Inside: It’s always difficult to know what to wear for family pictures every year so I’m sharing several ideas for every season!
Family pictures are one of my favorite traditions every year.
We always set aside some of our budget to pay for a professional photographer to take our photos.
I’ve done family pictures often enough that I now have photos from each season of the year!
These family photos feature outfits for couples, maternity, families with small children, and even large families. So if you’re wondering what to wear for family pictures, you’ve come to the right place!
I also find that sometimes during the actual photoshoot, it can be difficult to know how to stand and pose, especially with small children who don’t always cooperate.
I’ve worked with some fabulous photographers in the past who have done a great job posing our family in a natural way!
So here are lots of ideas for what to wear for family pictures and the best natural family picture poses.
What to Wear For Family Pictures in the Fall
Fall is one of my favorite times to take family pictures.
I love the colors that the changing leaves add to the photos and it’s cool enough that you’re not sweating in the pictures, but not cold enough that you’re freezing. The weather is perfect!
For our first fall photos, we went with a neutral cream and blue color scheme.
You’ll see that the blue and cream color scheme comes up A LOT in our family photos. I didn’t realize how much we’ve used it until I pulled all of our photos together.
It can be so fun to add in bright or unusual colors, but a nice, neutral color scheme makes the photos timeless and easily shareable on social media.
These photos were taken by my husband’s grandparent’s cabin in Wallsburg.
In our next Fall family photos, we did a few pops of color.
I loved how my pink shirt wasn’t too distracting with the fall leaves.
These photos were taken at Silver Lake by Brittany Summers.
In our next fall family photo, I incorporated classic fall colors like burgundy, gray, black, and cream.
This is probably one of the best matching family outfits I’ve put together!
These were taken up Butterfield Canyon by Brittany Summers.
In the next fall family photo, we also used burgundy, black, gray, and cream.
This was taken at Tibble Fork Reservoir.
What to Wear For Family Pictures in the Winter
We’ve only done one winter family photoshoot and that’s because it’s so cold!
But getting some snow pictures was totally worth it. I love how they turned out!
These were taken up Big Cottonwood Canyon by Christine Olsen.
Here is another winter family picture idea for large families.
And some Christmas outfit ideas for family pictures.
What to Wear For Family Pictures in the Spring
Every spring we go to the Utah State Capitol to take pictures with the blossoms.
If you can catch the blossoms while they’re beautiful and blooming, it makes for a gorgeous backdrop for spring family pictures!
These photos were taken by Sadie Banks.
My husband took these ones in 2020.
If you didn’t know, he’s the man behind most of my blog photos and has developed quite a talent over the years!
What to Wear For Family Pictures in the Summer
Summer family pictures are probably my all-time favorite!
It’s dang hot, but the trees are gorgeous, the grass is green, and everyone is tan from being out in the sun lol.
We’ve done several summer photo shoots over the years.
The first was our one-year anniversary shoot done by Jenna Bechtholt at this awesome grove by IKEA. The grove has been cut back over the years and isn’t as large and beautiful as it used to be, unfortunately.
I chose shades of blue for these photos (surprise, surprise!).
The next set of summer family photos was a nautical-inspired photoshoot done by Christine Olsen at the Provo Marina by the Utah Lake.
I love these photos so much because they help me remember my first pregnancy.
The family photos we took in 2017 are probably some of my all-time favorites!
I loved wearing super light, neutral colors, and I loved how beautiful the location was!
These were taken up Little Cottonwood Canyon by Hannah McFall.
We took family photos in 2018 with my side of the family up at Bear Lake.
I loved this pretty spot we found by our condo!
Here are our family photos from 2018! I went with the blue color scheme again, but added in pink for Ella!
These were taken at Mehraban Wetland Park by Christine Olsen and I am obsessed!
All of the work planning outfits, giving everyone a haircut, and bribing the kids totally pays off with amazing photos!!
In 2019, I went with a feminine beachy vibe and I love how they turned out!
These were taken at the Great Salt Lake state park by Paulina Kettenring Photography.
And I have to include our front porch pictures from 2020!
This was the first time I wore yellow for family pictures and I love how it turned out.
I kept the yellow theme going in our formal family pictures, with a cream, navy blue, khaki, and mustard color scheme.
These photos were taken at Loch Lomond Pond by Vandelay Industries Photography.
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I’m constantly sharing our outfits over there!
I hope all of the photos we’ve taken throughout the years gave you some awesome family picture outfit ideas and natural ways to pose during pictures.
Let me know in the comments which outfits you’re most likely to wear.
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