14 Summer Family Photoshoot Outfit Ideas – I know you’re probably wondering what to wear for your family photos this summer. The first thing we need to discuss is the kids!
The girls often love to dress up like mommy – so if you have a cute dress that you’re going to wear, let her pair it with sandals, maybe a bow in her hair.
If they aren’t feeling it and don’t want to put on a dress, that is ok too. Just make sure their outfits coordinate with your outfit so that you all look like a cohesive group for your photoshoot!
The fun part is getting yourselves ready!
If you’re planning to have your family photos taken this summer, the fun part is getting yourselves ready!
Kids are more likely to get excited about a photoshoot in the summertime, so it’s easier for them to enjoy themselves.
Plus, summer photoshoots also tend to be more casual than winter ones.
If you want your kids to be comfortable in their clothes and surroundings while they pose for the camera, then scheduling a photo shoot in the warmer months will help create that vibe.
Summer can be an enjoyable time of year for everyone involved—and if you want your pictures to turn out beautifully too, these tips will help ensure that happens:
What Should Your Kids Wear?
You want your child to be comfortable while they’re wearing their attire. This is important, because if they’re uncomfortable, you won’t get the best photos.
Your kids should also be dressed in colors that go with the background of your shoot and/or their parents’ colors if they’re helping out.
This will ensure that everything looks cohesive and beautiful! As for themed shoots like summer ones, try finding brightly colored clothes for your kiddo(s).
So, we want to talk about what the kids are wearing first.
This one is pretty straightforward. You want to make sure that whatever you pick for your child is comfortable and fits well.
Keep in mind that if you’re taking a lot of photos, it’s probably going to be hot out!
Make sure they have a change of clothes with them in case they get sweaty or dirty during the shoot (and let me tell you—this summer has been brutal).
Just keep it simple and age-appropriate: no crazy patterns or colors; go with classic white or khaki pants or shorts; choose polo shirts over T-shirts when possible; etc.
You need to keep in mind that your kids will be running around and playing for most of the shoot. It’s important to dress them accordingly, so they can move freely without getting too hot or uncomfortable.
That’s why it’s best to let them decide what they want to wear and then you can add a little grown-up input!
Letting your children pick out their own outfits for their summer family photoshoot is a great way to make it more fun for them.
You can give them some guidelines, such as “you need something that is comfortable and easy to move around in” or “something you feel good wearing”, but after that let them run with it and choose things they like.
The best part about doing this will be seeing how excited they get when they find something perfect!
Girls often love to dress up like mommy.
Girls often love to dress up like mommy – so if you have a cute dress that you’re going to wear, let her pair it with sandals, maybe a bow in her hair.
Girls are always dressing up and playing pretend, so this can be a fun way for your little girl to show off how grown-up she is!
If they aren’t feeling it and don’t want to put on a dress, that is ok too.
You can help them decide what to wear. Offer suggestions but ultimately it’s their decision.
If you want to get them into a dress or something more summery just let them know you have some options for them if they would like to try something new!
If your kids are anything like mine, they hate being forced into outfits that don’t fit their personality or style so let them choose what clothes are best for the shoot.
We gave our daughter choices from her closet and she chose two dresses: one with blue stripes (shown above) and another with pink flowers printed all over it (also shown above).
Both dresses were cute alternatives because they made her feel comfortable while making the photos look adorable at the same time!
Just make sure their outfits coordinate with your outfit.
You want your outfit to coordinate with the rest of the family, and that’s important. Make sure you all look like a cohesive group for your photoshoot!
One way to do this is by coordinating outfits with each other.
For example, if someone else in your family is wearing shorts, it’d be good for you guys to wear some kind of summery-looking top or bottom too (just make sure it looks good on you).
But also coordinate with yourself! You want everyone to look their best so they can get great pictures taken.
What Should Mom Wear?
For mom, a dress is the perfect outfit. If you’re looking for something that’s easy to style, comfortable and versatile, dresses are your go-to choice.
Dresses are great for moms because they can be worn during any season and any occasion. When you need an outfit for a family shoot or a wedding, a dress will be perfect!
You can pair it with some cute shoes and accessories to complete the look. This is especially important if you have kids who like to play rough or are always running around; dresses are easy-to-wash and don’t wrinkle easily!
Dresses are always great for moms and generally easy for everyone else in the family.
They’re easy to coordinate with, easy to move in, easy to dress up or down, easier yet again when it comes time to wash them (just toss them into the wash).
Plus they come in all different shades of summer—from light and airy white dresses.
They pair well with jeans (try rolled up ones) or khakis for the rest of the family.
When it comes to summer family photoshoots, there are several things you should keep in mind.
First and foremost, dress for the occasion! You want your photos to be a memory of fun and laughter.
Dress up your children; they’ll feel so special that they have their own outfits just for this event!
Also, wear clothes that will keep you comfortable under the hot sun if at all possible—if not, think about bringing an extra layer or two if needed (hats are always good).
It’s important that everyone is dressed appropriately for where we are going and what time of day we will be there.
If it’s a beach shoot during sunset or sunrise hours when wearing black might make sense because it’s dark outside.
Make sure everyone wears appropriate attire so as not cause any safety concerns due to how bright colors can become during moments like these.”
So, we hope this post has helped you to figure out what the kids and parents should wear for their summer family photos.
One of the best things about children is that they are always willing to try something new!
If your child has a favorite outfit or character from a movie or book, go with it! The more creative you get with your kids’ wardrobe choices, the better quality photos you will have at the end of the shoot.
So don’t be afraid to push boundaries and get creative – this is one day when everyone in your family gets to wear exactly what they want!