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Surrey Photography: What to wear to your autumn photo shoot

Our Family Mini Shoot day is coming up so we thought we would inspire you with some ideas of what to wear to an autumn photo shoot.

Autumn is so full of rich and earthy colours, there is a huge palette just waiting to be used.  Really think about the season, look at the tones around you when you are outside and think which colours you have in your wardrobe that would look good against an autumn back drop.

autumn colour autumn clothes


We always suggest that a family coordinates their outfits, however this doesn’t mean you have to be to matchy-matchy!  It is important to also think about what colours suit the members of your family.  Don’t dress your son in pea green if it makes him look washed out!  Choose colours that light up their eyes and skin tones.

Don’t forget to add textures to your outfits.  Chunky knit jumpers or hats will look great in Autumn pictures.  Add a splash of fun colour with a pair of shiny welly boots for the kids!



Photograph taken by Haleigh Rhoner.

design seeds colour palette


Corina Neilsen is a photographer based in the USA.  She has written some great ‘what to wear’ guides and we offer some of her words of wisdom here on how to dress your whole family!

If I were building outfits for my family this is how I would do it: Corina Nielsen

  1. Keeping your location and season in mind, start with one person.  Don’t try and think of everyone at the same time.  I find that mum or a little girl makes the most sense since they would typically be the ones wearing a print.  So mum will be wearing a floral print dress (small pretty pattern that is).
  2. Now move on to the next person.  You will be pulling colors from mom’s dress so begin to think about who in the family would look good in what colors.  Dad doesn’t look so good in XYZ since it tends to drown out the tone in his skin.  Let’s pick ABC for him instead.  And so on.
  3. Then start to come up with ideas to personalize the session.  A little boy may have a security blanket or teddy bear he never parts with…. be sure to bring that with you.  The little girl may like crafting so have her make a cute matching headband or clip for her hair.  Mom loves tulips… on your way to the session pick some up.  Make thoughtful choices and be sure to discuss the ideas with your photographer!  Believe me, most are full of ideas however, it’s always nice when the family helps and truly ensures a “custom” session.


Here are a few lovely outfit ideas put together by another american photographer Jessica Downey.  We hope they all inspire you and look forward to seeing you on Saturday.  There is one session left due to a last minute change so if you would like to come along do call us as soon as possible.


If you click on the pictures you will be taken to the websites that the ideas came from.  Thanks to all those who inspired this blog post.

If you would like to BOOK  the last place on our Mango Studios Family mini shoot day this saturday please contact us HERE.

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Becky: 07748 186 463  or Liana: 07976 625 552

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