Styling Tips for Fall Family Photos: How to Choose Outfits That Wow

Family photos are cherished keepsakes that immortalize love and togetherness. Achieving a picture-perfect look requires some thought, especially when it comes to attire. In this guide, we'll offer styling tips to make your fall family photos an aesthetic delight.

Style Tips for Mom: Where It All Begins

  1. Opt for a Flattering Dress: Begin with your ensemble. A well-fitted dress with a cinched waist will highlight your silhouette and make you look effortlessly chic. Our diverse collection features a wide range of dresses designed to make you feel fabulous and confident.

  2. Choose Your Color Palette: Once you've settled on your outfit, derive a color scheme for the rest of the family based on it. Aim for 2-3 primary colors to create a cohesive look.

  3. Prioritize Comfort: Whether it's jeans, skirts, or dresses, make sure your outfit is comfortable and allows for easy movement.

  4. Accessorize Thoughtfully: Embellish your look with season-appropriate accessories like belts, hats, or scarves. Feel free to switch them up during the photo shoot to capture different vibes.

    You'll be able to find a dress that you feel fabulous and confident in with our wide selection of fitted dresses.


    • Choose the color you want to wear and build from there.  Once you choose your outfit build the color scheme off of your outfit for the rest of the family.
    • Choose something comfortable, and easy to move in. This can be anything from jeans to skirts to dresses - just make sure they fit comfortably while being flattering!
    • Accessorize! Add belts, hats, scarves, jewelry, or other items that make sense for the season.
    • Switch accessories during your family photo shoot to get a few different looks.

    Choose your color scheme

    • You can find outfit ideas on Pinterest of family pictures with outfits to help you with choosing the colors and look you like
    • We recommend choosing 2-3 colors for the color palette and then having variations based on these color options.
    • It's important to consider not only which outfits will work best in different situations but also how they will look on you--considering things like color palette preferences (warm or cool), fabric choice (light vs heavyweight), etc.--and do some preplanning before heading out so everything goes smoothly once there!
    • Coordinate but don't match, use colors that complement each other. The main reason for this is that wearing the same color is going to blend into each other. You want to create balance in your family pictures.

    Fall Outfits for the Entire Family

    1. Coordinate, Don't Match: Opt for complementary colors to bring balance to your family photos. Identical colors can result in a monotonous look.

    2. Muted & Rust Color Palettes: Fall is the perfect season for earthy, subdued hues like rust or olive green. These colors add a warm touch without overpowering the frame.

    3. Location Matters: The setting can dictate the style of clothing. Whether it's a beach or a park adorned with fall foliage, make sure your outfits align with the location's vibe.

    Think muted colors.

    Avoid overpowering colors when they distract from the picture. Look for a mixed version of the same color. If one wants a hot pink shirt, try a soft dusty rose instead.

    neutral color pallet
    rust color palette

      What to Avoid

      1. Distracting Patterns & Logos: Steer clear of clothing with busy stripes, tight plaids, or visible brand logos. These elements can divert attention away from the subjects.

      2. Ill-fitting Clothes: Oversized or poorly fitted clothing will not photograph well. Aim for a tailored fit for everyone.

      3. Unnecessary Extras: Modern watches, hair-ties on wrists, or phones in pockets can be distracting. Empty those pockets and keep accessories timeless.

      Crafting the perfect ensemble for fall family photos can be a challenging yet rewarding experience. By following these guidelines, you'll be on your way to creating stunning visuals that you'll treasure for years to come. Don't forget to browse through our Scout and Poppy dress collection; we're confident you'll find something that suits your style and elevates your family photos!

      FAQ - Family Photos

      Family Photos FAQ

      What is the best color to wear for family photos?

      The best color to wear for family photos depends on the setting and your family's style. However, neutral tones such as beige, white, and light pastels often work well for a cohesive look.

      What to wear for family fall photos?

      For fall family photos, consider wearing warm, earthy colors like mustard yellow, maroon, and forest green. Layering with sweaters or jackets can also add texture and depth to the photos.

      What to wear for outdoor family photos?

      For outdoor family photos, comfort is key. Choose outfits that allow you to move freely and suit the weather conditions. Earth tones or colors that complement the natural background often work well.

      What color makes you look good in pictures?

      Colors that complement your skin tone usually make you look good in pictures. For lighter skin tones, darker colors can offer a good contrast, and for darker skin tones, lighter colors can work well.

      What shoes to wear for fall family photos?

      Boots or closed-toe shoes in earthy tones often fit well with the fall theme. Make sure they are comfortable, especially if you'll be moving to different locations.

      How do I prepare for fall family photos?

      Prepare for fall family photos by choosing a location and time of day that capture the essence of the season. Coordinate outfits in advance and consider bringing props like a blanket or seasonal accessories to enhance the photos.

      What time of day is best for family photos in fall?

      The best time for fall family photos is usually during the "golden hour," which is the hour after sunrise or the hour before sunset. This provides soft, warm lighting that can really make your photos pop.