Cute clothing for stylish family photo outfits is a recurring box request that our personal styling team receives around this time of year.

So, after talking to the photography pros, we asked five of our Mac & Mia personal stylists for their family photo outfits tips. These are the questions they ask, tips they have and how they think about styling outfits for your boxes so your family will look great in your family photos!

Mac & Mia Personal Stylist Stephanie Jaffe and her family. | Family Photo Tips | Mac & Mia Blog
Mac & Mia personal stylist Stephanie Jaffe and her family.

1.) Location matters

“I am going to style a box differently if the family is taking pictures apple picking in an orchard, or in the middle of downtown with skyscrapers in the backdrop.” —Stephanie Jaffe, Nashville, Tenn.

2. What is mom wearing?

“I always ask the mother what she is wearing for the photo, to understand the aesthetic she is going for in the photos.” —Tracy Fuller, Boston, Mass.

Mac & Mia Personal Stylist Megan Crouse and her family. | Family Photo Tips | Mac & Mia Blog
Personal Stylist Megan Crouse and her family.

3. Add fun accessories!

“Accessories make or break the look. I always like to include a special piece, like a necklace or fun socks because it’s all about the details.” —Megan Crouse, Washington, D.C.

Mac & Mia Personal Stylist Pam Priestly Gyles and her family. | Family Photo Tips | Mac & Mia Blog
Personal stylist Pam Priestly Gyles and her family.

4. Look Alikes

“My favorite way to style more than one child is in coordinating outfits but nothing too match-y. It’s great to pick to colors or fabrics, like denim and white and create unique outfits.” —Pam Priestly Gyles, Providence, R.I.

Mac & Mia Personal Stylist Jamie Doyle and her family. | Family Photo Tips | Mac & Mia Blog
Personal stylist Jamie Doyle and her family.

5. Photo Intent

“I like to know what the photos are being used for. If the family is making holiday cards, I like to make sure I am including more festive pieces versus if the photos are going to be framed in their family room, in which case I prefer more classic options.” —Jamie Doyle, The Hamptons, N.Y.