It’s never too early to start planning outfits for fall family photos, especially since most stores have already brought out their fall styles. But before we get started, I have two pieces of advice when it comes to picking out clothes for family photos.
One, pick mom’s outfit first. Trust me on this, find your outfit and then build everyone’s wardrobe around it. It’ll be a lot easier.
Two, pick colors that work for you AND it doesn’t need to be trendy. Right now neutrals are very trendy and although I love the way they look, I don’t love the way I look in neutrals. I feel like they wash me out, so I gravitate towards brighter colors for my family photos because I love the way my family looks in them and I love the way they look in my home. The moral of the story, pick colors that are pleasing to you.
With all that said, here are my personal go-to stores when shopping for fall family photos.
H&M Conscious Line
I love their selection for kids and dads. For kids, I can almost always find something that fits with the style of the session. For dads, they’ve got lots of great neutrals to choose from and nothing is too far out of anyone’s comfort zone.
For moms and teenage daughters, if you’re looking for a dress that’s a little fancier, definitely look through Baltic Born’s dress selection. I’ve gotten a couple of dresses for myself for our family sessions (check out the dress I wore in our Maui photos) and I love how they were photographed. If you’re interested, a couple of these dresses are in my client closet as well.
Piper & Scoot
This is another great stop for moms and teenage daughters. Their dresses can be a bit more casual if you’re looking for that style. I have a handful of their dresses as well and love them. There are also a few in my client closet that you can try.
This is a classic stop. I don’t know if there are any other Target lovers out there, but I love a casual stroll through Target and checking out their fall styles. I usually find a lot of good options for dad here. The best part is that Target is a nice one-stop-shop if needs be and they make returns really easy.
I love looking at Zara kids for kids’ clothing. It’s hit and miss but I’ve found some of my favorite looks here so I always go back and see what they have. I’ve gotten some great neutrals here for both of my boys and some cute dresses for my daughter as well.
If you don’t want to shop for a new dress or need some inspiration, my client closet is available to you! When you book a session with me, you receive unlimited access to all the clothes in my client closet. You also receive access to Style & Select which helps you plan out your clothing options depending on what kind of look you’re going for with your family photography session.