How to style your family photography session

Choosing the right outfits for your family

This is most definitely the biggest concern among families planning their session! You want your clothing to feel like you, and your personality- but also look good at the same time. It can be hard to plan outfits for everyone, especially when there is multiple people to style. But not to worry- I got you! I make sure that I provide my families a lot of support when it comes to choosing the perfect looks. Styling can feel overwhelming…there are lots of choices, options, accessories, etc! And often times, clothing that looks good for a night out, isn’t always the best for photographing. So how do you know what to choose?

Here are my top tips for perfect styling!

  • Coordinate but DON’T match! I can’t emphasize this enough. Everyone looking exactly the same is doing yourself a huge disservice. Think of styling as another way to show your personality and authenticity. It is another layer that can give you the most from your photography experience. Mix and match coordinating colors, neutrals, and textures. Choose one or two colors and stick to them! This ensures cohesiveness and individuality all at the same time.
  • Women and girls- choose a dress with movement. Movement will add so much to your gallery. Don’t be afraid to let the wind catch your hair, or twirl and let your dress flow freely. It will all add to the drama of your photographs!
  • Communicate with your photographer! I am here as your resource- use me! Text me outfits, ask me for an opinion. I am happy to give it.
  • Read your Welcome Guide. I provide so much information in there about even more styling tips, right down to the best places to shop and purchase clothing in a variety of price points. It is a wonderful resource!
  • Utilize Style and Select. Even if you don’t choose outfits from the platform, it can help give inspiration, and knowledge about coordinating outfits, and what to look for.

Make sure you give styling the attention it deserves! Your photographs will be better for it, I promise!


I wholeheartedly believe in the power of authentic documentation. Our stories and truths are not only a gift for ourselves, but also through the generations, becoming treasured keepsakes as proof of our place and time. My passion lies in storytelling that focuses on your present moments. Whether our adventures take us deep into the Hudson Valley, high in the Catskill Mountains, or within the comfort of your home, it is always about where you are meant to be and where you feel the most alive.