What to Wear on your Maui Family Photography Shoot

maui family photography session at sugar beach by maui photographer wendy laurel on filmNow — what to wear, what to wear, what to wear….

on your Maui family photography session.

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.

colorful and creative and joyful maui beach family photography session by maui film photographer wendy laurel-
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.

maui family at beach at sunset playing photos by maui photographer wendy laurel-1film photo of two girls at four seasons kona jumping in pool by wendy laurelPlease contact me here to book your fun Maui family photography session.