My words of wisdom? Start with an open mind and don't stress too much. Family photos should be fun, not frustrating.
Light. Without great light, even the most scenic location can fall flat. That's why it's my first priority. We'll work around your family's scheduling needs while optimizing the availability of ambient light, assuming Mother Nature cooperates!
Location. Often, the most simple, unexpected spots yield the most beautiful photos. We'll narrow down your aesthetic preferences and I'll suggest some options.
Look. Soft and neutral. Colorful and coordinated? Whatever your style, we'll take that into account when planning your session. Need a second set of eyes on your wardrobe choices? I'm here to help!
Frustrated trying to figure out what to wear?
Soft neutrals are always sure thing. Think ivory, blush, camel, tan, taupe, olive, gray, dusty blues, roses and lavenders, etc. Plus, they provide a great foundation to add accents. Add subtle interest with textures like chunky knits, chambray, suede, waffle knit, faux fur, lace or crochet, linen, etc.
Want to push the envelope a bit? Try adding pops of jewel and earth tones or integrating a pattern. Some of my favorites include stripes, florals, plaid, cable knit, herringbone, marled knit, mini dots, etc.
Use caution with super bold patterns and extra bright colors, which can overpower the scene or reflect odd color casts on skin (especially neons, reds and oranges). Watch out for distracting logos, especially on men's clothing.
If you're unsure, feel free to snap a quick pic and text or email me. I'm happy to help advise ahead of time. Bottom line: Don't stress too much, just choose something that you feel like a million bucks in. Confidence is always in style.