Your selection of attire can make a big difference between snap shots and beautiful portraits! Please read these tips and feel free to contact me with any questions!
General Style Tips
1. Start by showing off your personality! Pick clothes that reflect YOU and make you feel good. This also means you should choose clothing that fits you well and isn’t too tight or too baggy.
2. Don’t be afraid of color or patterns. Vibrant colors and simple patterns photograph very well and can really make your photographs pop. Don't feel that everyone in the photograph has to wear the same color. Select a color scheme with a few different shades or coordinating colors to mix, match and accessorize. I do recommend that you stay away from bold patterns, characters, logos, or lettering on clothing as they tend to take attention off your face.
3. Layer! Wear a cute jacket, scarf, vest, scarf, tie, leggings under a skirt, or a collared shirt. While you’re at it think about textures such as leather, corduroy, or denim for added interest.
4. Don’t forget about your feet. Wear socks and shoes that blend in with your outfit. Sometimes it’s best to go barefoot especially when on the beach!
Children & Baby Styling Tips
Choose clothes that are fun and comfortable for your child to wear. If your child hates their outfit there’s a good chance they’re unhappiness will show up in their photographs! Remember to avoid characters and writing on clothing. Clothes and fashion ideas from Old Navy, Baby Gap, Gap Kids, J Crew are all good examples of clothing that will look good and photograph well.
Family Styling Tips
Start with the person who has the most limited wardrobe or is hardest to dress and work from there. Remember that you don’t have to completely match each other! Choose 2-4 complimentary or similar colors and stick with them. For example you could choose jewel tones, pastels, earth tones, or pink and gray. It’s okay to have a few people wear a pattern so long as the patterns compliment each other and don’t make one person stick out from the rest.