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What To Wear Spring And Summer Family Photos

More than any other question, I am always asked by clients what they should wear to their family session. What you wear sets the tone for your pictures, so choosing your outfits can be a daunting task, but it doesn’t have to be! The most important thing to remember is that your clothing should reflect your own personal style, you should feel comfortable and wear what makes you feel good.


The most important thing to rememeber is that your clothing should reflect your own personal style, you should feel comfortable and wear something that makes you genuinely confident and happy. If you feel good, you will look good!  Choose clothing that gives you freedom of movement and won’t require a lot of maintenance throughout your session.


When you are picking a color scheme please bear in mind that these colors will be the colors displaying on your wall so you would like your images match with the interior of your house.


Always keep your session location in mind when choosing your outfit. You don’t want to blend with your background. If you want natural looking, relaxed images, dress in a way that’s appropriate for your location.


I recommend that you start by selecting a base of 2-3 colors and carry those through the outfits so that everything “goes” together but doesn’t match. Keep in mind that the colors you choose for each family member do not have to match, but they should look nice together. Mix neutrals with some accent colors. Neutral colors create a soft and elegant style, and will give your images a timeless feel.

Spring and Summer color palettes for photo sessions


My advice is to start with mum’s outfit first. This will set the pace for the rest of the family’s wardrobe. When you are choosing your outfit, try mixing it up with textures : tulle skirt, lace dress, denim jacket, etc…


Professional hair and makeup is a splurge but it is decision you will never regret. What better excuse to pamper yourself than a photo session? The more confident you feel with the way you look, the more relaxed you will be in your photos.

Check your finger nails, you do not want chipped nail polish because it can be seen. If you are wearing sandals, make sure you have a pedicure too.

Remember to iron the outfits. You are investing time and money into a custom portrait session, take the time to ensure everything has been reviewed.

Shoes are a very important part of wardrobe and they make the whole look cohesive Choose colors and styles that coordinate with the choice of your outfits. Steer clear of flip-flops, runners/sneakers, or shoes that are too worn out.


Below is a mood board for inspiration when shopping for your portrait session’s wardrobe this Spring. Click on the links to shop for exact pieces.

Spring Style board for family portrait session

Mama dress: Worth Collective (currently on sale for $68)
Girl dress: Zara (sizes 9 months – 6 years) – $35.90
Knit sweater: Zara (sizes 9 months – 5 years) – $25.90
Shorts: Zara (sizes 9 months – 6 years) – $22.90


Ready to book your portrait session? Both Signature and Simplicity Sessions are available. Wardrobe assistance is included for all clients who book a session with Yvonne Niemann Photography. Just one less thing you have to worry about! Inquire for details.  |  706.713.0676 Session availability is updated on Instastories regularly. Check it out HERE.

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Athens, GA Family Photos With Kids

This portrait session in Athens, GA meant the world to me. These people are the very first people we met when we moved to Georgia. There were only two daughters at the time and my daughter and their now middle daughter became instant friends. It has been a pleasure watching this family grow not only in numbers, but in age, wisdom and character. So many milestones they have gone through together as a family and many more to come. When they commissioned me for their family photos with their kids, it was such an honor. It had poured on the day of their session and the field we were going to do their session was drenched. We could not move their session date as their eldest daughter and her boyfriend had to leave the next day. Luckily, the rain cleared out and I offered up this location that would work rain or shine. When it was sprinkling, we took cover and when it was dry (most of their session), we utilized this beautiful downtown Athens, GA setting. Perfection!

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If you are looking to update your family portraits, contact Athens, GA family photographers of Yvonne Niemann Photography today to set up your appointment. Currently scheduling Fall sessions in Georgia and St. Louis. I am available to travel to other locations across the United States. Inquire for details. Both shorter Simplicity Sessions and full Signature Sessions are open for booking.  |  706.713.0676

50 Year Anniversary Photoshoot in Athens, GA

I recently had the great honor of doing a 50 year anniversary photoshoot for this wonderful couple in Athens, GA. It meant the world to me that they trusted me with their big milestone portraits. It was actually a gift from the husband to his wife, which is just the sweetest thing. He used to work for Kodak, so he knows photography, which made it that much more of a compliment that he picked me to be their photographer. These two are so in love and it really shows in how they interact with each other. Their second home is on a lake and they enjoy their time outdoors, so we picked this local lake to showcase them as a couple and their favorite type of location to spend time with each other.

50 year anniversary photoshoot in Athens GA

I think it is so important to get in front of the camera for not only ourselves, but for our children and the generations to come. That was exactly this couple’s sentiment. They wanted images to gift to their children and grand children. Such a thoughtful gift and something everyone will cherish. It had been a long time since they did a portrait session that focused on them as a couple, which I feel is so common once we get married and have children. It is why I always encourage parents to get images of them alone during a family portrait session. It is something that is super meaningful to you and for your children. Always great for children to see their parents in love and it documented through portraiture.

If you are about to celebrate an anniversary, why not consider a portrait session to document the milestone with an anniversary photoshoot? Contact Athens, GA photographers at Yvonne Niemann Photography today to schedule your session. Currently booking Fall portrait sessions. Inquire for details.  |  706.713.0676

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