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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.
Bring two outfits. Bring a nice one with a dress 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. Stay away from all black or all white. 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. 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. Old navy actually has a spot on their website where you can coordinate clothes for family photos.
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 ports apparel/balls/medals or other activity accessories. Please do not bring glitter, confetti, alcohol, fireworks, or large sign/chalk, chairs, or other props.