Throughout this style guide I will share with you all of my favorite pieces, favorite stores, style ideas for the men in your life, kids inspiration, and how to best pick out an outfit that is not only beautiful in your final images but makes you feel incredible during your session.
I treat the styling of every session as one of the most important aspects of the shoot. Clothing and beautiful flowing textiles are incredibly inspiring for not only my own creativity, but creating movement and life into the images. Having a sense of what you and your family will be wearing will allow me to show up inspired and focus 100% on the connections of your family during our time together. With a bit of up-front effort put into the right styling of your shoot, the images will inevitably be beautiful and timeless <3
About a month before our session I will schedule a FaceTime call with you to discuss where we are in the styling process, what you're thinking for your shoot, and to show you some of the options I have within my own styling closet. I like to keep a variety of my favorite pieces on hand and can always bring a backup to our session as an option.
So... shall we? :)
Mama, we always start with you...
It is so important for you to feel beautiful and special during your session. All of the dresses above are $50.00 or less, seriously! You do NOT need to spend an arm and a leg in styling of your session. Forever 21, for example, always has fresh new styles on maxi dresses, tops, sweaters, jeans etc and all are available online.
The Maternity Mama...
Maternity dresses can be a bit more expensive and harder to find that perfect match in the big box stores. Keep an open mind when thinking maternity. Forever 21 off-the-shoulder dresses work amazingly well for my pregnant mama as well! If you love the style and color of a non-maternity dress, don't automatically rule it out. Let's see what we can do to make it (or something similar) work for you.