What to Wear on your Maui Family Photography Shoot

what to wear for family photos on maui beach by maui photographer wendy laurel on filmNow — what to wear, what to wear, what to wear for family photos on the beach on Maui.

The best advice I can tell you is to show up as yourself.

By that I mean, dress as your style. Be you. But BE you at the beach!  Beach clothes are perfect — swim suits, surf trunks, shorts, tees, sun dresses.  You do NOT want to dress up for photos on the beach. Think about dressing down into your most casual and likely to get wet and sandy clothing or swimsuits.

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lahaina family photography photo by maui photographer wendy laurel

You want your photos to be pretty and real.  On the beach, pastel or bright colors work well.  Light cotton clothes, sundresses, t-shirts, shorts are easy to work with.  Do NOT try to match each other.

I advise against black or navy – its harsh in the bright sun – and also against the everyone wear white group shot.  Be yourselves and wear your favorite beach clothes.

oveshine a family beach photography session in lahaina maui by maui photographer wendy laurel on film

For large groups, picking one or two main colors (or rainbow) and having everyone choose their own clothes in those colors usually works well for a nicely coordinated but not matching look.  Stripes, polka dots, plaid.. I love them all.  The surf shops on Maui have a great variety of fun beach going clothes.  Also, don’t be shy… want to wear bathing suits?   Feel free!  If we are shooting on the beach, you will probably get at least your feet wet.  Plan for sand and sea.

what to wear for family photos on the beach on maui by wendy laurelwhat to wear for family photos by maui photographer wendy laurelIn trying to decide what to wear for family photos on the beach on Maui, my best advice is wear what you would wear to the beach on a normal day.  A cute swimsuit with some cut off levis and a tee shirt, or maybe you more of a swimsuit with a sundress type of girl.  But think BEACH.   Please contact me here to book your fun Maui family photography session.