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Texture and tones are extremely important. Have you ever noticed that sometimes the best designed room decor focuses much more on playing upon the textures well together rather than just colors? Textures can be found in accents of clothing, accessories, or designs of clothing. Also flowy long dresses that you can grab and twist are fun. If its cold then long sweaters will do the trick. Patterns are cute but I would keep them to a minimum. If you love patterns I would wear floral or small patterns. A go-to mens color is khaki or blue. You do not have to match these or follow this at all. It is just a fun guide to help you get the most out of your session. Below are the best colors.
Your session starts at the agreed time. If you are more than 10min late the session time begins and you have whatever time is left when you arrive. This is due to lighting or I might have a client booked after you and can not go over the agreed time.
Women: Roolee, Mark Ashton, Torrid, Franchescas, American Eagle, Altar'd State, Target, H&M
Dresses: Roolee, Wren and Ivory, Zara, Lulus, Altar'd State, Baltic Born
Men: Old Navy, Target, J Crew, H&M
Kids: Old Navy, Gap, Target-Cat and Jack, Jelly Beans, H&M, June and January on insta.
You will get your photos within 1-2 weeks of your session. I send everyone sneaks the night of the session. They are delivered on a site called pixieset. Please do not screenshot the photos. Read the directions on the gallery about how to download or ask me. The photos are very large so you might have to download them onto a computer. NOT ALL IMAGES WE TAKE MAKE IT TO THE GALLERY DUE TO LIGHTING OR WARDROBE/HAIR MALFUNCTIONS.
Layout of a session:
Each session is different, but we are usually chasing sunset. We will move quickly from pose to pose but with direction and time to play. I'll have you do some things that might feel silly but that's how candidness is created. Trust the process. Image color varies on outfit color, weather, and location, but the general mood is always earthy tones. I will always try to put you in the most flattering poses, but let me know if you have a preferred side you want me to shoot on. Sessions are always fun, fast paced, and easy going.
You can bring two outfits. Bring a nice one with a dress or fancy top and a casual outfit with jeans. We want an elegant outfit and a fun and get dirty outfit. If it is winter maybe just bring 1 outfit for each and accessories like blankets, coats, and hats. Solid colors are best. If you feel confident in an outfit, you will look confident! Best colors are above but you can pick anything. Stay away from all black or all white, it makes you disappear in the background. Mix some colors in there. Wear shoes that you are able to walk in. Keep big jewelry to a minimum and don't forget the bug spray. Remember, what makes great photos is you two just being you.
The most important is to be color coordinating Try not to wear all the same color but to each wear a different color that goes well. ( scroll down to the bottom for examples) Neutrals are easiest for this. Wear comfy shoes and clothes you can sit and snuggle in. Soft colors (light blue, gray, blush) or warm colors (olive green, burnt orange, burgundy), If you want colorful images, then you should choose a more vivid color scheme for your outfits! Suspenders are cute for boys and flowing dresses for girls. Bring wet wipes to wipe the kids faces and maybe an extra outfit incase they fall in the mud. NO NEON COLORS (LIME GREEN/BRIGHT PINK/BABY BLUE)
Long flowing dresses are best. Hair down. The brand colors at the top are the best colors. Patters can be distracting but tiny patterns may be okay. Solid colors preferred. Black or white are not preferred. White becomes transparent and black makes you disappear in the water. Tulle skirts are also awesome. Make sure and wear garments that are not extremely noticeable when you get the dress wet. Don't forget a change of clothes and a towel. Bring a floppy hat for some shots and BRING SHOES TO WEAR IN THE WATER.
Wear shoes that you can easily walk in and that won't sink in the dirt. Keep outfit changes under 3. Bring at least one dress and one casual outfit. If you are wanting to bring people please only bring one. You can wear any color but all black is not recommended. There are a few stores above my clients find helpful. I do not use props but fun accessories to bring are helpful, such as apparel/balls/medals or other activity accessories. Please do not bring glitter, confetti, alcohol, fireworks, or large sign/chalk.
Location and Style Inspo
Pinterest board ideas
Here are some ideas for locations and fun styles we could do there.
You don't have to do any of these. This is just a great inspiration board of more unique ideas. Let me know if any of these stand out to you. *****These are not photos of exact local locations, it is just a board of ideas of places that we could find like this, and clothing you could wear there. *******