The Best Dresses for Spring Photo Sessions

Dresses for spring photo sessions

It’s time to start planning what to wear for your spring session. When styling your family, I always recommend starting with mom first. Choosing the right dress can elevate your photos from good to AMAZING. Here’s a guide to the best dresses for spring photo sessions.

Dresses for Spring Photo Sessions

Embrace Subtle Floral Prints

Floral print dresses are a timeless choice for any spring photo shoot. Opt for dresses with soft, pastel colors that complement the natural backdrop. I prefer prints with smaller and more subtle patterns. Flowy fabrics like chiffon or silk can add movement and a whimsical touch to your photos.

dresses with floral prints
  1. Hope Floats Flutter Sleeve Maxi from Roolee
  2. Tarryn Smocked Midi Dress from Baltic Born
  3. Katherine Maxi Dress from Baltic Born
  4. Floral Sleeveless Midi Dress from Nordstrom

Go Pastel

Pastel colors are prefect for spring. Dresses in shades of soft pink, light blue, and sage green can beautifully enhance the springtime feel of your photos. These colors not only blend well with the natural surroundings but also flatter a wide range of skin tones. White is a classic choice year round but especially beautiful for spring as well.

pastel dresses

Light and Airy Fabrics

Choose dresses made from light and airy fabrics to capture the essence of spring. Materials like chiffon, linen, and lightweight silk capture beautiful movement and are perfect for spring. A flowy maxi dress or a breezy skirt can catch the wind and create dynamic, stunning photographs.

what to wear for your spring photo session
  2. Tiered Ruffle-Trim Maxi Dress
  4. Mila Tulle Skirt
  5. Daisy Short Dress

Vintage Vibes

For a unique touch, consider vintage or vintage-inspired dresses. Styles from the ’50s and ’60s can add a timeless elegance to your photos. Look for dresses with unique details like lace trim, button fronts, or embroidered accents to add character and depth to your images.

vintage dresses for photo sessions
  2. Polka Dot Tiered Midi Dress

Layers, Accessories and Footwear

accessories for spring photo sessions


  1. Women’s Luisa Ankle Strap Thong Sandals
  3. Cater To You Heels By Seychelles

Cardigan and Bracelets

  1. FERBIA Women Oversized Cardigan
  2. Plumiss Women Boho Handmade
  3. FERBIA Women Oversized Cardigan


  1. Carrie Earrings
  2. Double Ring Drop Earrings
  3. Mother of Pearl Kite Drop Earrings

Layer with Style

Spring weather can be unpredictable, so layering is key. A beautiful cardigan can not only keep you comfortable during cooler moments but also add texture and interest to your outfit. Choose layers that complement your dress in color and style for a cohesive look.

Accessorize Wisely

Accessories can make or break your any photo session outfit. Opt for minimalist jewelry to add a touch of elegance without overwhelming your look. A wide-brimmed hat or a simple flower crown can be perfect for a springtime shoot, adding a playful or romantic element to your photos. Don’t forget about details like rings and bracelets, these are especially great for detail shots. Remember, the focus should be on you and the dress, so choose accessories that enhance rather than dominate.

Footwear Considerations

Footwear is an essential aspect of your outfit. It is most important that you wear shoes that allow you to move comfortably during your session. For spring, consider sandals or flats, or even going barefoot for a natural, earthy look in outdoor settings. Make sure to choose shoes that are stylish yet still practical.

Choose a Dress that Makes you Feel Confidant and Comfortable

Choosing the right dress for your spring photo session is all about embracing the season’s colors, fabrics, and overall mood. Whether you opt for a floral print maxi, a pastel-colored midi, or a vintage-inspired dress, the key is to select a dress that makes you feel confident and comfortable. With the perfect dress your spring photo session will be nothing short of amazing.

For more tips on what to wear for your spring photo session check out the following blog posts:

What to Wear for your Spring Photo Session

How to Choose Outfits for your Colorado Springs Family Photo Session

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I'm Alysia, a self taught natural light photographer based in Colorado Springs, CO. I specialize in outdoor family and maternity photography. As a mom of two little kids, I know how chaotic family photo sessions can be. But in that chaos is magic! I would love to capture your story with the stunning Colorado backdrop. Come on an adventure with me and lets capture family photos that will be treasured for years to come!

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