I know, I know- it’s the end of July and still summer! But, if you’re like me  some of you like to plan ahead. And if there’s anything that i’ve learned over the years as a Walnut Creek family photographer, it’s that planning ahead is definitely better than waiting until the last minute. Sometimes it can feel daunting to decide on what to wear for your upcoming family photos, so this post is here just for you!

I just released my fall petite sessions, and I cannot wait to see the beautiful families and couples that booked them. (Psst, if you want more info on those, head to this blog post HERE!). But my petite sessions don’t include personalized wardrobe assistance like my full length sessions do, so I thought I would post a few blogs over the next few months with some great options for you all to wear to your family photos! Below you’ll find some beautiful pieces that would photograph great!

Mom: Nothing Fits But dress. I just bought this for myself, and man it’s every bit amazing as I hoped it would be, so comfy- I’m going to live in it!
Not a fan of dresses? This top (in tan) from target would look great with some high rise jeans and slides!

Dad: Mens Blue Shirt from Nordstrom with Beige chinos

Girl: Olive green dress from Old Navy

Boy: Polo shirt with some jeans

Baby girl: Bubble romper 

Want a fun pop of pattern? This flower romper from Target is darling!

Baby boy: Long pant romper

Even if none of the above pieces strike your fancy, they’re a great inspiration! Clothing like what is listed above will photograph great, which is one of the aspects of making sure your photos turn out as amazing as possible! The colors of the clothing above as well as the styles are great go-to’s. Maybe your style is different from this, and that’s okay! You can totally take what is listed above and put your own spin on it. Feel free to look through past blog posts as well as my instagram feed to gather more inspiration of what other families have worn for their sessions with me!

*I do make a small commission off of some of these links, but I truly do adore all these pieces and believe they would photograph beautifully! I always appreciate you shopping the links provided when you do! 🙂 


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. 


These photos help you to have a little sneak peek into what you will receive if you have me as your family, newborn, maternity, or motherhood photographer in San Francisco. If you want to see a full gallery from a session please don’t hesitate to ask- i’d love to share one with you! Are you interested in booking a session or learning more about sessions with Rachel? Contact me HERE.

If you would like to know more about investment for sessions, head to THIS page.