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NEW NEW! WE HAVE A CLIENT CLOSET!

WE ARE ALWAYS DOING WHAT WE CAN TO MAKE PLANNING FOR YOUR SESSION THAT MUCH EASIER. NOW YOU CAN ASK US ABOUT OUR CLIENT CLOSET FOR PIECES TO BORROW FOR YOUR SESSION! THE CLOSET IS GROWING, BUT RIGHT NOW WE HAVE LITTLE GIRLS FROM TODDLER TO ELEMENTARY, LITTLE BOYS BABY TO TODDLER, AND WOMEN SMALL TO MEDIUM. THE CLOSET WILL CONTINUE TO GROW IN SIZE AND VARIETY!

CHOOSE YOUR OUTFITS WITH INTENTION, BECAUSE WHAT YOU WEAR  IMPACTS THE FINAL IMAGE.

STARTING WITH THE SIMPLE TIPS!

* WEAR EARTHY TONES... CARMEL, RUST, OLIVE, MUSTARD, OR SIMPLY WHITE. BUT TRY TO NOT ALL WEAR THE SAME COLOR.

YOU CAN MIX AND MATCH SOLIDS AND PATTERNS. 

*WE RECOMMEND THAT IF ONE IS WEARING BLACK OR DARK COLORS, THE OTHER TO AVOID DOING THE SAME. THIS HELPS TO NOT BLEND TOGETHER!

*BEING BAREFOOT CAN BE BEAUTIFUL. SO DONT STRESS WHAT SHOES TO WEAR, WE CAN KICK THEM OFF ANYTIME!

* SHOWING SOME LEG BRINGS A NATURAL EARTHY FEEL. MEN, YOU CAN WEAR SHORTS INSTEAD OF PANTS IF YOU WANT! LADIES KNEE LENGTH DRESS, OR LONG DRESS!

*REMOVE ALL HAIR TYES OR WRISTBANDS FROM WRIST. REMOVE KEYS, CELL PHONE, ANYTHING LUMPY FROM POCKETS.

* BRING A FUN BLANKET FOR SITTING ON! ITS A PLUS IF IT FITS WITH YOUR COLOR PALLETE. THRIFT STORES ARE A GOOD PLACE TO CHECK FOR OLD FUN BLANKETS.

* OUTFITS & LOCATION GO HAND IN HAND. SO WE WILL WANT TO KNOW THE KIND OF SETTING YOU ARE WANTING TO SHOOT IN, OR THE TYPE OF OUTFIT COLORS YOU WILL BE WEARING!

EARTH TONES, DRESSES, AND MORE (FOR LADIES)!

 

*A number one question clients ask- "What do I do with my hands?"

If you have a dress, you can grab the length and hold it in one of your hands.

*Because dresses (especially lighter material like chiffon, and/or lengthy dresses) add movement to photographs, as the breeze can pick them up. 

*Dresses can be whimsical! There's a bit of elegance added to the images when wearing a dress!

*Earthy tones, because we shoot in natural settings. We've learned from experience which colors photograph well and edits well for the final image. Bright colors bring too much focus to one or more persons, & don't blend well with the natural setting. Instead, it seems out of place. Neon colors especially will reflect on faces & skin!

-When choosing a dress, choose something light and flowy, or lengthy & full of fabric.

-Choose earthy tones as named above. You can also go with patterns, lace, stripes...

-If it's winter, bring a chunky cardigan, or wear leggings underneath if you don't handle cold well!

-You can bring accessories such as flat-brimmed hats, chunky cardigans & so on to add or take away for fun.

-If wanting to wear something other than a dress, go for it! 

Think, WOMEN'S TROUSERS AND A BLOUSE, A LONG JUMPSUIT/ROMPER, RIPPED BOYFRIEND JEANS AND CHUNKY SWEATER, CUT OFF SHORTS & CASUAL BLOUSE

....ALL CAN BE HUGE STATEMENTS FOR THE OVERALL LOOK AND LOCATION. MAMA/LADIES CAN LEAD THE FASHION TRAIN, & FAMILY CAN FOLLOW ,SO IF YOU ARE A FASHIONISTA, OR MORE OF THE STYLISH CASUAL TYPE, WE CAN GO FOR THAT AND INTENTIONALLY PICK A SETTING THAT PAIRS WELL!

MAKEUP- If you are the type to wear makeup, this is the time to do it and go all out! If you like a full face, lipstick and even fake eye lashes really help make you and your eyes stand out! Now this is totally a preference thing. You do not have to wear make up, this is just a tip for those who do! :)

 

NOW FOR THE GENTLEMEN!


-Either dress it up with a button up, nice pants and Oxford shoes.. or go with a laid back v neck/ crew neck, pants or shorts, and even run barefoot with your lady if you want!

-Colored pants (good color is Carmel).

-Guys can bring a blazer, or denim jacket, even a flat-brimmed hat/ fedora hat or beanie!.. these kinds of things that can be added or taken away. You can find these things at thrift stores in awesome colors too!

-Guys! You can be the real game changer for these photos with your look! If your lady is wearing a dress, you can either keep it casual for an overall laid-back feel, OR you can dress up super slick (either go all out with fitted blazer and trousers, skinny tie or bow... or just add a fitted blazer that you can add or take away at any point!)

You both can decide how formal or how laid back you want this to feel! 

 

 

CHILDREN!

-Mostly stick with the color recommendations.

-Little girls, sweet dresses or jumpsuits.

-Little boys. Oh the joy of being a little boy and not even having to worry about clothes. If it is summer how cute if he is wearing shorts and no shirt! or shorts/ pants with suspenders and no shirt or a shirt! So easy! Overalls, boy rompers, colored pants and henley tees. Little boys can be so easy but also very fun to dress! Suspenders could be the main part of the outfit for your little guy!

-Children's clothing should flow with the rest of the family. You can mix and match patterns with solids. Try to avoid all wearing the same color.
-Check the sites below for awesome children wear!

 

BABIES!

-For IN HOME NEWBORN babies, wear soft and cozy neutrals (greys, off whites, whites, tans). This soft-feel compliments the new, squishy baby.

OR just a nakey baby in his diaper. Your baby will only be this small and fresh once, and the time is fleeting.

OR neutral/earthy tone swaddles!

-For an outdoor baby! Baby rompers, baby bloomers and long socks, baby overalls, warm cozy layers. Neutral or earthy tones. Baby bonnets, knit or linen. 

SENIORS!

-Girls! Earthy tones. Midi dresses with pockets! The pockets give you something to do with your hands. Jumpsuit with pockets, Cardigan with pockets to throw over any outift. Or something that reflects your style, keeping in mind the color suggestions. 

-Boys! Earthy tones. Colored pants, Khaki or denim. Solid or pattern crew neck or button up. Or something that reflects your style, keeping in mind the color suggestions.

SUGGESTED PLACES TO CHECK OUT ONLINE TO FIND WHAT YOU'RE LOOKING FOR!

SEE MY WISHLIST OF CLOTHING HERE ! UPDATED FREQUENTLY, BUT SOME LINKS MAY NO LONGER WORK.

vicicollection.com (women)

dwellandslumber.com (Women + little ones)

tinythreads.co (little ones)

zara.com (men, women, children.)

lulus.com (women)

asos.com (women)

forever21.com (women) 

https://childhoodsclothing.com

shopamericanthreads.com (women)

pinkblushmaternity.com (maternity)

hm.com/us (MEN & women)

https://www.etsy.com/shop/mercythreadsshop (baby hats)

https://www.mebiebaby.com/  (baby swaddles)

NOTE THAT: LOCATIONS & OUTFITS GO HAND IN HAND

 

BEGINNING WITH COLORS:

 

FROM EXPERIENCE WE HAVE LEARNED THAT SHOOTING PINKISH TONES, MAROONS, BURGANDYS, & SUCH HUES DONT DO WELL PAIRED WITH DARK OR RICH GREEN SETTINGS, SUCH AS MOST OF THE DECEPTION PASS PARK AREAS. 

HOWEVER, THESE COLORS PHOTOGRAPH WELL IN FIELD SETTINGS WITH BROWNISH OR GOLDEN GRASS, AS WELL AS BEACH AREAS WITH LESS PINE TREES AND JUTTING ROCKS.

 

ON THAT NOTE, LOCATIONS...

 

DIFFERENT LOCATIONS CAN PAIR WELL WITH DIFFERENT LOOKS. WE USUALLY RECOMMEND LONG, FLOWY DRESSES, AS SPOKEN ABOUT ABOVE. 

BUT IF DONE RIGHT, AND IN THE RIGHT SETTING, (PICTURE SAND AND BEACH GRASS) WOMENS TROUSERS AND A BLOUSE, A LONG JUMPSUIT/ROMPER, RIPPED BOYFRIEND JEANS AND CHUNKY SWEATER, CUT OFF SHORTS & CASUAL BLOUSE....CAN ALL BE HUGE STATEMENTS FOR THE OVERALL LOOK AND LOCATION. MAMA CAN LEAD THE FASHION TRAIN, & FAMILY CAN FOLLOW. 

SO IF YOU ARE A FASHIONISTA, OR MORE OF THE STYLISH CASUAL TYPE, WE CAN GO FOR THAT AND INTENTIONALLY PICK A SETTING THAT PAIRS WELL!