only add to your outfit but they can be fun to use in photos. Have Dad wear a tie for Mom to hold. Necklaces for the kids to play with or hats to hide behind.

Number 4- Limit patterns
We love playing with patterns! From stripes to floral patterns, a pattern can be a great way to show-off your style. However, not everyone in the photo should wear patterns as it may distract the final image. Our suggestion is have Mom wear a fun print or pattern and everyone coordinate off her outfit. Another big style tip from us at Photography by Jodi Lynn & Co. is please no logos, we want your images to be about you not Nike or Mickey Mouse ;).

Number 5- Always p
lan ahead!
Once you book your session, start thinking of the clothes right away. You may think certain clothes will fit your kids or that one dress is clean. If you wait until the day of or day before you may run into an issue of clothes not fitting, being dirty or need to be dry cleaned.

Need more outfit Inspiration? Check out these 3 looks we love!


Phoenix Family Photographer

It’s the best time of the year here in Arizona to schedule your family portrait session, but we are booking up quickly! Give us call to review available dates and times for your Arizona family photography session. 480-495-5455


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