Spring family photos outfits

I was inspired this past week by Helena Schwatz Photo to put together a mood board for some outfit inspiration! As a Alameda family photographer these boards can be so fun to put together and equally helpful for clients too.  I used to make boards like his all the time, but then time got away from me and I haven’t gotten around to it in quite some time. But if you dig back in the archives of my blog you’ll certainly find some. Putting together this board has inspired me to start to do this again.

I put mom in this darling ditsy floral dress from one of my favorite shops! I adore this store and always want to buy everything sold there. So it’s no surprise that I’ve been eyeing this dress for myself for a while now. It would be darling for spring family photos because it’s feminine and timeless. Not to mention the fact that it would be a great everyday dress too!

I grabbed a gender neutral romper from H&M for a baby. I love this style and have bought this exact romper for my daughter in different patterns multiple times now. The texture is a definite bonus too! I always love fabrics with texture because they photograph so well!

This lilac purple dress for big sis is adorable! If I’m honest I don’t’ love the color purple, I never really have.. But this dress is making me change my mind a little bit. It would be darling with a white top underneath, a cardigan over it, or with knee high socks and mary jane shoes! 

Dad’s in a neutral brown sweater that buttons up. I love this look that can go with jeans or some lighter brown khaki pants. He could wear a white t-shirt underneath or a button up shirt too. 

Mom’s Dress: Adored Vintage

Toddler Dress: H&M

Dads Sweater: Nordstrom

Baby Romper: H&M


Rachel Howden Photography is a family photographer in the San Francisco Bay Area who specializes in family, newborn, baby, motherhood, and maternity photography in the Bay Area. Including Livermore, Oakland, Walnut Creek, San Francisco, San Mateo, Palo Alto, San Jose, Fremont, and Pleasanton. This session focuses on Rachel as a Alameda Family Photographer.

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