Seasonal Outfit Ideas

By Melissa Ann on 2015-08-13


Summer is in full swing with exciting vacations, backyard cookouts, and family reunions. If you haven’t had a chance to document special moments with your family yet, now is the perfect time to get everyone together for a family portrait session.

Portrait Innovations has fun beach backdrops that will make your Summer photos shine. Without the sand and wind, it’s the perfect place to pose for your seasonal portraits!

I know that it can sometimes be a bit overwhelming to figure out what each member of your family should wear in family photos. You want to make sure everyone looks their best, and you also want be sure that everyone looks great all together as a group.  Have no fear, if you’re looking for some outfit ideas for your family, I have some inspiration for you. 

Generally, it’s always a good idea to stick to clothing choices that are not distracting. For example, you’ll want to steer clear of “loud” prints and patterns, that may distract from the face of the person wearing the item of clothing. Patterns can also clash with the background that you’re posing against. The best option is solid color clothing, in a cohesive color palette will ensure that your photos look great.

You may be asking yourself, “Ok, so what colors should we wear?” Classic navy blue tones are a wonderful color palette for Summer family photos.


These colors are generally associated with the ocean, and would be a nice compliment to the Summer beach backdrop that Portrait Innovations has available right now. Our family recently had our photos taken at Portrait Innovations, and I styled our clothing in varying shades of blue. I really like how the photos came out with this color choice.

Another option is a vibrant coral color palette. This would add a nice pop of color and a tropical feel to your Summer portraits. This is a bold hue that you can definitely have fun with, and even mix in a little yellow, too.

Then, have your beautiful pictures from your portrait session printed into a keepsake Portrait Book, or a large canvas to proudly display in your home. We made a beautiful gallery wall at the entrance of our home with our photos from Portrait Innovations, which you can read about here.

Ready to have gorgeous photos of your family taken before Summer is over? You can conveniently find a Portrait Innovations photo studio near you by using the studio locator tool here.

Tags: Summer Backgrounds, Outfit Ideas

Melissa Ann

Melissa Ann is a wife, mom of two little boys, and blogger at The Eyes of a Boy