Outfit Ideas for Baby and Family Photos
Posted: November 5, 2023

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Alicea is a Professional Photographer specializing in newborn, baby and maternity portraiture out of Minneapolis, MN. She lives in Maple Grove with her husband, son and rescue pup, Masha. Her hobbies include reading, photography, gardening, trivia games and on occasion jamming to 90's rock and hip-hop; mostly while cleaning the house.

Looking for outfit ideas for baby and family photos in Minneapolis? I just had to share this sweet baby girl’s baby milestone photography session for her 6-month photos. These are prime examples of outfit ideas for baby and family photos. I just love how these images of this beautiful family turned out.

Read below to get my tips on outfit ideas for baby and family photos.

outfit ideas for baby and family photos with coordinating shades of jewel green and peachy tones

Solid Colors in Simple Patterns

These outfits are a perfect blend of simple patterns in solid colors while adding texture. This mama did a great job coordinating Dad’s and each girl’s outfits with peachy tones that perfectly complimented her jewel-toned green dress. These colors are perfect for Fall and Winter family photos, especially when done at the studio with an all-neutral backdrop.

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Use 3-4 Coordinating Colors

The colors mom used in these outfits are green, peach/rust, and white. Three colors, in my opinion, are the perfect amount when coordinating outfits. Peach (or orange) and green complement each other perfectly while white adds just the right amount of accent color.

Think of the time of year you’ll be taking your photos. Pastels work great in spring and summer while jewel tones work better in fall and winter. And I always advise avoiding colors like bright pink and neon green. When in doubt? Stick to neutral colors like black, white, grey, and beige.

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Skip the Matching Outfits

A few decades ago, it was trendy for family photos to have everyone wearing the same outfit. Think blue jeans and matching white tops. That’s one way to outdate your family photos! I’m pretty sure you can find lots of examples on awkward family photo sites.

This smart mama found similar dresses in similar colors for her girls but didn’t have them wear matching outfits. This lets each one of her girls stand out individually in the photo.

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Pick One Outfit and Coordinate From There

Not sure where to start? Pick one outfit and coordinate from there.

The goal was to have a great family photo for their annual Christmas Card while also coordinating these outfits with the same dress her big sister wore in her 6-month photos 2 years ago.

The result is a cohesive look, so when you put all the photos together it looks well coordinated and timeless (and will look great in her First Year Album!)

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I’m always happy to help my clients with outfit ideas for baby and family photos. I address this in my Welcome Guide that each client gets when they book their session or first-year baby plan package with me.

If you’re looking for baby milestones and family photos, please reach out to me today! I’m now booking photography sessions in January, February, and March.

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