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How to Choose the Right Outfits for a Beach Family Photography Session

A family photography session on the beach provides the perfect backdrop for creating beautiful, timeless memories. From coordinating colors to considering comfort, this guide will help you plan your family's beach photoshoot attire for a picture-perfect experience.

Consider the Environment:

During any outdoor photography session you need to be mindful of the weather, that is one thing we can not control! Beaches are often very windy and sometimes rain so be prepared for either on the day of your session. I recommend light colors and breathable fabrics such as cotton or linen to keep everyone comfortable. Flowy dresses, shorts, and short-sleeved shirts work well to capture the relaxed and carefree atmosphere of the beach. Also, bring a change of clothes and towels because your children will want to play in the water!

Coordinate Colors, Don't Match:

Instead of everyone wearing the same color, aim for a coordinated color palette. Consider the beachy tones like blues, greens, and sandy neutrals. This adds visual interest without looking overly coordinated. Avoid busy patterns and text that can distract from the natural beauty of the surroundings.

Choose Timeless Styles:

While it's fun to experiment with fashion trends, choosing timeless styles ensures your photos won't feel dated years down the line. Classic, casual attire tends to work well for beach photography and maintains a timeless appeal.

Comfort is Key:

Ensure everyone feels comfortable and at ease in their chosen outfits. Uncomfortable clothing can reflect in facial expressions and body language, affecting the overall mood of the photos.

Be Ready to Move:

I encourage my clients to play and have fun on the beach, whether it's playing in the sand or splashing in the waves. Choose clothing that allows for easy movement and won't become a hindrance during the session. Bare feet are best!

With some consideration of the environment, color coordination, comfort, and style, your family can step onto the beach confidently, ready to create beautiful and enduring memories. By following these tips, your beach photography session is sure to result in stunning images that capture the joy, connection, and natural beauty of your family. For more inspiration, please check out my Family Photography page.

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