Outfit Ideas for Family Photos at the Beach
What to wear for family pictures at the beach to help your family look its best
You're all booked for your sunrise or sunset beach portrait session and now faced with the daunting task of picking the. perfect. look. The good news? It's actually pretty simple.
When deciding on outfit ideas for family pictures on the beach, there is one thing to keep in mind: Be comfortable and dress like yourself. Make sure everyone can comfortably move in their outfits. The sessions are designed to be fun, which means lots of playing and laughing, running, and walking together. If you like your outfit only at one specific angle, that is going to make it very challenging for you to relax and get natural looking photos. A good test is to put on your outfit, walk around, sit down, and see how it feels.
Also, make sure all undergarments are not visible. If your little ones are going to wear dresses, it is best to have a longer dress so they can play without worrying about it riding up. This is especially important for babies and toddlers, since when you hold them, the dress often does not sit just right. It can also be helpful to have them wear spandex shorts underneath them so they can still play.
Dresses and skirts look most stunning because they really flatter every female body, especially on camera! Long, full-length, flowy dresses and skirts look amazing on camera because they bring extra movement to the photo. I recommend the following Amazon stores for some inspiration.
Zattcas - gorgeous selection of summer dresses
Myzeroing - beautiful selection of maternity dresses
Azokoe - lace maxi dresses
Bdcoco - casual dresses
My new favorite store for ladies is BALTIC BORN.
They have a huge selection of dresses in all colors and sizes.
Ladies! Say YES to the dress!
Instead of having everyone wear the same color, try picking two or three colors that blend well together and coordinate that way! Try experimenting with different shades of colors, or adding different prints or fabrics to the mix. Choose colors that will pick up the beautiful colors of the ocean and sunrise/sunset. Neutrals like soft pinks, cream, muted blues, soft greens, grey, and white all photograph extremely well, blending effortlessly with the natural elements rather than competing with them.
Picking 2 or 3 colors!
My favorite color combos
White and blue
White and soft pink
White and tan
White and grey
White and soft green
White, soft pink, and tan
White, blue, and grey
White, soft pink, and blue
And if you are still not sure, the best thing to look at your whole family's outfit as one big outfit, and see when you put all together, how they look. Are they complementing each other? Are there too much patterns? Are there too many colors? The best to just pick 2 or 3 colors that blend well together, and coordinate that way. You also can experiment with different shades of those colors.
I hope this helps and I can't wait to see what you came up with and photograph your family!
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