1. Mom First. So often moms will choose her baby’s outfit first, and then dress the rest of the family around that. However, chances are that your baby looks cute no matter what he or she wears, am I right?! For family pictures, I want mom to choose her outfit first. One of my goals as a photographer is to make mom look (and feel) beautiful…hopefully this is reflected in my portraits, and that may even be part of the reason that you chose to hire me.
For moms, I suggest wearing a soft colored, flow-y dress. Maxi dresses are my all-time favorite, but shorter dresses work too, especially if they are nice and flowy. This look is also flattering on most body types. A pleated maxi-skirt with a cute top also works great. If mom doesn’t want to show her bare arms, there are some really cute dresses with long sleeves out there (see a few examples in the pictures below). You may not wear dresses in every day life, but please trust me – that is why you hired me, right?
2. The Right Color Palette. I have listed some examples of color palettes that work really well with my style of photography. As you can tell, I’m a huge fan of soft colors that are mostly in the same color family. Pinks, blush, coral, blues, grays, and whites/ivory. For best results, please try to stick with one of the following color palettes that I have listed below when planning your outfits.
3. Where to Shop. It is no secret that I love shopping! Here is a list of my suggested stores, either online or in-person:
4. Keep it Simple. A family photo shoot is probably not the right time to wear bows that don’t stay in, straps that don’t stay up, and outfits that don’t stay put. Remember to keep it simple, relaxed, and comfortable. That way, we can focus all of our time on your family and the connection you have with one another.
5. Other Random Tips (that work!):