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-  Don’t try to MATCH...try to pick outfits and accesories that coordinate instead.  If everyone wore the same exact color at their shoot, how boring would those images be?  


-  Don’t be afraid to be BOLD!  Accessorize and make your outfits your own! Scarves, bold necklaces and fun shoes are always welcomed!


-  MOST PATTERNS are actually ok.... however, graphics are not favorable for portraits. Also avoid horizontal stripes as they're not always as flattering as other patterns. If you’re wearing a pattern, make sure it’s not overwhelming and distracting.


-  Empty your pockets! Literally.  You don’t want to have key chains or phones showing through your pockets. (This is for the guys!)


-If this is your engagement session, this would be a great time to do a trial run with your makeup artist before your wedding day! Having your makeup professionally done for your session can help boost your confidence and will definitely make you "pop" in your photos.  Be sure to communicate your desired "makeup style" clearly to your artist so that he or she is able to create a look for you that compliments your features, but that keeps you looking like you.

-  Most often, people like to have one casual, everyday outfit and then one outfit that is dressier!  This will give your shoot two totally different “looks”.  I recommend beginning with the dressy outfit first!


-  Make sure you’re comfortable in what you’re wearing. And ladies, if the top is super low cut, that will limit the amount of angles I can shoot from. 


-  BE ON TIME!  The sun is only out for so long ! The later you arrive, the less time we have to shoot! And nobody wants that!


-  Be sure to check out my pinterest boards for more outfits inspiration if you’re having trouble.


-  Relax! You don’t have to be a pro at this! I’m going to help you along the way and it’s going to be a blast! Enjoy this time with your family and make family time out of it! Plan dinner afterwards and celebrate!! 

It’s always a little intimidating to have your picture taken .... even if it’s just a photo on an iphone that is taken by a friend, we still want to look nice, make sure nothing is in our teeth and that our hair is behaving!  I realize that preparing for your portrait session can be a little overwhelming.  Here are some tips for outfits and accessories that will make the portrait shoot preparation a little more managable! 




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