Styling Your Session
1. Decide on the look you want.
Keep it simple.
Whites, neutrals, earth tones, and soft, muted colors are great. Steer clear of logos and writing on clothing. Keep clothes loose and non constricting. I want you to be comfortable when sitting and laying on the bed.
2. Pick an inspiration outfit.
Start with an old or new favorite piece or outfit.
Pick one outfit that will serve as the inspiration for your photos. Most of the time, I encourage mom to pick her outfit first. Sometimes, however, it's easier to pick the babies outfit first and coordinate with that. The MOST important thing to keep in mind when choosing outfits is choosing something that you love and feel beautiful in. If you feel good, it will translate to your photos and set the tone for the whole session.
3. Coordinate colors, don't match.
Limit patterns but keep things interesting.
Matching is outdated. Coordinating is far better! Start with your inspiration outfit or pattern. Determine what accent colors work best with it to formulate your family’s color palette. The palette will then guide everyone else’s outfits.
Prep your home
Great sessions begin with great preparation.
Your home doesn't have to be perfect. Prepare your home for your session by simply removing items not necessary for your photos. this includes things such as phone chargers, tissue boxes, and laundry hampers. I can also help move things when I arrive.
Turn off all lamps and overhead lights and open up the blinds t let the natural light in! This will help me assess which rooms we'll be showing in when I arrive.
Have whatever you hope to include in the shot laid out (an outfit change, onesie, blankets, swaddles, memorabilia).
Plain white diapers work best so patterns don't show through.
Tips for success
Before Your Session
What's Next...After Your Session
Share Your Images
Share your beautiful images with friends and family!
Download and Backup the Images
I recommend saving your images in at least two separate locations. This could include your computer's hard drive, an external hard drive, a flash drive, or a cloud based service.