Orange County Family Photography | What to wear to a Fall Photo Shoot

Orange County Family photo shoot at the Mission in San Juan Capistrano. The clothing for the session is Fall inspired with lots of layers and textures.

OC Family Photography | What to wear to your Fall family portrait session

For Orange County Families, planning the outfits each year for your portrait session can be stressful.  I know that lots of my Orange County families want each portrait session to look unique.  Of course, we do this by changing the location of their session each year.  But clothing also plays a roll in making each year’s session look different the last.

Does your mind go blank when you try to figure out what to wear to your family portrait session?  Have you already done white and denim and you are looking for something a little more stylized?  I love the idea of layering up clothing to give your session a Fall vibe.

Orange County family portraits in the Mission at San Juan Capistrano.  These clients are dressed for Fall in layers and rustic colors.

While it doesn’t quite feel like sweater weather yet, sweaters make a perfect clothing selection for a family session.   When I think about outfitting an entire family, I always start with one or two base colors and then add another pop of color to give that finished look.  For example, white and navy with a pop of yellow, or navy and white with a little turquoise.  Mixing it up a little with clothing keeps your family session looking different from year to year.  Orange County Family of 5 at the Montage Beach in Laguna Beach for a family portrait session.  The family selected all Fall colors for their sunset session and they look great.It is also important to take into account the background for your session.   For the beach, I love a cool, casual vibe, while the Mission is a perfect spot to dress up a little and show off your fancier clothing.  Fields and park backgrounds work great for layered sweater and boots style. 

Orange County Family photographed in the field surrounding Laguna Hills.  This family when with a black and grey color scheme for their family photographs.
We love to help you put together a complete look for your session.  To book a session, click here.   

Or if you need the help of a stylist, you can visit the personal stylist we work with, Chantal’s website by clicking here! 

Blue Sky’s Studio is a family, high School senior and branding photography studio that specializes in magazine quality photography in Orange County, California.  Kristin loves photographing Orange County families, high School seniors and Orange County businesses including corporate headshots.   To schedule a session with Blue Sky’s Studio, in Laguna Beach or other Orange County surrounding areas, you can send an email to  We are now booking for the Fall Portrait session 2020.  We are taking special precautions because of Covid-19 to ensure that you are safe and healthy.

Blue Sky’s Studio specializes in photographing on location in the following areas, Laguna Beach, Irvine, Newport Coast, Newport Beach, Aliso Viejo, Laguna Niguel, San Clemente, Coto De Caza, Dana Point, The Ritz Carlton, The Montage Resort, the Surf and Sand resort and the Monarch Beach Resort.