It Is almost outdoor family photos season! As a Tampa Photographer, I am on a mission to make family photos a stress free and fun experience, for the WHOLE family (yes including dads!). Id love to share some tips with you on how to be prepared for your outdoor family photos!

Outdoor family photos

Preparing for Outdoor Family Photos

  1. How to choose the right photographer?
  2. What to wear for your outdoor family photos?
  3. Choosing a location for your family photos.
  4. When to reserve my session?

How to choose the right photographer?

One of the most important things you can do when booking outdoor family photos is to choose the right photographer for your family. Finding a photographer who specializes in family photos is key. You want your photographer to understand the family dynamic. As well as which poses to prioritize, and how to pull out genuine emotion during your session. As you are searching for your perfect photographer check to make sure their editing is consistent. Therefore you know exactly what you will be receiving for your session.

Lastly one aspect of choosing a photographer for you outdoor family photos that is often overlooked, is personality. I highly recommend choosing a photographer whose personality you connect with and enjoy. Not sure how to see if their personality is a fit? Ask to chat on the phone before reserving your session! If you are interested in reading more tips on how to find the right photographer you can check out my blog “How to choose the right photographer

What to wear for your outdoor family photos?

Choosing what to wear for your family photos can be overwhelming. Therefore I recommend dressing for the season. There is nothing worse than an uncomfortable kiddo during family photos. When dressing for outdoor family photos in Florida, I recommend light weight clothing! My families receive a complimentary styling appointment. This is where you may come into the studio and choose your family’s outfit from my curated client closet. But you can also check out “What to wear to your beach family photos

Choosing a location for your family photos.

For outdoor family photos I recommend choosing a location that feels comfortable for your family. While also showcasing the natural beauty of the outdoors. Being so close to the beach in Tampa, Florida you can’t go wrong with beach photos for your outdoor family photos! If you are a family who enjoys nature and hiking a park may be a perfect spot for you. Filled with greenery and natural light peaking through the trees. It makes a perfect backdrop! When reserving your session with Julianna Claire Photography you get access to my locations gallery filled with all the locations I frequently photograph at.

When to reserve my session?

Many photographers book out months in advance. Once you find your perfect photographer i recommend reaching out to find out what their schedule looks like. When you reach out in advance you will have a better opportunity of reserving the date you would like. I am currently booking fall outdoor family photos with limited availability.

Id love to help you plan your outdoor family photos session! I am booking on a limited basis for Summer and Fall! Make sure to contact me to reserve your session. I’d love to work with you! Check out my portfolio to take a look at my other work. Follow me on Instagram for updates and session sneak peaks!


I love this blog post about outdoor sessions so much. The photos go so well with all the tips, and I can see what an excellent service you provide for your clients. It just comes together so beautifully and the gallery turned out amazing.

The variety of imagery you get in your sessions is really beautiful, I especially love how the baby ended up in his diaper!

What a lovely client experience you provide. Your clients don’t need to worry about a thing- and what dreamy images!!

These are so helpful!!! I especially like the tip about making sure to choose a photographer with a personality you gravitate towards. It helps so much when you can connect on a personal level.

I love that you offer a curated client closet for your clients. Figuring out what to wear is probably the most difficult part of planning for a family photo session. I bet Tampa has lots of great locations.