What to wear to your family session

Updated: Feb 23


Hellooooo!!!!! I'm so excited that you have decided to book a session with me! If you really want a stress free experience Click Here to use my online wardrobe with username: laurenbakerphotography@hotmail.com and styling code:9S169N6R for free! in my virtual wardrobe picker you will be able to see my client closet and all of the things in it that you are welcome to use during your session!

I also have access to a personal wardrobe picker who will do everything my online wardrobe picker will do, but obviously she's going to be able to give you more options then just what my online wardrobe has to offer. Message me and ill message you back her contact information.


If you decide you want to go the solo route, here are some tips to get you through picking.


So lets talk about COLORS first:


Spring/Summer: Organic colors are kind of my thing all year long. and bold neutrals are what is in right now. but I've noticed that pinks and lighter blues come out with creams and whites for a lighter feel more in the summer than the fall and are also classics. .That doesn't mean you have to go in that direction. It all depends on what feel you want. Just know that my photos are a lot more vibrant and hopefully artistic with the sun and light than other photographers. Here's a photo of a few years backs' family scheme:



Whites and blues. We went a little more formal this year which threw my husband off but my girl's loved every minute of getting all dolled up!



Here's some other samples with a base of neutral with a little pop of color for all of you color lovers!



In the fall: along with earth tones, fall colors never get old. That being said, I mean cognac, navy, hunter green, and mustard just to make sure we're all on the same page.





The trick is to not have anyone wearing the same thing and not put too many over powering patterns in there.


I love timeless and classic, organic and flowy. Things to look for when you're picking out outfits.


WHAT TO LOOK FOR IN YOUR OUTFITS


-Flowy: You can't go wrong with flowy. For you or your girls. Maxi dresses for women are all of the rage. It lets movement and feeling into the images we create. But for children too. Can my baby spin a good twirl in that dress? Will she dance like she's a ballerina and twirl with wonder? Movement, connection, and emotion is just what i'm trying to make my brand.

-Texture: A crocheted romper or cardigan, a lacey dress, even satin and tulle make for some pretty amazing textures and wonderful twirling material.

-Acessories: little pixie bonnets, floral crowns, these are perfect for your little ones and all the rage and I have a few of them you are welcome to use that are in my studio! Come by and check them out anytime!


If you are feeling nervous about your set-up though, send me a message or text and i'll help you figure it out!


Some of my favorite place to shop for Women:

Jessakae

Vici

joyfolie

freepeople

roolee


for children:

pineandhoneyhandmade

jamesvincentdesignco

zara

H&M

Target



THINGS NOT TO WEAR:

-anything with logos or pictures. Logos make your timeless photos go straight to this year. In twenty years looking back your cousin's nephew is going to look at your family photo album and say, "Hey! That looks like its from 2018!!! Am I right? AM I RIGHT???" And you will be embarrassed.

-Any kind of shirt with TINY lines or plaids. ya know those hypnotizing things you used to look at as a kid that were black and white and when you stared and them too long the lines were "moving"? well thats what happens when you wear those. Don't do it.


If you get to choosing your outfits and you're not too sure which shirt for your little boys goes better with your attire , send me a picture! I will be glad to help you out! That is part of my job and I love doing it!


ABOVE ALL: Choose what you are comfortable in. Because if you're not comfortable you (or your children) aren't going to be happy.

To get kids excited about your session, involve them in the process of picking out clothes. Let a child choose a special accessory or if they have something dear to them such as a comfort object, allow them to bring it along. It helps tell a story.

Here's a few more for good measure ;)









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