Kristin Eldridge Photography specializes in maternity, newborn, baby, children, and family photography servicing Long Beach, Orange County, and Los Angeles.

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What to Wear for a Family Photo Session

What to Wear for a Family Photo Session

You thought choosing a date and location would be the hard part.  Then it hits you, what will I wear?  What will we all wear?  It’s difficult to put together a flattering outfit for yourself, but putting together outfits for the whole family that look good together seems insurmountable.  Here’s the good news.  I got you.

I personally like outfits that seamless blend into the surroundings.  What I mean by that is the color tones are the same as the surrounding tones.  If you’re in a glowing field at sunset, the colors will be soft.  So, you can wear medium to softer colors.  The beach is another example of a soft color tone.

There are so many different directions you can go with soft color tones, but today I want to highlight dessert rose colors.  This means muted pink and purple in combination with cool blues will be perfect.  You can highlight with a soft mustard yellow or just khaki.

Scroll down to see examples of other options that would look great at this location!

1-dusty mauve top 2-light wash denim jeans 3-pale blue mens top 4-boys tee  5-girls dress

And if you love this location as much as I do, you can click here to sign up for a photo session this fall!

What to Wear for a Family Photo Session


Style Findings: Outfit Mock-up [Family Photographer Orange County]

I’ve been putting together quite a few mock-ups lately for my clients.  When you hire me to photograph your family, I love to work with you to choose a location that fits your style and compliment that with clothing.   The perfect blend of color and texture can bring so much to a photo.  Not only does it show your personal style, but it adds interest and draws you in.

This mock-up was made for a family with 2 little girls who are doing their photo session at one of my urban locations.  I wanted to create a holiday look without too much fuss.  I also love the gold and navy against red brick.

Mock-ups are meant as inspiration, meaning I don’t expect my clients to run out and buy each piece that I put on the board.  But, it will give them some ideas to run with…whether it’s the color palette, the use of texture or how to work with details and patterns.