Heeeeeeey there fam!

Fall is here and NO that does not mean buckets of pumpkin-spice lattes. It’s the perfect time for a family photo session. The vibrant leaves, decorative sweaters, and warm sun create a picture-perfect backdrop for capturing those special moments with your loved ones. But what to wear? Fret not! We’ve gotcha covered with some fabulous fall fashion tips that will help you look your best and make your holiday photos truly memorable.

Embrace the Autumn Color Palette

Fall is about rich and earthy tones. Think about those deep reds, warm oranges, rustic browns, and vibrant yellows. Adding these colors to your family’s outfits will help you blend in with the beautiful autumn scenery. Don’t be afraid to mix and match colors to create a harmonious yet diverse vibe.

Cozy layers for comfort and Style

Layering is not just practical but also adds depth and texture to your photos. Consider adding cardigans, scarves, blazers, hats or vests to your outfits. These items can easily be removed for different looks throughout the session. This can also be applied to jewelry!

Couple Fall Photo Session in Tachikawa Tokyo Japan
Couple Fall Photo Session in Tachikawa Tokyo Japan

Timeless Denim

Denim never goes out of style and works well for fall family photo sessions. Jeans can be dressed up or down and are great choices for a relaxed and classic look. Pair them with a nice blouse, button-down shirt or sweater for a complete look!

Think About Those Feet

Shoes matter more than you think in family photos! For a fall session, consider stylish boots, comfortable loafers, or even sneakers if you’re going for a more casual look. Make sure everyone’s footwear matches the overall style of their outfit.

Family Photographer Couples Photography
Another magical couples session during Twilight hour in Showa Memorial Park with Daigo helping me as my lighting team.

Dress for the Location

Think about where you’ll be having your photo session. If it’s in a forest, a park, or in the city, choose outfits that suit the surroundings. Earthy tones might work best in a natural setting while bold colors might pop against the urban Tokyo backdrop.

Don’t Forget Hair and Makeup

Ladies AND Gents, a little extra effort on hair and makeup can go a long way. A fresh, natural look is usually best for family photos, and a bit of hairstyling can add a polished touch to your overall appearance.

Feeling Comfortable

Last but not least, make sure everyone feels comfortable in their outfits. Uncomfortable clothing can make your family members look and feel stiff in photos. Choose clothing that allows for movement and more importantly, brings out your personalities and smiles!

BONUS: Shichi-go-san Kimonos

If your child or loved one is 3, 5, or 7 years old, chances are you’ll be looking for a kimono to celebrate shichi-go-san. These types of photo sessions are great for families who want to create collections of milestones for their children and families. Keep in mind that there are special 7-5-3 kimonos for girls at ages 3 and 7 years old and boys who are 5 years old. Some families opt for wearing something formal like a suit or dress however, it’s so easy to blend into the warm autumn scene with a nice kimono.

Don’t have a kimono on hand you can use? No worries. You can rent kimonos from popular (and English-friendly) kimono rental shops!

Just remember, the most important thing is to have fun and cherish the moments during your autumn family photo session. The right clothing choices will only enhance the beauty of your family and the season. Go out and rock those fall colors and capture memories that will last a lifetime!

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