Use the season to help narrow the look you are going for. Are you striving for something flowy and whimsical, comfy and casual or more formal? Each season is associated with its own colors, weather and landscapes. Spring and summer can be bright and flowy, while fall and winter lend itself to cozy layers and stylish accessories.
Start an outfit you love. This could be old or new. This will serve as the inspiration for your photos. Most of the time, I encourage mom to pick her outfit first. The MOST important thing to keep in mind when choosing outfits is choosing something that you love and feel beautiful in. If you feel good, it will translate to your photos and set the tone for the whole session.
Limit patterns but keep things interesting. Matching is outdated. Coordinating is far better! Start with your inspiration outfit or pattern. Determine what accent colors work best with it to formulate your family’s color palette. The palette will then guide everyone else’s outfits. Each person can have a different focal color. Try to limit patterns to one person.
Mix and match textures. Finish your look with layers that complement your outfits. Consider adding a statement necklace, scarf, hair piece or headband. Vests, belts, jackets, hats, suspenders, ties and bow ties also work great. Simple, subtle touches and fabric textures add visual interest to your outfits and polish to your photos
Make it easier on yourself. Use my complimentary styling service below. Use this to build, coordinate, and personalize the perfect outfits for your family with these tips in mind. When finished, you will have access to the links to purchase the clothing.
1. Watch the video below to learn how to use the styling service.
3. Enter code: 5P28OP6N
4. Start styling your session. When finished, hit ‘Send Selected Items’
5. You will then get a copy of your style boards with links to purchase the items.
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