What to wear for spring family photoshoot

Have you booked spring pictures and not sure what you can wear?  That is the one of the most common questions I get from clients.

Spring is a very colourful time, there is so many locations where you can see spring in full bloom. See my Blog Post about perfect spring photoshoot locations.

The Cherry Blossom trees in Edinburgh is an excellent place for a Spring Photoshoot, but it usually only lasts for a few weeks before all the flowers float away.

First of all, make sure you have a wardrobe that make you feel comfortable.

Wardrobe should alway be comfortable and reflect who you are. I do not recommend matching but rather coordinating. Try to choose plain tops, shirts with no imprints on them so they don’t distract. Your photo session will depend on your well-being not on what you wear.

You don’t need to go and buy a special outfit for the occasion at all.

5 Tips on What to Wear for Spring Family Pictures

1.Choose your colours

What is the best color to wear for pictures?

In the spring, pastels and light fresh blues, greens and yellows are a great option.

What is the worst colour to wear in photos?

Solid colours are always best, as opposed to patterns. “Very pale pastels and whites can make you look washed-out.” - Lee Eiseman.

However, colour in makeup can help considerably, especially professional makeup.

If you need fresh and amazing spring make up, Neelam - Edinburgh make up artis is always there to help .

Spring Summer 2021 Pantone Color Trends

2.Complement, don't match.

We want colors that complement each other: so for instance, soft colors (light blue, gray, blush) or warm colors (brown, orange, burgundy), If you want colorful images, then you should choose a more vivid color scheme for your outfits!

Generally, solids work best.

What to wear for your spring family photoshoot in Edinburgh , Scotland . Family and newborn photographer

3.Let your kids have something to say

If your daughter hates wearing dresses, don't make her wear one for the day of taking photos. If your son finds the bow-tie shirt uncomfortable, leave it on.

Happy children - happy photos!

4.Choose layers instead of coats

In early spring the days can sometimes be cool, even when the sun is shining.

Before you grab everyone’s coats, and cover up the beautiful outfits you’ve chosen I recommend considering layers instead.

An extra vest or t-shirt underneath your outfits, and cardigans, gilets, jackets or scarves on top can add interest and depth to your photographs that a coat probably won’t.

5.Plan for the weather

Nothing is worse than being miserably uncomfortable in a perfect outfit. If you’re planning an outdoor session April or May dress in layers that you can easily take off if you get too hot.

Also take into account that the weather in Scotland is unpredictable, one moment we have a hot summer, the other a spring rain, and the next a freezing winter breeze.

It is also always good to have an umbrella and rubber boots in the trunk of the car.

What should you not wear for a photo shoot?

  • In general, try to avoid bright colours, funky patterns and anything with a logo.
  • Avoid very bright and neon colours.
  • Don’t let the photoshoot persuade you into wearing something you’ve never worn before. You want to be comfortable.
  • Don’t wear something that you can’t breathe in just for the sake of a good picture. The photoshoot is all about showing who you are.


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