What to Wear for Spring Photos

Styling Guide for What to Wear to Your Spring Photos Session

Spring is a great time of year to update family and child photos. Whether you’re coming to my spring outdoor mini session, or just having a full spring session on your own. But as always, deciding on clothes can be tricky for child and family photos. It’s a bit easier for child portrait sessions where you don’t have to coordinate an entire family. Either way, I try to always help out my clients to make sessions as easy and stress-free as possible. Which is the reason why I love these what to wear posts, and today’s is for spring photos! I’ve included some photos from last year’s spring sessions, both in studio and outdoors for inspiration.

As always I also included some outfits and clothing ideas with links to give you a good starting place. Remember: comfort is key! Kiddos will be way happier if they’re comfortable and you’ll see it in the portraits. And if you are having an outdoor session, remember that it’s New England and weather can change by the second. Layers, layers, layers! Keep scrolling for all your spring photo styling needs.

Styling Ideas for Spring Portraits for Boys

When it comes to styling spring portraits for boys, there are a few different ways you can go. Some parents like to take advantage of a portrait session by having their kiddos dress up. Whether that means a button down shirt and trousers or a full suit (the linen suits in particular just make me smile!). Or you can absolutely go more casual with linens, plaids, chambray, and pastels. Below are some great pieces that can serve as inspiration for you!

Outfit idea for spring and easter portraits for boys
This Outfit Idea from Janie and Jack is so perfect for spring photos!
Outfit idea for boys for spring photos including floral shirt and blue woven blazer from Cat and Jack
I love this blue blazer from Cat and Jack. And it looks so cute with the floral shirt!
Boy outfit ideas for spring portraits using white polo shirt with chambray collar from Cat and Jack.
The chambray collar on this otherwise white polo is a great way to mix it up!
Floral shirt ideas for boys for spring photos.
Florals are not just for girls! I love this floral linen shirt for boys.
Pink-orange and white striped button up short sleeve shirt for spring outdoor or in studio photos for boys.
This soft pink-orange is such a great color, and the white stripes break it up perfectly.
Tan blazer for boys
This Tan Blazer is a great option for boys for spring.
Plaid matching outfit ideas for siblings
This plaid shirt from Target is adorable and also matches dresses for girls, and the cute romper below!
Plaid matching outfit ideas for siblings for photos
This Plaid Romper would look adorable on baby boys or baby girls!
Colorful ideas for boy outfits for spring.
This colorful plaid button down is perfect for spring!
Neutral colored blazers for boys for spring portraits
This Blazer from Gymboree is so handsome for spring!
casual outfit ideas for spring child portraits
This cream colored set is a great option for more casual photos
Polo ideas for boys for spring photos
This Pastel Striped Polo would be great with jeans or khakis!

Styling Inspiration for Spring Pictures for Girls

When I think of spring I think flowers, pastels, birds, and gardens. So it’s no surprise I used those as inspiration for these spring looks for girls. When it comes to styling any child session, it’s important that your little one is comfortable. So make sure they’re warm, not wearing anything that’s itchy or tight, and that they’re happy! Below are some great pieces I found that range from neutral and simple to bright and quirky. If you’re having a spring photo session this year, consider pieces like these for your little ladies.

Casual outfits for spring portraits
Another romper, this chambray option is a great casual choice.

Wondering what to wear for your child’s spring photos? Styling can be tricky any time of the year. When it comes to springtime in New England, the weather can be tricky. But whether you’re having an in-studio or outdoor session, there are some great styling ideas for springtime portraits! Crabapple Photography is located in Andover MA and serves clients from around the area including Woburn, Boxford, Somerville, Wilmington, and beyond. Kate McKenna has been photographing babies and children of all ages since 2009. Contact Kate today to learn more!

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