Fall Dresses for Mom

Let’s face it, figuring out what to wear for family photos can be overwhelming. It’s easy to put off selecting outfits, and then randomly pull pieces from your closet at the last minute or in a panic, rush out and buy everyone matching shirts at the mall. While the main ingredient of family portraits is your beautiful family, styling your session can truly make your photos into artwork you will be jumping up and down to put on your walls (and show off on social media)! I am going to share some of my favorite fall dresses for mom in this post.

When you book your session, I will send you a styling tool to help you select and coordinate outfits for the entire family! But the starting point to dressing your family is always to pick an outfit for mom! Honestly, as a mom, if I don’t feel pretty in a photo, it will never make it on the wall (let alone be shared digitally!). Plus, once mom’s outfit is selected, the rest of the family will fall effortless into place.

A gorgeous well fitting maxi dress is one of my top recommendations for mom. Not only do maxis make you look long and lean while standing, they drape beautifully when you are seated. Tight, short or restrictive clothing makes photos stiff and hinders playing and interacting with your children in a natural way. If maxi dresses aren’t your thing, consider a long skirt with a structured top (peep this ‘fit). Flowing, but well-fitted clothes create beautiful organic movement and allow mom to shine!

Here are a few fall dresses that photograph beautifully along with a few extra links below. Even more options are available with the styling tool I will share with you when you book your session!

This Joyfolie dress flowed beautifully even on a windy spring day! Mom was able to stand, sit, twirl and play with her kids without worrying about her dress pulling up! And it now comes in cinnamon for fall!

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Hey, it’s me! I have to admit, I wasn’t sure about wearing this Free People slip dress I ordered for our family photos. But once it arrived I knew it would be perfect …the length is better for someone on the shorter side (and how tall are my boys getting?!!!!)! Adding a chunky sweater as a layer gave me the option of covering my arms for some of the images!

photo cred: Stormy Solis

This maternity friendly dress photographed beautifully and comes in a variety of beautiful fall tones! You don’t have to have to be expecting to wear it either! I love the cap sleeves and beautiful texture!

A few other Fall Dresses for Mom:

A mustard maxi dress with long sleeves.

An ethereal maxi dress.

This flattering gauzy piece.

This stunning floral beauty.

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Hello, I am Julie. Wife, mom of two boys, photographer, adventurer and coffee lover. I live in Colorado and never run out of places to hike, explore, and play with my family. Some of our most recent adventures include white water rafting, tent camping, and exploring Rocky Mountain National Park.