What to wear?

Often I am asked what to wear in family photos. It is hard to answer since there are so many different directions you can go and look great. Back when I was growing up it was popular to have all the family in jeans and matching white shirts or everyone dressed in one color. While that is still done and continues to look great,, it seems that many people are getting a little more fashion forward with their choices by mixing colors/tones giving each person an individual look but all together still well coordinated. I find that selecting 3-4 colors or tones and mixing it up for each person is a wonderful way for everyone to have an individual look but collectively to have a well-coordinated photo.

Ultimately, these are your photos to love and enjoy, so I think it is important that you choose clothing that makes you feel good and reflects your style. If you are the kind of family who likes to dress casually in life then that is perfectly acceptable for a family photo! If you want to make it more of a special occasion type attire that is also great! Whatever makes you happy and love the photos, I think that is the best way to go. If ever you need help, I have visual references for my clients who need a little direction or inspiration.

Here is a photo session I did this summer for a family who always does a great job of styling their shoot. I love the pale purple, blue and white palate they chose. Each person has a great individual look but together they all go well as a group too! I love that the little girl’s dress ties all the colors together and the pattern is not too distracting because it is surrounded by solids. Here are my favorites from their at-home family photo shoot!

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At-home Los Angeles Family and kids photographer professional pictures
At-home Los Angeles Family and kids photographer professional pictures
At-home Los Angeles Family and kids photographer professional pictures
At-home Los Angeles Family and kids photographer professional pictures
At-home Los Angeles Family and kids photographer professional pictures
At-home Los Angeles Family and kids photographer professional pictures
At-home Los Angeles Family and kids photographer professional pictures
At-home Los Angeles Family and kids photographer professional pictures
At-home Los Angeles Family and kids photographer professional pictures
At-home Los Angeles Family and kids photographer professional pictures
At-home Los Angeles Family and kids photographer professional pictures
At-home Los Angeles Family and kids photographer professional pictures
At-home Los Angeles Family and kids photographer professional pictures
At-home Los Angeles Family and kids photographer professional pictures
At-home Los Angeles Family and kids photographer professional pictures
At-home Los Angeles Family and kids photographer professional pictures
At-home Los Angeles Family and kids photographer professional pictures
At-home Los Angeles Family and kids photographer professional pictures

Summer Park Session

This photo session was captured just before 4th of July in a park with a few festive decorations. This was my second session with this loving family and my first time meeting their daughter. It was late afternoon and the lighting was beautiful. We wandered around the park mixing portraits with play. I like to change it up throughout the session to capture a variety but also to keep kids having fun throughout. Here are my favorite photos from the day!

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Los Angeles outdoor natural light park photography professional kids and family photographer
Los Angeles outdoor natural light park photography professional kids and family photographer
Los Angeles outdoor natural light park photography professional kids and family photographer
Los Angeles outdoor natural light park photography professional kids and family photographer
Los Angeles outdoor natural light park photography professional kids and family photographer
Los Angeles outdoor natural light park photography professional kids and family photographer
Los Angeles outdoor natural light park photography professional kids and family photographer
Los Angeles outdoor natural light park photography professional kids and family photographer
Los Angeles outdoor natural light park photography professional kids and family photographer
Los Angeles outdoor natural light park photography professional kids and family photographer
Los Angeles outdoor natural light park photography professional kids and family photographer
Los Angeles outdoor natural light park photography professional kids and family photographer
Los Angeles outdoor natural light park photography professional kids and family photographer
Los Angeles outdoor natural light park photography professional kids and family photographer
Los Angeles outdoor natural light park photography professional kids and family photographer
Los Angeles outdoor natural light park photography professional kids and family photographer
Los Angeles outdoor natural light park photography professional kids and family photographer
Los Angeles outdoor natural light park photography professional kids and family photographer
Los Angeles outdoor natural light park photography professional kids and family photographer
Los Angeles outdoor natural light park photography professional kids and family photographer
Los Angeles outdoor natural light park photography professional kids and family photographer
Los Angeles outdoor natural light park photography professional kids and family photographer
Los Angeles outdoor natural light park photography professional kids and family photographer

Fantastic 5

I feel as though I have grown up with this family. I have had the pleasure of capturing their crew since their first born was a toddler and have watched their family grow ever since. I have watched their bonds grow, their personalities shine, it is really something special to be a part of capturing pictures within their family unit. Their youngest was such a personality, full of energy and expression! She keeps them on their toes, in the most wonderful way. Their son has always been a bit more reserved but with a kind nature and maturity beyond his years. Their eldest daughter loves to laugh and play but with poise and grace. I feel so fortunate to make such special connections with families over the years!

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Outdoor Los Angeles park family photography professional kids photographer
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Outdoor Los Angeles park family photography professional kids photographer
Outdoor Los Angeles park family photography professional kids photographer
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Outdoor Los Angeles park family photography professional kids photographer
Outdoor Los Angeles park family photography professional kids photographer
Outdoor Los Angeles park family photography professional kids photographer
Outdoor Los Angeles park family photography professional kids photographer
Outdoor Los Angeles park family photography professional kids photographer
Outdoor Los Angeles park family photography professional kids photographer
Outdoor Los Angeles park family photography professional kids photographer
Outdoor Los Angeles park family photography professional kids photographer
Outdoor Los Angeles park family photography professional kids photographer
Outdoor Los Angeles park family photography professional kids photographer
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Outdoor Los Angeles park family photography professional kids photographer
Outdoor Los Angeles park family photography professional kids photographer
Outdoor Los Angeles park family photography professional kids photographer
Outdoor Los Angeles park family photography professional kids photographer

One year old!

A year ago I photographed baby Cruz as a newborn and this time we did pictures on his first birthday! He has grown up so much since I saw him last, full of smiles and moving around everywhere. We held the session in the family home, doing family portraits, pictures of the birthday boy and then ended with a cake smash and a bath. Such a sweet family and a darling little boy. Happy birthday Cruz!

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