Choosing what to wear for your session can feel daunting, so I’ve narrowed down these 5 casual dresses for spring family photos that a versatile, flowy, and flattering for different body types. Regardless of what you choose, my #1 tip is to choose something you feel great in. These casual dresses are a great upgrade from standard weekend ware, but still comfortable and fun that you can easily rotate them into your regular spring wardrobe.
That means plunging necklines, super ruffle-y or “fashion-forward” styles, above-the-knee cuts, or tight-fitting fabrics are not always the best choices (*waves to date night, not family photo day at 8am). There are always exceptions, but for the most part, keeping it simple and flowing is always a win.
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This comes in several really beautiful colors -goldenrod, dark blue, and bisque are my faves! Super flattering with a built-in belt, below-the-knee length, and modest neckline – it’s like your favorite tee dressed up.
Obsessed with this one. A delicate embroidery detail and ankle-length makes this playful without leaning on beachy.
This would be so cute paired with a neutral sweater/cardigan or denim jacket. Love the pattern that adds some interest without being overwhelming or blending in at an outdoor location.
This one has an air of sweetness to it – I love the fabric and button details that are so feminine and playful!
If you’re a neutral fan, this is your jam. I’d love to see it accented with some fun jewelry and maybe a cardigan or jacket accent, but it’s a great basic piece for outdoor locations. I can just see an adventurous mom holding the bottom up in her hands, splashing along a river with a crew of barefoot kids!
I hope this helps narrow the field for your wardrobe search! As always, my number 1 rule when planning what to wear for family photos is that mom goes first!
And hey, if dresses aren’t your thing, that’s totally fine, too!
Just take a look through my portfolio to see what other Firefly moms have rocked in their sessions and you’ll find lots of great ideas + confidence to wear whatever feels most like you.
Reach out here & we’ll get started!
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