What to Wear for your Family Photos | Spring and Summer Edition

With so many family sessions coming up this Spring and Summer, I’m excited to share this guide for what to wear for your family photos! It is my hope that it is a helpful visual for you as you plan for your portrait session.

If you’re joining me for your Washington DC family photography session, you do have access to my growing Client Wardrobe! However, I know with Spring and Summer it can be fun to add new florals to your own wardrobe. I thought this would be a great visual to show you how I recommend pairing prints and color families for your session!

Blue and White outfits for Spring and Summer family photos by LRG Portraits.

What to Wear for your Family Photos | Spring and Summer

With the humidity here in the Washington DC region, I always recommend choosing breathable fabrics for the family and flowy dresses for Mom!

Pro tip: Choose Mom’s dress first because we are always the hardest to shop for. Then use the color families (seen in the circles on the inspiration boards!) to find coordinating outfits for the rest of the family.

What to wear for your family photos by Washington DC family photographer, LRG Portraits.

For Dad

Fabrics like linen and chambray are great because they are breathable and can be found in a variety of neutral colors during these Spring and Summer months. The linen texture also photographs beautifully!

Despite the heat, I do still recommend Dads wear pants instead of shorts with closed-toe shoes. It makes for a more classic look for your portraits.

My favorite places to shop for Dad are J.Crew and Old Navy.

What to wear for your family photos with blue, white and green colors | LRG Portraits

For Mom

Textures like lace, eyelet and linen are beautiful for Mom to wear for your family photos.

Neutrals, soft pastels and small print florals are perfect for your family session in the Washington, DC area. They will ensure your images still look timeless years from now when displayed around your home!

My favorite places to shop for Mom are Red Dress Boutique, ASOS, Rachel Pally, Baltic Born, and Morning Lavender.

Pink, off white and tan colors to wear for your family photos | LRG Portraits

For Kids

The same goes for kids in terms of textures and color families for your family photo session! For toddlers and babies, rompers and bubbles paired with sandals are so sweet for portraits. Ruffle or flutter sleeves are also great for little girls.

For older siblings, I recommend henleys with light pants or shorts for boys and a sweet dress for girls! Jumpsuits can also be fun for the older girls!

My favorite places to shop for kids are Zara, Jamie Kay, Rylee and Cru, Maisonette, Noralee and H&M. 

What to wear for your family photos by Washington DC family photographer, LRG Portraits.

In the final two inspiration boards, I went with a cool toned option (blues, greens, and white) and a warm toned option (blush, tan, and off white). By keeping everyone in cool or warm tones you’ll be able to easily coordinate without having clashing colors!

Blue, green, tan and white outfit inspiration for your family session by LRG Portraits.Outfit inspiration in pink, tan, blush and off-white by LRG Portraits

Lauren from LRG Portraits is a maternity, newborn, family and baby photographer based out of the Washington, DC area. She specializes in timeless outdoor and in-home lifestyle portraiture and offers a full client experience from a curated client wardrobe to custom-designed heirloom albums and framing. Service area includes Chevy Chase, MD, Bethesda, MD, Potomac, MD and Arlington, VA, and surrounding areas. 

If you’re interested in booking a family session this Spring or Summer, contact me here! Dates are filling up fast but I would love to work with you!

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Lauren Roche-Garland, of LRG Portraits, is a Washington, DC based natural light portrait photographer specializing in luxury motherhood, newborn, and family fine art portraiture photography.

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Lauren from LRG Portraits offers DC newborn photography along side maternity, family and baby photography. She specializes in timeless outdoor and in-home lifestyle portraiture and offers a full client experience from a curated client wardrobe to custom-designed heirloom albums and framing. She is based out of Washington, DC but her service area includes Chevy Chase, Bethesda, Potomac, Arlington, Alexandria, McLean, and surrounding areas.
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