Outdoor family photography: What to dress my kids in
The things you really need to know about styling family photography.
The weather is nicer, lockdown restrictions are easing. Finally! It is so nice to be able to plan some amazing outdoor family photography sessions in and around London’s parks.
Whether you’re looking for natural family photography featuring just the kids or the whole family – and pets too! – there’s something really freeing about being able to let the kids be kids, have a great time and get the moment recorded, captured on camera for you to treasure forever.
You want it to look natural. Unposed. Timeless. I get it. But what are the kids going to wear? Does it matter?
Let the kids be kids
What makes a great candid family photography session is when you let the kids be kids – natural expressions, genuine emotions and heartfelt reactions. You know when your own kids run around the park with their siblings or friends, their pure delight and imagination drives how they look and feel.
I treat all my outdoor family photography sessions like a play date. We have loads of fun and the time just flies by.
But what to wear for the perfect timeless look? Something neutral is always a good place to start; not too bright colours or patterns that will distract from your kids’ faces. Having said that, many children love their bright colours and if that’s your kid, then go for yellow – it generally doesn’t clash with other colours!
You can always compromise and let the kids wear wellies; they always seem to love these and they make for endearing photos!