What to wear Wednesday: Keeping in thrifty!

I’m sure you’ve heard of poshmark! Super great to get some awesome deals.  It’s a GREAT place to find an awesome outfit for your FALL photos! I’m transitioning today in talking all about fall photos!

I’m loving the color yellow for fall photos.  (That’s what I’m planning on wearing for our fall photos..stay tuned!!)

Look at this awesome Nordstom’s Boho Fringe Kimono with a tad of yellow in it! It also complies with my style guide to choose lighter colors for portraits.  AND GUYS…..it’s $8!!! Whatttt???? That’s just drop everything you’re doing and head over there to get it NOW! Yikes!!!

This is from an awesome stylist Brittany Thomas.  You should check her shop out and come back to check out as she updates it regularly.

This is my first (probably of MANY!) announcement that I’m working with her and a bunch of other local vendors on an awesome wedding styled shoot coming your way in late September.

And one more mention about Fall Photos – If you’re hoping for an October weekend session then contact me now, lickety-split!  I have just 1 spot left (October 29th!) – is it going to go to you?? Time would be either at 7:30am or 6:15pm.  (I go into the why about these times in my style guide that also comes with booking a session with me! It’ll help you also with MORE what to wear!)

 

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Holden & Avery

I was SO looking forward to this photo shoot! I hadn’t seen Avery since she was super tiny and didn’t know what she looked liked.  As she got out of the car all I saw was this gorgeousness…

THE HAIR!!! Goodness gracious that is one beautiful head of hair!!! In all my 10 years of photographing people I think she gets the award for BEST HAIR!!! A-MAZING!!! It was that kind of hair you just can’t help yourself run your fingers through someone else hair (a little creepy but hey she’s 2!).

 

I had plans to photograph them and their momma on this gorgeous old truss bridge. The amazing outfit that I had ordered for this shoot did NOT arrive!!! It was so so so so very sad.  I was looking forward to this outfit for WEEKS! But when life gives you lemons make some lemonade or something magical.  And so we did.  Instead of the bridge (we will just save that for later!) we danced and played in the grass and ferns.

I think he learned this from his dad – who had his FIRST day as a FIREFIGHTER TODAY!!!

Sweet sibling love… for 5 seconds. 

THIS photo is why I LOVE LOVE LOVE photographing kids.  You get these GREAT raw expressions that adults don’t give and they’re SO beautiful!!!

 

So special! I really hope that despite the lack of the amazing mom outfit (ohhhh still so sad!) that this mini-shoot made a Mom and a Dad (and other family!) truly APPRECIATE these two.  That’s what photos do! Help you freeze time and appreciate them in the good and hard moments:)

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What to wear Wednesdays: What we wore!

Just a disclaimer – I totally don’t have it all together clothing wise! Most of the time I regrettably sport the workout clothes because I’ve found I get so grumpy in this Texas heat if I am outside with my kids NOT wearing exercise clothes.  I don’t even want to move! Lately I’ve been trying my hardest to step up my game (and still play with my kids!) I am on the road towards being a recovering habitual yoga pant wearer.  

But anyway…it was SO MUCH FUN picking out our outfits for our family photo session! It definitely took several trips to different stores (and returns!) but I REALLY love the way the colors and textures turned out.  Big thanks to my photographer friend Konnor Stringham (from Konnor Quest Photography) who photographed us! I also love the location – the Carrollton greenbelt.  I love all the different greens, layers of grass, and a few wild flowers.

Something that I found was super helpful in picking out my kids outfits from Once Upon A Child.  They sort by COLOR! How awesome is that if you already know generally what color you want? I definitely stuck with the lighter colors because it pops more light on faces – and it’s all about the faces, right?  My kids’ faces are so so so cute!

I also found it really helpful to not bring my husband but a friend shopping (shout out to you Jess!). I couldn’t decide between the gold skirt and the blue chiffon skirt so I totally cheated on the one outfit rule, but changed lightening fast while the kids and my husband were being photographed.  It was such a quick change – I just pulled the blue skirt on over the gold then unzipped the gold and VIOLA! I think I did this simultaneously making monkey noises for the kids to have fun!

Thanks again Konnor! We LOVE THEM!!!

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The Berry Family

Sneak peak of this fun beautiful family session! I feel like this age of kids is SUPER important to have family photos because the kids are

  1. usually naked — OR—
  2. have cheerios stuck in very unusual folds in their necks.

But most importantly is this stage is super super hard and having family photos really helps us to appreciate the ones closest in our lives! And we all need a little more appreciation to go around, right?

I have some tricks up my sleeve to help keep the little ones happy so that you can get these family photos to help you remember how little these ones are!

family of 4 in field

Cute brother and sister! Nice pose, Whit! I didn’t even ask you to squat, but I LOVE it:) You just never know what your going to get from the little ones. brother and sister

family of four in field

toddler girl in white dress

couple in fieldSuch a sweet face from Myla here!

family of 4 in field

Love the blue eyes with the darker blue on the outside! baby boy with blue eyes

Location: Friends on Furneaux Creek on the Carrollton Greenbelt

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What to wear Wednesday’s – cold shoulder dress for your little girl

Back again for What to Wear Wednesday’s! If you missed my last post be sure to check it out for your little dapper boys…this week is all about the sweet little girls in your lives.

Just so you know, all my clients when booking receive my exclusive style guide that helps them choose time of day, location, tricks and tips, and clothing suggestions. Today’s suggestion comes straight from my recommendation of putting your little girls in dresses for your photo experience. If you haven’t checked out my previous posts about this check here and here or to see all search “what to wear” in the search tab in the upper right.

Meet Donna Van Pham from Arlington, Texas.
Designer and creator of baby and children clothing specifically highlighting her adorable and stylish “cold shoulder” little girl dresses. All custom made.
Currently the blush floral and red and white are in 2T and READY to be shipped to YOU! (I’m talking to you!!)
Her store also has little girl choker dresses as well as shift dresses. Her prices are awesome! They are as much (or less!) as you would pay in a store but they’re custom made! Any first order with sydneyjadeco will get 10% off. Please DM her for code.
Donna says she’s “living my dream and tackling one thing at at time. I grew up wearing and watching my mom making handmade clothes for all eight of us siblings. And now here I am making clothes for my daughter and I hope that you all love my creation.”

When you look your best you act your best.
This style never goes out of style.

Having professional photographs taken is an enjoyable experience that produces tangible memories. Documenting this time helps retain memories for all those involved. Time flies by too fast to forget the little feet and little hands that occupied all of your time. Even after the session when you hang these photos you see and feel how you felt about each other in that moment. It helps you appreciate those in your family, everyone needs a little more appreciation in their lives!
Partnering with SydneyJadeco to help your little girl look super sweet and fashionable for your photo experience. Looking their best will help them retain their memories and help them to act their best (along with my other techniques!) during their session.

So head over to her etsy shop and support a small business AND have your little girl look stunning in your photos!

And just look at this awesome dress that would be PERFECT for a little girl birthday sessions?

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What to wear Wednesdays: For the little gentlemen

Today I’m partnering with London Jae Apparel from Ft. Worth.  She has an etsy shop that sells these cute little boy suspenders and bow-ties.   These will definitely help your little ones to look super studly for your photo experience!

How is style important family photos?

Having professional photographs taken is an enjoyable experiences that produces tangible memories.  Documenting this time helps retain memories for all those involved.  Time flies by too fast to forget the little feet and little hands that occupied all of your time.  Even after the session when you hang these photos you see and feel how you felt about each other during in that moment.  It helps you appreciate those in your family, everyone needs a little more appreciation in their lives!

Looking their best will help them retain their memories and help them to act their best (along with my other techniques!) during their photo session.

London Jae Apparel is owned by Synthia Davis who is a mom, designer, and stylist.

“I  have always been interested in women’s fashion however raising 2 boys has sparked a passion for styling boys. Nine years ago my efforts to style London Jae often let me empty handed and discouraged. It seemed as though finding fashionable clothing for boys at an affordable price was virtually impossible. From that experience, London Jae Apparel was born. I love running London Jae Apparel yet my greatest job will always be mom to London & Knightley!”

She suggest wearing the vintage inspired suspenders  for all the dressy occasions, they also look perfect with a t-shirt and denim and her LJA oxford shoes. Her kids always get lots of compliments! I’d love to see my clients in these!

 

Ok and guys GUESS WHAT?!!! London and Jae Apparel is so generous to offer a DISCOUNT CODE!!! If you head over to her Etsy shop you can be apart of an exclusive 10% off deal! Just enter “KAITLIN10” to receive the discount code! THANK YOU SO MUCH to London Jae Apparel for this!

I’d also like to point of the super affordable prices of her items in her shop already! $8.75-18.99 depending on size and style.

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