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Should you buy new outfits for your session?
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My style guide (which comes in the mail to you before your session) goes over some serious details about what they best colors and clothes are that look best on camera.

Gone are the days of everyone wears the same thing. The idea is for your family to look natural, but styled so that all the colors look great together.

So should you buy new outfits for the session?

Most of my families do in some aspect buy something new for the session.

After you’ve received your style guide, you should look to see what you already own. I’m not one to waste, so I’d hate for you to buy something if you already have something you could wear. I think buying something new attributes to family photos as being special.

Once you’ve seen if you actually need to buy something, you can see if you can incorporate things you already own into your session.

Accessories are a great addition and you might already have something that could add that extra wow piece to your session. Accessories are also a great thing to ask to borrow. Chances are your friends won’t be needing that necklace the time of your session and they will be more than happy to lend it to you. They probably will feel special that you asked!

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Many women are more than happy to use this as an excuse to rent something from Rent the Runway. I have some examples here on my blog of options. CLICK HERE TO SEE

What about this one for a spring session?

The KIDS

What about your kids? My kid’s clothes are usually pretty beat up so in my case I always buy new clothes for them. The secret? Once Upon a Child. Besides saving money (obviously!) I love that place for photo shoot clothes because they are sorted by COLOR! I already know what color scheme I’m working with and I’m in and out in a matter of minutes! It’s seriously the best! The even have kid’s shoes, which can be tricky to have for a photo session.

Target also has some great affordable options for the kids.

The MEN

My thing that I stress for guys is wearing pants. Now I’m not talking about skinny pants exclusively because not all guys can pull the skinny pants off. In fact, if your guy has muscular legs, don’t do the skinny pants! Go for the fitted pants that can be found at most stores. You can also rent stylish clothing items for your guy from The Black Tux (more than just tuxes). I’d suggest renting if your guy doesn’t have to wear the clothes again for work or going out. If he’s not going to wear them again then you should rent or BORROW! Here is a really details post about what the guys should wear. You can also read a funny story about my husband borrow an item for a photo shoot

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!!!

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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!)

Thanks for reading my what to wear Wednesdays!

What to wear to your family portrait mini-session

I wanted to give some spring tips for those of you doing the mini-sessions.  (By the way there are only a few spots left! Sign up before they’re all gone!).  Before I wrote a detailed post for women about what women should wear and you should definitely check it out.  I also provide a detailed style guide when you book a session that give you recommendations for clothing for everyone, location and time of day info, what to bring to your session, and what to expect.  I love this tulle skirt from Charlotte Russe! Tulle texture looks AMAZING in camera.  It provides some different options for posing because it’ll move with you.  And when else will you ever get a chance to wear a tulle skirt?! Best excuse ever…this one is only $27! It totally depends on what you feel most comfortable for top options.  I could never pull off a top like they have in the picture, but you might be able to! Just do whatever you feel best! I love the below top options too.  They also have full sleeved versions of the top if you feel self conscious about your arms.  You’ll definitely need a pair of nude heels to go with this one.  A portrait session is a perfect time to beg and borrow from friends! Something like the heels below will be perfect! Also from CR for $30. I really really believe that you’ll look SO SUPER awesome if you’ll follow my style guide tips! 

One more time – there are only a few mini-sessions spots left! I’m scheduling them anytime before May! 

Skirt: Tulle Full Midi Skirt $26.99
Blouse: Zip-Front Top $21.99
Shoes: Satin Pointed Heel Pumps $30.99

Couple Outfit Pick for Fall Photo

Hi there! This is the third in the series of What to Wear/Styling your Photo Session.  You can find the other posts directed at what women should wear here and then for the guys here.  Hope this helps you decide what to wear and bring to your Fall Photo Session! 

Here is a gorgeous pick for those of you wanting style options for your fall photos.  I love the pumpkin color of this dress! I wanted to give you some affordable options for you to choose for your session if you were thinking of purchasing instead of renting clothes and accessories.  Some of these types of items you might already have or could borrow from.  I would feel self-conscious with the opening of the dress so I’d chose a simple lacy top to go on underneath.  

Hi there! This is the third in the series of What to Wear/Styling your Photo Session.  You can find the other posts directed at what women should wear here and then for the guys here.  Hope this helps you decide what to wear and bring to your Fall Photo Session! 

Here is a gorgeous pick for those of you wanting style options for your fall photos.  I love the pumpkin color of this dress! I wanted to give you some afforadable options for you to choose for your session if you were thinking of purchasing instead of renting clothes and accessories.  Some of these types of items you might already have or could borrow from.  I would feel self-conscious with the opening of the dress so I’d chose a simple lacey top to go on underneath.  

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The Look List: 

Forever 21 Contemporary Maxi Dress $29.90 Color: Ginger

Forever 21 Faux Suede Strappy Stilettos $24.90 Color: Blush

H&M Suit Pants Slim Fit $34.99 Color: Dark Gray

H&M Blazer Slim Fit $69.99 Color: Dark Gray

H&M Men’s Shoes:Monkstrapps $49.99 Color: Dark Cognac Brown