Beach Family Photo Outfits

Family Sessions

Thinking about a summer session for your family? What to wear for beach family photo outfits doesn’t have to be complicated. The golden sand, the sound, colors of the ocean, and breathtaking sunsets enhances the beauty of your family portraits. Whether it’s a casual day out or a planned photoshoot, the beach provides endless opportunities.

This beautiful Summer family session was taken just before golden hour in West Seattle. Lincoln Park is an easy commute from Seattle for families with small children. A walk down to the beach gives you access to a small stretch of beach that is fun to explore. Driftwood logs, and flowy beach grass set the vibe for a relaxed golden hour session.

Embrace light and airy fabrics.

When it comes to beach photography, opt for light and breathable fabrics that you can move in. Consider outfits made from cotton, linen, or lightweight blends to keep everyone comfortable amidst the coastal breeze. These fabrics allow for movement and help create a relaxed vibe, complimenting the beach setting.

Choose a color palette that compliments the beach.

To create a cohesive and visually appealing look, select a color palette that compliments the beach environment. Soft pastels, cool blues, sandy neutrals, and sea-inspired hues such as aqua or mint green work really well. Avoid overly bright or bold colors that may distract from the natural beauty of the beach.

Go for timeless, classic styles.

Think flowy maxi dresses, linen shirts, chambray shirts, or light blouses paired with relaxed trousers or khaki shorts. Avoid trendy patterns or designs that may quickly date your photos. Instead, focus on clean lines and simple silhouettes that emphasize the beauty of your family. Remember, the focus is on you, not your clothing.

Choosing the right outfits for your family photos can elevate the visual appeal and create a cohesive aesthetic. Embrace light and airy fabrics, choose a color palette that compliments the ocean, coordinate without matching, and draw inspiration from the beach’s natural tones. Opt for timeless styles and consider adding subtle accessories that enhance the overall look. Ready to book a session? My calendar is open for Summer sessions online. This Summer, I will be visiting the Oregon Coast at the end of August. If you want a really scenic spot for your family photos, send me a note to secure your spot. See you there!

with love,
Maria Alcantara