Family/Portrait Style Guide

Clients frequently ask what to wear for the session...
The best answer is to be yourself! Wear what you feel best in.
 Beyond that, here are a few tips that can help:


COLORS
Steer clear of tiny/busy prints and neon colors.
Avoid screen printed tops--they are not as timeless as a solid or patterned piece.


MAKEUP
If you wear makeup, I suggest wearing a little more make up than your everyday look.
Photos tend to soften/wash out a little bit. Avoid super shimmery or gittery makeup
for your session.


STYLING A FAMILY
The easiest way to plan family outfits is to choose a limited color palate.
Choose a color or two and feel free to include neutrals like white or denim.
Including prints is good, especially if they are different like a large plaid paired
with a smaller stripe or a floral paired with polka-dots.
Pinterest can be helpful for finding inspiration for family outfits.
If you'd like my advice on an outfit, feel free to message me.


ACCESSORIZING
Express yourself! Feel free to bring along a favorite lovey for your child,
a scarf or statement necklace for yourself, even your family pet.


SESSION PURPOSE
What is your end goal for these photos? Are you looking for wall art? A holiday card?
A way to document this stage in life? All of the above? Knowing what you are planning for
these images can help me customize your session.


MOST IMPORTANTLY . . . Keep it fun!
Your session should be enjoyable--try to relax.
Children do best when their parents keep it light and playful.

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