25 Tips on What to Wear for Beach Pictures along with a few extra tips for shooting and editing beach pictures. Family beach pictures can be a highlight from our vacations yet what to wear for a beach photoshoot can be taxing on mom. So we hope these tips will help you along the way!
What to Wear for Beach Pictures
There is nothing more beautiful than family beach pictures on a gorgeous beach..whether at sunrise or sunset. Usually when I plan family photos the biggest question I have is “What’s the best colors to wear for our beach family portraits?” I want them to look amazing…right? I’m hoping my research will only help you and provide you some inspiration to help you figure out what’s best for your family beach pictures.
Beach Family Photos
What to Wear for Photos on the Beach at Sunset
What’s the Best Colors to wear for Beach Portraits
#16 Be barefoot. Shoes do not make sense in the sand.
#17 If you are having beach sessions made while on vacation, try to schedule them toward the beginning of your vacation. Sunburns and funky tan lines inevitably happen while on vacation, and they can look strange in family photos.
Best Time to Take Pictures Outside
#18 Try to schedule your session during the early morning or evening. This is for the best lighting. No one looks good with squinty eyes and harsh shadows.
I usually go to Gulf Shores, Alabama, twice a year every year. In my opinion, it has the best beaches!! You can’t beat the beautiful white powdery sandy beach there.
#19 If you wear patterns – make sure you’re both not wearing strong ones so they don’t clash.
#20 Solid colors always photograph well. If you guys are fun and energetic – bright colors work great.
If you’re laid back and relaxed – neutral colors are amazing too!
Family Beach Pictures
#21 Balance is the biggest issue you have to face. Its not about the color of the clothes, its about how the style and color of the clothes balance with each other and the setting that you are in. No matter what the setting is, choose colors that you would see from there. If you are in the woods, browns, white, greens, and even yellows go great with that type of surrounding. You don’t want to wear something that is going to take away the focus from the location; example: pink or bright oranges or even black (in some cases) will take from the images.
#22 A neutral color pallet- blends so nicely with the natural elements rather than being in competition with them if that makes any sense. But I can also see where a pop of color can be well placed and not overwhelming and if done in moderation won’t seem harsh. White always has such a nice glowy soft look in the late afternoon sun.
White Dress for Beach Photoshoot