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What to Expect?

2015-01-21_0041Well, first off—you need to know that when you book a session with me, you get me 100%.  I am immediately brainstorming locations, set-ups & props to create your UNIQUE experience.  I know that one size does not fit all & people are distinctive: some like modern & some like vintage, some like posed & some like natural, some people are quiet & some are chatty —but in the end, it’s about creating a singular experience that brings out the YOU in your image.

One of the first questions I get is  “so, what should we WEAR?”.  I’ve got you covered. I have some guidelines that might help:

For family or couple sessions: Coordinate colors, but don’t match.  The days of everyone in jeans and white shirts are over. It looks a little dated. I suggest picking a focal ‘outfit’ for family shoots and then pull colors from this for the rest of the family.

Color pops work really well in photographs. This is a great way to add some visual interest to your outfits and pull the color palette together.  Think accessories! (A tie or a vest, bright colored belt, headbands, scarves, the options are endless!)

Think about the location.  For example, if we are shooting in an apple orchard in the fall, we will have greens and reds, maybe some varying colors in leaves–you may want to include some complimentary colors or enhance the reds by wearing red shoes or a top with mustards and golds.

Think timeless.  You want to enjoy your images for years. Try to stay away from outfits with overly trendy styles to keep it a timeless feel.

Avoid distractions. Avoid wearing really busy patterns & shirts with logos, characters & text, baseball hats (unless part of the ‘theme’ of the shoot) & bright white sneakers & socks.  All take away the focus on what’s important: smiling, happy faces.


Pinterest (one of my favorite things!) is an excellent resource for pulling together outfits. Hop on over to my outfit inspiration board:

When in doubt, send me a text! I love helping put these little details together!