What to Wear for Family Photos: Fall Edition

Pittsburgh Family Photographer – Danielle Blewitt Photography

Fall is the most popular time to update family photos and understandably so! The weather is gorgeous, the colors are stunning and fall clothes are always a favorite. But how do you choose the perfect outfits and more importantly, where do you find them?

This guide will give you some great tips for coordinating the perfect outfits for your family photos, provide you with some great color palettes for the season as well as some outfit suggestions from some of my favorite places to shop.

Creating a Signature Look for Fall

The “feeling” of fall is memorable for each of us. Use this to style the feel of your photos by including earthy colors, playful layers and seasonal accessories like scarves and boots.

Here are some quick tips to incorporate into your wardrobe for your fall photos:

Use layers to your advantage. Layers are a fantastic way to create depth and visual interest for your photos. They also are very functional during the fall months when the weather can change quickly.

Take background and scenery into consideration. Fall gives us plenty of gorgeous colors and backdrops for beautiful family photos. You want to compliment, but not match the colorful landscape.

Incorporate signature patterns. If you don’t wear a plaid shirt in the fall, we might not be friends. Kidding, sort of! In all honesty though, plaid and flannels are great base for incorporate the looks and colors of fall.

Look for textures that add dimension. Chunky sweaters, textured sweaters, unique fabrics all add dimension and interest to your photos. Try to mix the textures into your wardrobe as well.

Accessories can make your photos unique and memorable. Adding accessories gives your session it’s own character can can be really fun props for a variety of shots.

Favorite Fall Color Combinations

Here are some of my favorite color combinations from past families of mine that embraced the fall season beautifully. I hope these can inspire your families wardrobe for your next photo session.

Green, Mustard, Black & Cream

Rust, Black, Mauve & Gray

Crimson, Light Gray, Navy & White

Mustard, Navy, White & Light Blue

Olive, Cream, Maroon & Navy

Mustard, Navy, Olive & Denim

Best Places to Shop for Fall Family Photo Outfits

Now for the good part, where do you find cute, unique outfits for your fall family photos? Here is a list of some of my favorite places to recommend to clients and use for myself.

Shopping for Mom

Bohme – If you looking for some beautiful, flowy dresses for Mom – this is the place to start.

Free People – Another option for pretty dresses for Mom. Shop online or in-store at Ross Park Mall.

ModBuffy – Charming, timeless and gorgeous dresses for mom.

Lulus – Has a wide variety of dresses for all seasons.

Red Dress – Affordable and cute selection of dresses for mom from boho to classic.

Pink Blush – Pretty maternitywear For the expecting mommas.

Saving Paige – More cute dress options for Mom!

Shopping for Dad

Express Mens – For timeless and handsome options for Dad.

UNTUCKit – Find quality array of timeless options for Dad.

Buckle – Handsome casualwear for Dad.

Shopping for Girls

Mila and Rose – Looking for something girlie and adorable? This cute online boutique has it.

Zara Kids – Find some unique and trendy clothes for little girls from 3 months and up.

Mia Joy – Find flowy, beautiful boho dresses and flowing rompers. Also great options for Mom.

Smukke on Amazon – Dresses, rompers and more for girls.

Hayden Girls – Nice selection of dresses, rompers and jumpers for girls including Mommy and Me.

The Neutral Babe – Adorable baby clothes that are timeless and unique.

Arrows and Lace Boutique – More great stylish but timeless options for babies and little ones.

Shopping for Boys

Me & Henry – Adorable pieces for boys from newborn and up.

Shopping for Kids

H&M Kids – Find many trendy and affordable options for both boys and girls.

Cat and Jack at Target – Find affordable but uniquely cute outfits for little boys from newborn and up.

Janie and Jack – Find the perfect balance of timeless and cute clothes here.

Shopping for Whole Family

Old Navy – Affordable and classic clothing for the full family. Also many retail locations available.

Nordstrom Rack – Shop for the whole family in one place for a quality wardrobe.

Get complimentary styling when you book with me!

If you love these tips but hoping for a little more help finding your perfect outfits, every family that books with me gets access to my complimentary and professional styling service. You can pick the look you want and color palette desired and be guided to a customized feed of personalized recommendations based on your selections. You can mix and match your favorites using their easy-to-use style boards. When finished, I will email you a link to all your selections to purchase.

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Life moves too fast. Although we can’t slow it down, we can record the moments that fill our hearts and tell our story through photos and films. I am a Pittsburgh family photographer and film maker that helps families record their stories and pause some of life’s greatest moments.

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about Danielle Blewitt

Life Moves Too Fast!

Hi, I’m Danielle. I’m a Pittsburgh Family + Newborn photographer. As a mom of two, I know how fleeting the early years are. Since we can’t slow down time, we can record the moments that mean so much. I help Pittsburgh families hit pause by recording these memories in photographs and films and I would love to work with you. Let’s see what we can create!

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