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These are suggested color tones to look for. Avoid very bright red, orange and anything neon.
Think about the colors in your home, and what will look good hanging on your walls.
If in doubt, stick to one bold pattern on one person within your family group. Smaller, more subtle patterns are more neutral and easier to mix.
Sometimes multiple patterns can be fun, but it can be tricky and easily overwhelming.
Do not match your whole family's outfits. Everyone in matching color shirts and jeans isn't the best look.
Rule #1- Be comfortable and feel good about what you choose.
Pick out your outfit first, and build everyone else's wardrobe around yours.
If there is something in particular you do not like about your outfit- 'muffin top' from your sweater, visible bra straps or underwear lines, your top is too low-cut, these are not easily fixable and may require advanced retouching and may mean additional charge to hand edit. Try your outfit on ahead of time.
Whatever makes you feel GOOD!
Long, full, flowy dresses
Anything that shows movement
Layers - leather or jean jacket
Closed-toes shoes, boots
Keep it simple and natural
Bright red, pink, orange
Bulky sweaters and coats
Very large prints
Anything with a logo or saying
Waiting until day-of to try on outfit
Exposed bra straps
Visible body shapers
Chipped nail polish
Apple watch / Fit trackers
Hair worn down, blowing in the wind, is best. Keep your makeup similar to a nice date night. You want to still look like you! False eyelashes are great, if you are comfortable with them.
Leave fitness trackers, Apple Watches, and sunglasses in the car. Avoid bringing unnecessary things with you, like your purse, water jugs, large diaper bags. We move around several times, so you will be lugging it around with you and setting it on the ground, which also takes valuable time.
Collared shirts are great, but avoid suit-dress shirts. Look for casual collared shirts, flannels, and chambray button-downs.
I will be photographing your entire body. You will be sitting down, as well. Your shoes and socks will be visible. Do not wear athletic sneakers or socks. Depending on the location, closed-toe shoes may be necessary since we will hike a bit. If your session is at the beach, I suggest not wearing shoes at all. Your feet will be in the water and sand anyway.
Leave Apple Watches, rubber bracelets and sunglasses in the car.
** Please be sure PRIOR to the start of your session- you do not have your keys or phone in any of your pockets. **
Keep your kids comfortable. They will be better behaved and more smiley if they are happy in what they are wearing. Avoid having them wearing athletic shoes or sport socks. Plain t shirts work great, as long as there is no graphics, logos or words.
I love rompers and jumpsuits for toddlers.
Little girls- wear shorts or bloomers under dresses. Diaper covers, etc. Underwear and diapers easily show when we are sitting on the ground, swinging and dancing. Full, long flow dresses are GREAT for little girls, as well.
Remove band-aids, when possible. Small ouchies are easier to retouch than a band-aid.
Give the face and nose a wet-wipe swipe right before the start of your session, and bring a back-up, if needed. Booger, drool and spit-up happen.
I love dogs! I encourage you to bring them whenever possible. Change out the leash, however. A simple black leash, or even a rustic rope. is better than a retractable leash with poo bags. If their collar is bright, or has reflective bands, remove that for our session, as well.