Victoria BC Family Photography – What to wear for your portrait session

I can appreciate getting ready for your family portrait session can be a daunting task. But fear not! As a photographer who leans towards capturing candid, genuine moments, I’m here to guide you through the prep work with a relaxed approach. After all, the best family portraits are the ones where everyone’s just being themselves – comfortable, happy, and maybe a tad goofy.

What clothing to wear for your Victoria BC Family portrait session

Dos and Don’ts for a Stress-Free Session

DO choose outfits that are classic and timeless: Solid colors rather than trendy patterns will allow you to enjoy these photos in the years to come.

DO choose comfortable clothing: This is non-negotiable. If you’re going to chase your toddler around or hoist your kiddo on your shoulders, those tight pants or high heels might not be your best friends. Opt for outfits that allow you to move freely and reflect your family’s personality. We’re also going to get better results (and the kids will be happier) if everyone is wearing something comfy.

DON’T forget about the shoes: Comfortable footwear is key, especially if we decide to venture off the beaten path for that perfect shot. Plus, comfy shoes mean happy feet and more smiles for the camera.

DO consider coordinating, but not matching: Gone are the days of everyone in white shirts and khaki pants. Think harmonious colors and patterns that complement each other without making your family look like a uniformed group.

DO bring a playful attitude: Ready to play tag or have a mini dance-off? Great! Candid shots where you’re genuinely interacting with your kids often turn out to be the favorites. Plus, it helps everyone feel more relaxed in front of the camera.

DON’T stress about perfection: The occasional grumpy face or silly expression is part of the family dynamic. These authentic moments can end up being the most cherished photos because they’re real.

Embrace the Fun and Let Go

Remember, the goal is to capture the essence of your family, quirks and all. So, wear what makes you feel good, bring an open heart, and let’s create some beautiful, genuine memories together. With a focus on the relaxed and candid, I promise the process will be as enjoyable as the final product. Let’s make your family portrait session all about the the love you have for each other!