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Tips for a Stylish Spring Family Portrait Session!

Flowers are blooming, birds are chirping and spring is in the air! With everything coming back to life after a long winter, this makes it the perfect time for your Spring Family Portrait Session. We are often asked  how families should dress for their session and understand that coordinating outfits for everyone can be a bit challenging. To help you, we created our Spring Style Guide to provide you with some tips and inspiration for a stylish family portrait session! We hope you have fun putting together outfits for your little ones … and the big ones too!

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Tip #1 Coordinating vs. Matching

Move away from being overly “matchy” when choosing outfits for your family. Instead, choose a color palette that you enjoy and build outfits that compliment each other based around those colors. This allows your family to showcase their individuality while still coordinating to ensure the best family photo!

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The Cox Family photographed at Lake Anna

Tip #2 Functional and Fashionable

Choose clothes that are fashionable and functional. Kids need to be free to move around during the portrait session so clothing that is too formal can end up being frustrating. Kids will be kids and we want to allow for lots of fun, giggles and big smiles!

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Mia and Corin photographed in the mountains of Virginia

Tip #3 Props 

Bring along some favorite toys or props like kites, wagons, or a teddy bear to incorporate into your session. These will mark this special time in your child’s life and can help put your kids at ease while they are being photographed. Plus, it allows you as parents to be creative and can add to the fun of planning your session!

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Aria photographed at Keswick Vineyards

Tip #4 Pop of Color

Add a pop of color to your outfit and your pictures are sure to stand out in the best way! A bright colored jacket, headband or pair of shoes are a great and easy way to do this!

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 The Barnard Family photographed in Cape Town, South Africa

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