What to wear for a fall family photography session
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Fall is a time for new beginnings, and what’s more enduring than a photograph? Early morning sunlight spilling through the birch trees in your backyard? It’s worth at least an hour’s drive to find that perfect setting – but you might have some doubts about what to wear. In this guide, we give you our best tips for styling the whole family for portrait-perfection

What to Wear

When it comes to family photos, you want everyone to look their best. But what does that mean for fall? With the cooler temperatures and changing leaves, your wardrobe choices can make or break your family photos. Here are a few tips on what to wear for fall family photos.

layers are key. The temperature can range anywhere from cool to warm on any given day, so layers are a must. Start with a base layer like a long sleeve shirt or light sweater. Then add on a jacket or vest. And if it’s really chilly, don’t forget a scarf!

denim is always a good idea. Denim is classic and timeless, and it always looks good in photos. Plus, it’s comfortable and easy to wear. Choose darker washes for a more formal look, or go with lighter washes for a more casual feel.

scarves are your friend. Not only do they keep you warm, but they also add an extra layer of style. Choose scarves in colors that complement the rest of your outfit, and don’t be afraid to mix and match patterns.

boots are a must. Fall is all about boots! Whether you choose


When it comes to accessories for your family fall photo session, think about layering and texture. Fall is the perfect time to break out the scarves, hats, and boots! You can also add some personalization to your photos with special jewelry or other items that hold meaning for your family.

Parents or Children?

Should parents be in the photo with their children or should it just be the kids? This is a tough question to answer because there is no right or wrong answer. It really depends on what you are looking for in the photo. If you want a candid photo of your children playing, then it might be best to keep the parents out of the frame. However, if you want a photo that captures the love and connection between a parent and child, then having them in the photo together is a must. Ultimately, it comes down to what you want the photo to say.

Hair, Makeup and Jewelry

As the temperature cools down and the leaves start to change colors, it’s the perfect time to schedule a fall family photo session. But before you can capture those memories, you need to take some time to style your family. Here are a few tips to help you get everyone ready for the big day:

Hair: Depending on the weather, you may want to consider doing something different with your hair for a fall photo session. If it’s chilly outside, a cute updo or half-up style will keep your locks out of your face and help you stay warm. If it’s on the warmer side, loose waves or a sleek ponytail are always flattering. And don’t forget about your littlest ones! Put their hair in a cute clip or braid to keep it out of their eyes.

Makeup: A little bit of makeup can go a long way in photos. If you normally wear foundation, be sure to apply it evenly so there aren’t any lines or streaks. A light dusting of powder will help keep things looking natural. For your eyes, choose soft shades of shadow and liner and apply mascara to both top and bottom lashes. A pop of color on your lips is always

With the leaves changing and the air getting crisper, Fall is the perfect time to update your family photos. If you’re not sure how to style everyone for your session, don’t worry! We’ve got you covered with our tips for styling your family for a fall photo session. With a little bit of planning, you can make sure that everyone looks their best and that your photos turn out stunning.



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