19+ Winter Family Photoshoot Outfits

Get inspired with 19+ chic, stylish, and precious winter family photoshoot outfits for 2023 that will make your photos that much more amazing and memorable!

(Brittany Gabhart)

Originally published September 2021, Updated November 2023

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Family Photoshoot Outfit Ideas Winter Edition

It’s that time of year…the weather is chilly, shearling and fleece are in full force, and the magic of winter is on it’s way!

If you are thinking of scheduling a family winter photoshoot session, this post will inspire you with the best winter photoshoot outfits that are stylish and perfectly curated for the whole family (nothing tacky that will make you cringe in years to come!).

I have enlisted professional photographer, Jamie Cornish, to share her tips and tricks along the way. So read on to get inspired – whether you are all about plaid and gingham, or into winter whites and soft neutrals. 

Is it getting closer to Spring? Plan ahead and check out these Spring Family Photoshoot Outfits!

What should a family wear for winter pictures?

When it comes to winter family photoshoot outfits, you can keep it simple with cable-knit sweaters, shearling jackets, pants, and boots. Or, dress up with a shimmery maxi dress and have the boys in blazers and button-up shirts.

Jamie Cornish, professional photographer, recommends considering the type of photos and poses you want to do with your family to help you decide what to wear. For example, if you plan to be sitting more and cozy, wear a longer skirt or dress to feel more comfortable in the pose.

Winter Family Photoshoot Outfits List:

Whether you love the rich, beautiful colours of the season or like to keep it minimal, modern, and neutral, I can guarantee there’s an idea below for you!

Classic black and white.


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I absolutely love this simple and classy neutral combination for winter family photoshoot outfits.

The main colors are black and ivory, with only a subtle plaid pattern on the little girls skirt (it has a touch of green with black and white). And the cozy sweaters mesh wonderfully with casual black denim. And, the sleek, black sweater dress on the mama is just so flattering and chic.

This look is perfect for an indoor photoshoot, but you can easily take it outdoors on a mild winter day! Jamie Cornish says, “be sure to wear an outfit that fits really well and you feel like you can sit or stand in and you will feel your best!”

Burgundy, plaid, and tan.


This gorgeous combination works so well when it comes to winter photoshoot outfits. The neutral tan sweater, burgundy knit, and pop of plaid look polished and classy.I also love the small touch of plaid under the tan sweater!

I would pair these tops with denim for a casual look, or dress pants on the boys and a black silk midi skirt on mama. If there is a girl in the family, a knit sweater or cream puffer jacket with a plaid skirt and black booties would complete the ensemble (see below!).

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Neutrals, black, leather, and wool.


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Another classic and cozy neutral combination, I love how the light beige, tan, and black works together in this winter family photo. This photoshoot is laid-back but still classy, and the dress and leather jacket with fedora hat is such a great look for the mama.

These colors blend perfectly with the winter scene and everything looks cohesive.

Warm earth tones, fur, and lots of layers.


There is so much beautiful color in this winter family photoshoot! I love that the colors are muted but pop against the white snow. Both mom and dad are wearing forest green and rust red tones, and the girls are in lighter neutrals with pops of mustard, red, and green.

Extra layers of warmth are added with knits and the most precious fur vest on the little girl. And, everyone in brown shoes ties in with the earth tones. Such a great combination!

Cozy pieces and neutral colors.

A winter family photo where the the family is dressed casually in jeans, sweaters, and flannels in green, beige, and white tones

You and your family will want to stay comfortable during your photoshoot, but you can still look stylish and put-together while doing so. I recommend sticking with casual and comfy pieces like beanies, sweaters, jeans, and Ugg slippers is perfect for that comfortable feel with a cozy winter aesthetic. 

I love the combinations of colors here. The outfits have a warm and colorful feel while working effortlessly together. The green on Mom’s sweater works so well with the pine in the background, and the blue denim is another bright and beautiful touch. 

Blue linen with black and white gingham.


This is an unexpected outfit combination but it totally works. The bold blue is softened by linen fabric, and the black and white gingham dress is a complementing neutral.

I also love the pops of greenery in the background. It goes to show that this outfit combination would look great for an indoor or outdoor winter photoshoot.

If you have more people in your shoot, you could dress the others in a mix of solid black, solid white, gingham, and similar tones of this beautiful blue. See how I put a similar look together below!

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Warm browns, black, tan, and cozy blankets.


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This is the coziest looking winter family photoshoot, in my opinion! While the outfits are subtle with tan pants, brown beanie hats, a black jacket, and grey wool fedora, the key is the Mexican-inspired throw blankets.

These blankets have a boho vibe and are beautiful with the muted colours. Not only do they add warmth to an outdoor winter family photoshoot, they also add a lot of interest. 

Car coats and pink plaid.

A winter family photo where the mom and daughters have matching winter coats in blue and pink plaid

I love the feminine and refined look of the matching shackets with Mom and her girls here. The car coats are perfect for a brisk winter day and add an elevated, posh feel to the outfits. The matching pink plaid is so adorable, while the powder blue coat adds the perfect contrast!

Choosing a neutral top for Dad makes the colorful coats the star, and jeans balance it all by adding a casual touch. 

Forest green, black, and plaid.

(Vida Noel)

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If you love bold colors this outfit combination is a great choice. The gorgeous green dress and wool fedora look stunning against the black denim and subtle black and green plaid shirt on the dad. 

The little girl is wearing a white sherpa jacket with knit leggings and black boots which looks so cute. I also love the addition of a fuzzy blanket to add warmth and texture to the overall look. 

Jamie Cornish, professional photographer, recommends that Mom get her hair and makeup done. “It is always a fun treat and I know when I get mine done for shoots it makes me feel my best!”, says Jamie. This in turn makes the final images better because you feel your most confident! 

Red & white pajamas.


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For a much more casual, fun, and candid holiday-inspired look, this is the one. I love the cute pajamas on the kiddos and the muted patterned pajamas on the mama.

It’s also a nice surprise that the boys pajamas are not matching, but are all the same theme. This helps to create interest and avoiding the look being too “matchy-matchy”.

If you are looking for laid-back and memorable winter family photoshoot outfits, the “family in festive pajamas” option is really great!

Pro tip: Make this photoshoot idea even cuter with a letterboard with one of these Christmas quotes for kids on it! 

Warm textured earthy knits and linen. 


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This photography session makes me think of winter in California. There is no snow but the outfits are still cozy and warm and have a great winter vibe.

The mama is wearing a lovely textured sweater with wide leg linen pants, and the little one is wearing a muted linen jumper and leather moccasin-inspired shoes.

To complete the look for a family, I would have the other adult in a neutral linen button up and dark charcoal chino pants. And, any other siblings in a mix of muted coloured or neutral linen and knits.

Autumn shades in a winter wonderland.

A winter family photo where the mom is wearing a red and brown floral dress, and other family members are wearing orange, tan, and white pieces

The rich reds, browns, and oranges in these outfits give off some serious autumn vibes – but the snowy white background instantly adds that winter feel and is a beautiful contrast to these warm shades. 

A floral dress is a classic go-to for family photos and with good reason. This piece is elegant, sophisticated, and warm yet still comfy. And we love how the brown, orange, and tan tones in the boys’ outfits play off the colors in Mom’s dress, making it so these outfits work seamlessly together. 

Bright whites, warm browns, green, and muted floral.


Another one of my favourite looks, is this warm outfit combination. It is perfect if you live somewhere where the winter isn’t super snowy, or if your photoshoot is during the transition from fall to winter.

I love the mix of bright whites with the knit sweater on the mama and the flipped look on the dad. The mix of patterns too. The leopard booties and subtle neutral floral print on the girls dress complements the muted green dress on the other girl.

See how I put a similar look together below!

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Cozy layers with shades of brown, blush, and cream.


This winter family photoshoot looks so fun and playful, as if they are simply enjoying a day outside in the snow… with perfectly curated outfits!

I love the combination of the shearling, and brown tones with the touches of blush on all the girls. The scarf, toque, and pink coat add a fun pop of color to the look.

The colors compliment each other so well, and the addition of other neutrals like grey and cream ties it all together.

Puffer and parka jackets.


If you are wondering what to wear for outdoor winter family photos, and you know it’s going to be very chilly, parkas can be a great option too! It is winter after all.

This look is super simple and perfect for a really cold day taking photos outdoors. Everyone can wear a black or neutral winter jacket with a neutral toque, and add little pops of color with scarves or gloves.

Casual winter in the city.


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If you live in a city that doesn’t get a ton of snow in the winter, this winter family photoshoot outfit combination is a great option. It still has a winter vibe but is less cozy while still looking classy.

The bright white contrast so well with the black, and the the touches of tan and brown are perfect colors to add in.

I am a huge fan of gingham, and the neutral gingham shirt looks great on dad. It adds the perfect amount of pattern to this lovely family look.


Creamy whites, knits, shearling, and denim.


This is definitely one of my favourite winter family photoshoot outfits on the list. The classy blend of cream and ivory against the white snow, and the little touches of tan on that sweet bambino…what’s not to love??

While I cannot see the footwear choice for the mom and dad, I would recommend muted brown leather boots and heeled booties. If there were another child in the family, I would recommend a muted floral long sleeve dress with matching cream leggings and light brown boots.

See how I put a similar look together below!

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Pops of Christmas red.

A winter family photo where the mother is wearing a long-sleeved red dress, and the father and son are wearing button-up shirts, while the daughter wears a ruffled dress

Winter is the perfect time to add some holiday colors to your wardrobe – and Christmas red is one of our favorites! This lovely shade paired with the pines in the back definitely gives this photo a wintery feel. And the red dress also adds a beautiful pop of color to the photo. 

I also love the pretty pink shade on the daughter, while the father and son wear classic pieces in neutral colors to help balance it out. 

Dressy whites, blazer, knits, and shimmery gold.


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Last, but not least, for a classy and dressy winter family photoshoot, this combination has the perfect mix of it all.

I love the beautiful cable knit sweater and gold skirt on the mama along with the sweet white tutu dress on the girl. Both are so pretty and feminine.

The girls look great next to the darker blazer on dad, and lovely knit sweater on the little boy. It’s classy, polished, and great for winter photos that will end up in Christmas cards for friends and family.


I hope you are inspired by these winter family photoshoot outfits. They have inspired me to book my own winter photoshoot as well! Also, don’t miss 21+ *Stunning* White Christmas Nails You’ll Love, to add to your outfit!


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