Essential Advice for Parents
Keep Smiling :)
If there's one thing I want you to remember from this guide, it's this: Relax and keep those smiles coming!
I've got a bag full of tricks to coax those grins from your kids, and if one approach doesn't work, we'll switch things up. As a mom myself, I know that sometimes kids seem like they're not cooperating, but that's entirely normal.
Trust me to handle the little ones. You just sit back and enjoy the process. Remember, it's much harder to spot an upset child in a photo than an upset parent. For now, let's imagine you're off-duty and ready to smile!
Embracing the Seasons
From Winter Snow to Summer Sun
Sessions can shine in any season, even winter!
Each season brings its unique beauty, but here are some season-specific tips:
Bundle up with boots, layers, and cozy coats. Snow acts as a fantastic natural reflector, making for stunning photos.
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The Day of the Session
Punctuality is key, especially if you have kids. Arriving 10–15 minutes early allows you to dress the little ones right before the session starts, preventing any outfit mishaps.
The Art of Wardrobe Selection
Let's talk outfits – this is where you play a significant artistic role. Your choice of clothing has a massive impact on the overall look of your photos. Think of your outfit as the paint in our portrait, setting the tone for the entire composition.
Quick Tips for Wardrobe Choices
My first tip, and possibly the most important, is to wear light colors! Light colors are my "paint" of choice because they act like a reflector, lifting shadows and letting your natural skin tones shine.
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For the Guys
For the Guys
Stylish Yet Comfortable
For men, opt for comfortable, relaxed attire. Henleys and rolled dress shirts strike the right balance between dressy and casual. Avoid polo shirts for my style, and go for light-colored bottoms. Layers and textures like sweaters add depth to your look.
Cream vs. White
A Quick Note
Cream and white look different in photos. Cream often appears as white, while white can sometimes appear blue. If you have a choice, consider cream, off-white, or ivory over true white.