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Portrait Session Styling Tips

Tips to consider when choosing your wardrobe

Start With a Color Palette

Ladies, I recommend choosing something you love & feel comfortable in and going from there! Then you can choose other pieces in any colors or shades that coordinate with yours (just try to avoid repeating the exact same color so that no one's body blends into another). Using around 2-3 colors in your family's color palette is a good rule of thumb; and neutral, muted tones are timeless and look especially elegant, so I am big fan!

Consider Location 

 Black and navy are go-to colors for many, but it may cause you to blend in with the background depending on where we're photographing. If we're at a location with lots of trees, bright neutrals will help you and your family to stand out. And if we're photographing at your home, you can draw inspiration from your home's decor when selecting what to wear.


Pattern Play

Try laying everyone's outfits out to see how they work together. One or two subtle patterns in your color palette can help round out the look really nicely. Any two patterns don't need to be alike, either! 

Texture & Movement

Flowy skirts, dresses, & wide-legged pants photograph beautifully because of their softness. Maxi skirts are especially great for moms because they allow for lots of movement and activity throughout the session. If you're not a fan of skirts, you might consider other fun textures like satin, light-wash denim, and linen.

Be Authentically You

Your family's love for each other will shine through whether you're dressed to the nines or barefoot in denim. So the most important tip is to wear what you feel your best in!

Brands I Love

Kids and Babies: Rylee & Cru, Zara Kids, Bonpoint, La Coqueta Kids, NoraleeLittle Planet by Carters, Dear James

Maternity & Postpartum: Nothing Fits But, Sleeper

Dresses: Rent the RunwayEnglish FactoryRiver IslandReformation, ASTR

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