Guys, I get it.

Figuring out what to wear for family pictures can be STRESSful! But it doesn’t have to be.

The best advice I have is to wear what you would normally wear – just one step “nicer.” Lemme explain. If your hubby is typically a t-shirt and jeans kinda guy, put him in a comfy solid color tee or henley if it’s cooler, pair that with a nice pair of jeans or a pair of khakis and dress shoes or casual sneakers and viola! If your daughter is obsessed with glitter, find her a sparkly dress and build everyone else’s wardrobe around it. Keep the patterns simple (but don’t be afraid to mix and match stripes with florals), choose colors that compliment each other, stray away from being too “matchy matchy.” Bright, neon-like colors tend to cast color back into your face, so I suggest to avoid those too. And don’t forget the shoes – if your pictures are outside, it’s likely we’ll have to walk a bit to get to our spot. Chunky heals or wedges are recommended for moms, barefoot is awesome for babies and kids – avoid Crocs whenever possible 🙂

So now you’re thinking, “OK, now how do I go about finding these clothes?”

I’m glad you asked! Where you shop depends on your family’s personal style. This year, I am happy to offer styling advice to families through a customized link. This helpful tool gives you a variety of style choices allowing you to style your family and select outfits from the comfort of your own couch with links to online stores, taking all – ok, most – of the stress out of choosing outfits for family pictures! Online shopping not your thing? No worries, this link is also helpful for giving families a starting point for what colors and styles to shop for.

Easy for you to say…

I have been blessed over the years with so many great looking families in front of my camera, and took a few cues from them when planning outfits for my own family’s pictures this fall. While it hasn’t been without its struggles (sizes I needed unavailable, picky teenage boy, etc…), in the end, I’ve found outfits everyone is happy with and comfortable in. I can’t wait to share the end results with you all!

All sessions with kDarling Photography are photographed on film. What does that mean for you? That means you’ll still receive your images via an online gallery. You’ll still be able to print where you wish or through my professional lab. What will change? I will get to slow down a bit at your sessions, allowing me to pay closer attention to details. We’ll get to know each other better, and we’ll have even more fun! And best yet – you’ll get your session back much sooner! Sound great – you’re excited? Me too!


Hey there, I’m Kristin, owner and photographer at kDarling Photography located in Fisher, a small town in Central Illinois, just a few minutes from Champaign-Urbana.  When I don’t have a camera in my hand, I can be found at one of the kids’ many activities, or at the “happiest place on Earth”…which is Target, of course!!  I have 2 of the sweetest kiddos, Payton and Mackenzie and have been married to my best friend for 18 years.  Capturing the true personalities of those I photograph paired with yummy dreamy light makes my heart sing.  Film and digital photography are both my weapons of choice to create cherished memories, which makes me a “hybrid photographer.”   In studio lifestyle newborn photography is my specialty, along with children of all ages and families, with an occasional high school senior sprinkled in for good measure.  To schedule your next session, please contact kDarling Photography by email or at 217.778.1325

For information on wedding photography, please visit our wedding website at www.SweetDarlingWeddings.com

September 26, 2019