What to Wear for Family Photos; Professional Photographer’s Advice

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WHAT'S YOUR COLOR VIBE?

Are you Asking Yourself What to Wear
for Family Photos?
Well You're in Luck, we are here to help with some advice from us as Professional Photographers on Oak Island, NC!

So you are super excited right about now! You have either booked your session with us, or you are in the works of booking your session with us! In addition all of your family members equally share your excitement!
Let's do this, you are ready to ROCK your Family Photos!
Well, almost ready....you just realized you have no idea
What to Wear for your Family Photos with our "What to Wear Guide" featuring some of our lovely clients.

As professional photographers, this is our number one question from our clients:
What Do I Wear for My Family Photos?

A GREAT question, we know how difficult it is trying to coordinate multiple outfits, random patterns, pastels, brights, and neutrals! No worries at all friends, we are here to help!
So go on…fix a cup of coffee or pour a glass of wine and let's talk about what to wear for your family photos with us.

What to Wear for Family Photos!

First let's be perfectly honest, I’m no fashionista!
What I do know is photography, the colors and patterns that are pleasing one's eye. This alongside the locations where we create our magic within go hand in hand.

My first word of advice is please be YOURSELF.
For instance, let's say you are a relaxed free flowing person however you see that traditional classic beach picture where everyone is wearing those perfectly pressed khaki pants and crisp white shirts.
That’s the classic beach portrait look, therefore that’s what you should go with….right?
NOPE, NOT SO MUCH.
Now if that khaki/white look is YOU, then for sure by all means go with the classic khaki/white look. It's a classic.
However if it’s truly just NOT you, then please please please think about who you are, the style you love and just go a bit milder with that vision. Why do I recommend milder from your own style? Typically with full families not everyone has the same style. This being said milder is typically easier to find styles that flow with one another within a family.

the CLASSIC KHAKI & WHITE VIBE:

If you love the look of white & khaki we love how this family combined the two colors without being too “matchy-matchy”
The khaki dresses, and khaki shorts are a pleasing combination of tans, khaki and whites within their tops, bottoms and dresses. As you can see this is very pleasing to one’s eye verses the standard boring look of everyone doing white tops with khaki bottoms.

Oak Island NC Photographers What To Wear
Images © Snapp-Shot Photography

the ROMANTIC RUST VIBE :

This vibe is so romantic. It's a combination of Rust, Teal, and White. Creating an earthy yet romantic feel by bringing in lace, ruffles, and just an all around elegant look and feel. These colors work perfectly together, yet are often overlooked.

Oak Island NC Photographers What To Wear
Images © Snapp-Shot Photography

the CAROLINA BLUES VIBE:

Calming Coastal Carolina Blues have forever been a popular favorite clothing vibe for family photos.
I love how this family brought in chambray blues, paired up with the simplicity of timeless khaki shorts.
This beautiful look was accomplished by combining a mixture of blues with a pop of khaki.

Oak Island NC Photographers What To Wear
Images © Snapp-Shot Photography

the PASTELS VIBE:

Oh the sweet softness of pastels. There is just something about this vibe that makes my heart wanna say awwww.
It's so sweet, so happy, so just simply soft. I love how they combined the soft pinks, baby blues, and whites.
As you can see they even matched the two little girls with sweet matching prints and boys with matching shirts, yet the entire family refrained from being too matchy-matchy simply because they all brought in their own color vibes.

Oak Island NC Photographers What To Wear
Images © Snapp-Shot Photography

the POP OF PERSONALITY VIBE:

How about a POP of Personality!
What more can I say other than cheerful, full of happy and fun!
I enjoyed the fun vibes this family decided to bring into their family photo session outfits!
They accomplished this fun vibe by bringing in a fun printed dress, with solid colors.

Oak Island NC Photographers What To Wear
Images © Snapp-Shot Photography

the PRETTY N' PINK VIBE:

Not only is Pretty in Pink one of my FAVE 80's movies of all times....it's also one of my fave vibes.
It's sweet, it's soft, it's romantic, and it pops against the sand and ocean.
You can see this sweet family of three were able to flow without being too matchy-matchy in their pink vibes.

Oak Island NC Photographers What To Wear
Images © Snapp-Shot Photography

the LIL' WHITE DRESS VIBE:

Oh how sweet the lil' white dresses are!
This beautiful family did it right and I simply adored their muted greens and lil' white dresses.
There will always be something so sweet and free flowing about lil' white dresses.

Oak Island NC Photographers What To Wear
Images © Snapp-Shot Photography

the RELAXED VIBE:

I like to call this the Relaxed Vibe, simply because as you can see each and every family member shined with their own light! They went with blue tones, whites and even brought in a floral print, which was perfect! I really love when families bring in one or two prints to create a relaxed, personality filled vibe.

Oak Island NC Photographers What To Wear
Images @ Snapp-Shot Photography

the TIMELESS VIBE:

Oh the timeless look of all white.
Did you know you could where all white without being "matchy-matchy"?
Oh how my heart adores how this family flowed with this Timeless White Vibe.
The girls each debuted their personalities with their own white dresses, each within it's own vibe and the guys wore simple white button down shirts. I always enjoy this look!

Oak Island NC Photographers What To Wear
Images @ Snapp-Shot Photography

As you can see there are so many beautiful outfit choices to choose from while planning what to wear for your family photo portrait sessions. The most important thing of all is to simply ENJOY your family photos! From start to finish, we want your experience with us to be fun, and moments you'll never forget! Try not to let stress get the best of you while searching for the perfect outfits.

MORE OF OUR HELPFUL WHAT TO WEAR TIPS:

  • AVOID WEARING ATHLETIC WEAR OR STRETCHY SPANDEX
  • AVOID WEARING LOGOS IF AT ALL POSSIBLE
  • AVOID LARGE RUFFLES THAT BLOW INTO ONE'S FACE
  • SECURE HAIR WITH CLIPS, HEADBANDS, BOWS OR BOBBY-PINS
  • PLEASE AVOID SUNBURNS
  • PLEASE AVOID LOTION, THE SAND WILL STICK TO YOU LIKE GLUE

    Feel Free to Email Me "Erin" with any questions or advice after booking.
    I'm always happy to help if I can! erin@snappshotphotography.com OR use our Contact Page

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