What to wear for your summer shoot

Family Photoshoot, What to Wear


So, you’ve booked a family photoshoot and now you just don’t know what to wear!  It can be such a big decision as these images should be proudly displayed on your walls, and in your home, so choosing what to wear to a photography session, can be a little stressful!


I want to take the stress away so thought I would write a blog for you all to help you work out what to wear (and if it means I have given you a great excuse to go shopping, then, well, you’re welcome!)

First and foremost, make sure you choose something that is both comfortable & practical and that works perfectly seamlessly with the location you are going to be photographed in.


Summertime gives us so many opportunities to explore locations for your shoot.  I am so lucky to have locations near me that offer fields of poppies, fields of daisies, fields of corn, woodlands and more. We could also go to the beach for an awesome sunset shoot – the world is our oyster (well, subject to travel of course which is limited at the moment so if you want to whisk me off to somewhere exotic to photograph your family, we are going to have to put that on hold).

Be mindful of your chosen location – it will and should impact your choice of outfit.  For example – if we are going to the beach, don’t wear something that could blow over your head if the wind picks up…….if we are going to the poppy field think about colours (top tip, white, black, red and dark green work amazingly well in the poppies).


Choosing a colour palette for the whole family is so important when it comes to a family photo shoot.  Try and choose 2-4 different colours, that complement one another. Look at different tones – pastels, earthy, neutral, denim tones all work really well together.

I love whites, denims and pastels myself.  I think they work really well together and will never clash with your chosen location.



Your outdoor session is a place and time that the little ones should be free – I want to capture you as naturally as possible, so let the children play, blow dandelions, smell the flowers. If your outfit looks stunning but restricts you being you, it won’t work for your session. A summer dress, denim shorts, a loose fitting shirt, a sunhat – dress it up so you love your look, but keep it comfortable and simple.








This is the easy part – please avoid large logos, big overpowering patterns and DEFINITELY avoid cartoons/characters on your clothes.  Try and make sure you don’t clash and that your colours will work well together.


Take a look at my Pintrest board for some inspiration, but why not create one of your own?


If you would like to book a photo shoot for yourself, why not contact me


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