Oh, this session! A beautiful mama + a super cute baby with the BEST thigh rolls + a gorgeous greenhouse = this photographer’s dream. <3 And looking back at these images makes me dream of warmer weather again, as it’s only 20 degrees outside today!
Six months is absolutely one of my favorite ages to photograph, as they are generally so cheerful, can sit on their own and not go anywhere. The best! This beautiful mama is a dear friend of mine, and a phenomenal wedding photographer. Check out her site for the most stunning styled shoots, and she’s even hosting a workshop all about styled shoots! Enjoy some favorites from this greenhouse session. Mama and baby styled by the studio wardrobe.
When this beautiful mama described her home and nursery to be during her maternity session, I knew it would be a total dream to photograph! She put so much passion into creating a stunning nursery, with no detail left out of planning. It was a joy to capture memories for this family! I am already eager for Ellie’s six-month session; she’s a gorgeous baby!!
Oh, this couple! I truly feel so blessed by the neat couples I get to work with regularly! I love getting to know them and their stories, and be able to celebrate with them as they prepare to enter into parenthood.
This mama came early to get her hair and makeup done, which is something I highly recommend for all my clients. Doesn’t her skin look flawless?! I love how getting hair and makeup done makes the photographs really pop…and also gives my clients such a feeling of confidence as they begin their sessions!
This couple’s sweet baby boy will be arriving in just a few weeks, and I can’t wait to see them back in my studio for their newborn session soon!
During a newborn session, I do all my tricks to get that sweet little baby to fall into a deep sleep, but sometimes they are wide awake the whole time! When that happens, I make the most of their wide-eyed beauty <3 This little guy was so alert and also content…the perfect combination!
Today begins part one of a four-part series all about styling for your portrait session!
Coming soon will be tips on styling your outdoor portrait session, suggestions for hair and makeup, and info on my Studio Wardrobe. I
Deciding on wardrobe is probably the biggest stressor when it comes to planning a family session. Have you felt that pressure and stress? The more children you have, the more stressful this can feel! When you hire me for your portrait session, this is one area that I hope to make feel simple and flawless for you. I will send you a Style Guide with even more detailed tips, as well as suggestions of where to shop and images of the options available for you and your children in my Studio Wardrobe.
Below I will share some tips on coordinating for your session, but here is the number one thing to keep in mind: Keep it SIMPLE. The connection, love and joy between you and your family is the most important thing I want to capture in each session. By choosing a wardrobe that is minimal in style and color, this keeps the focus on YOU rather than on your clothing. With that in mind, here are a few tips when putting together your family’s wardrobe specifically for in-studio sessions:
Colors: think white, light and neutrals! If you’re going with tans, keep the non-white colors in the warm color family. For example, if your husband is wearing light khaki pants, have your son wear camel-colored pants instead of mixing browns and grays. If your husband is wearing a grey shirt, keep other accents in the gray/light blue color family. This will help keep your overall look cohesive and unified. As you’ll see in the example images below, white looks SO GOOD in-studio! Even if you and your family rarely wear white (kids! I get it! How would you keep white clothes clean?!), I highly recommend them for your studio session!
Texture/pattern: Keep patterns minimal. If you choose a patterned shirt or dress, opt for a small pattern rather than a big, bold pattern. Once again, the goal is to make you look your best while not distracting from the relationships in the images. I never want you to look at your photos and have the first thing you see be clothing! Instead of lots of patterns, think textures! Textures and layers and wonderful to create depth, style, and a cozy factor in your photos. For the little girls and mamas, simple ruffles/pleats/lace are recommended, and buttons/rolled cuffs/suspenders look great.
Too matchy-matchy: Yes, it is possible to be too perfectly matched! I don’t recommend everyone wearing a white shirt to your session! Mix it up with other neutrals and an light or earth-toned accent color.Below are some examples of in-studio family sessions, to help you brainstorm for your own session with me. If you are currently planning out your own family’s wardrobe, please email or call if you need further help! I am here for you!
This last image is of my very own family, taken by Fletcher and Co Motherhood!
I hadn’t seen this family since Charlotte was just a newborn (see her session here!), and OH she is so very beautiful! I could have stared into those gorgeous blue eyes all night long! Her six-month family session was light-hearted and joyful, while they laughed, snuggled and played. The seasons of parenthood pass so quickly, and these milestone sessions are a perfect way to pause time for just a moment, to have these photographs to forever remind you just what that season was like. <3 Here are just a handful of my favorites from their session!