10 Tips to Take the Stress Out of Planning Your Family Photo Outfits

I get it. One of the most stressful parts of family photos is just choosing what to wear! We think we have to get it perfect before we hire someone to capture this season in our family’s life and feel like we never quite get there, so it can even become the thing that makes us keep putting a photo session off. It’s happened to me too, but I’m here to encourage you not to let that be the reason you don’t take family pictures this year!

That being said, here are 10 tips for planning out your family photo outfits to help take the stress out of the process. There is also a bonus section if you keep reading with inspiration for where to shop!

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It was my absolute pleasure to capture the Gunters on this gorgeous, 60 degree day at Tanyard Creek Nature Trails, one of my favorite spots to shoot in Northwest Arkansas. Have other location ideas for me? Let me know in the comments below! I'm always looking for new spots :)