STYLING YOUR FAMILY PHOTO SESSIONS - WHAT TO WEAR
STYLED FAMILY SESSIONS
WHY WE LOVE TO HELP YOU FIND THE PERFECT WARDROBE
If you have worked with me in the past or if you know me personally, you know that one of my favorite things in the world is clothing. My family raids my closet every time they are at my house and we joke that it's like a shopping experience when they come over. My clients get to share in this same luxury my sisters and mom have because they too get to pick outfits out of my closet and wear them for their sessions.
Styling sessions has become one of the most beloved parts of the experience I provide my clients. We will sometimes spend days and stay up until the wee hours of the night picking out what everyone is going to wear. I do this not because I want to control every session but I want every session to be the very best for YOU. I want you to have clothes that are comfortable, fit your body type, and also clothing that flows together and will photograph well. If clients choose me to be their photographer, it's because they like my style and part of my style and brand includes your wardrobe.
Your wardrobe is a key part to your photography experience, no matter who you choose as your photographer! You should choose outfits that coordinate, go with your location, are comfortable, and go with your photographers style. Which is why we dedicate time to this part of our process. We will create style boards for you, send you links to outfits you can buy, or you can choose an outfit straight from our "Bella Wardrobe." We have pre-selected clothing for women and children and men of all ages to use for their sessions. (Don't worry, each item is washed thoroughly before and after it is used at a session). We also encourage you to wear what you already have! Sometimes this is more sentimental and can produce an emotional impact. For example, one of my moms is wearing the same beautiful dress she wore to her bridal shower at her family session. She had it taken in so it would fit her again but it is so meaningful to her. If that is the centerpiece, then we work the rest of the outfits around that one special piece of clothing. Don't worry, we have plenty of options for you to have the perfect wardrobe for your photography session!
We have recently added a new tool to our arsenal of wardrobe styling tricks and tips. We absolutely love Style & Select and highly recommend it to our fellow photographers. (Thank you Amandamarie Gillen Photography for recommending this to us!) This has made it easier for our clients to tell us the colors they prefer, the style they prefer, and to create the perfect wardrobe. They can even give us a budget for their family wardrobe and we can pick items based on the total cost. I have already used this tool to start planning my own outfits for our family sessions.
All of our clients will be sent an email with our style guides for their family session. Matching pants and shirts are out, khakis and white tops are out, everyone wearing plaid is out. We want to help you find current styles that will fit your family's personality and help relieve some stress. You still get to choose your wardrobe and have fun shopping but now you have a little help in the process.
floral prints, flowy maxi dresses, layers, adding a little texture/pattern, mixing & coordinating colors, floppy hats, flower crowns, comfort.
JUST SAY NO:
neon, matching outfits, too many crazy patterns, tennis shoes, characters on clothes.
WE HOPE THIS HELPS!!!