What to Wear For Family Pictures

What to wear for family pictures so you can add variety, without making constant outfit changes. Location may also limit what you’d be able to change into, but layering items of clothes can help resolve this problem. By adding on some simple pieces you can completely change your look in a matter of seconds with no fuss.

Why layers are the easiest way to change up an outfit.

Tops are the easiest way to layer. Start with a lightweight top like a tank top or fitted short sleeve shirt. Then add a cardigan or a pullover shirt. You can do a third layer by putting on a jacket. Keep the jacket simple and basic in color such as navy blue, beige or olive green. A scarf or hat can also be added to change your look easily and even make a great prop to keep your hands occupied. Belts can also help change your look but will most likely be concealed as the layers come.

In the summer it can be a little more difficult to layer but you can always add on a wrap, hat or thin scarf for a new look. Accessories can also be a way to transform your look. Put on some bangles, a watch, a necklace or hair accessory that will take your casual outfit to a more formal look.

Example of what to wear for family pictures:

This momma below did an excellent job layering at her family session on the Texas A&M University Kingsville campus. She paired a neutral, lightweight shirt under a more colorful cover-up. She then added multiply layers of necklaces to polish off her look.

Family of 4 sitting pose on the grass What to Wear for Family Pictures

How to layer during your portrait photography session.

When layering you want to make sure everything goes together and that you have different textures. Make your first layer a neutral color. It should be more form fitting so you don’t have extra bulk when you add to it. Your second layer can be more bold and colorful. Wrap a textured scarf to complete a whole new look.

Some last minute tips to help transform your look and help your portrait session go off successfully. Keep your hair down at the beginning of your session and then tie it back. You can even use a stylish hair wrap or headband to keep it away from your face. Keep your layers simple and easy to carry around, you don’t want to be digging through bags to find what you are looking for. These tips can help you add more style and depth to your wardrobe without taking time away from the actual fun experience of your portrait photography session.

Another layer example.

This momma below layered a multi-pattern scarf over her neutral top for a totally pulled together look at her family session down on South Congress Avenue.

Mom sitting with her 2 children in front of a blue wall What to Wear for Family Pictures

If you have anymore questions regarding what to wear during your portrait photography session, contact me and I will gladly help. If you want more details about the Jama Pantel Photography process, you can read about it here.

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