Plan for the Whole Family

Be sure to plan your outfits at least a week prior to your session. Here are some general rules for making picture-perfect fashion decisions.

* Choose a palette of 3-4 colors and mix everyone up, include pants & dresses with different textures & fabrics. You want a cohesive feel, but without being 'matchy-matchy'. 

* Layer your clothing avoiding sleeveless shirts and shorts.

* Arrange your outfits ahead of time on a big bed including your accessories.

* Make sure clothes are clean, pressed, and on hangers a few days prior to your session.

What you wear is key for a successful session. Clothing compliments who you are as a family, speaks to the enviroment in which the session is taking place, and coordinates with the home where the final images will be displayed. Your style should be as unique as your family, so we've put together some clothing advice for a creative, comfortable session.

Newborns are sweet & sleepy: keep it simple!

  • Choose, solid onesie, simple cloth diaper covers, & swaddling blankets
  • Knitted caps, bonnets & ribbons (cute for a few frames)
  • A few special heirlooms like a silver rattle
  • Extra blankets & textures for variety

Babies & Kids

  • Can be bolder with color & style
  • Choose to show off their fun style with layered clothing & small simple patterns
  • Non-fussy, casual clothes to keep kids comfortable and for natural expressions of their real personalities

AVOID: Big bows, baggy clothing and make-up or hairspray


  • Form fitting, comfortable is KEY
  • Pick clothing that accentuates what you love and not what you hate
  • Think about the season... and dress accordingly. Summer dresses paired with a lightweight sweater, Fall sweaters with leggings and boots, ect.

AVOID: Sunburns, sleeveless, loud colors

layered looks
stylish shoes
a week old haircut
well trimmed nails
simple accessories
glare-free sunglasses
yes !! PRO TIP : Pick two complimentary colors & one accent color that compliment your home!
Tips & Tricks Neutrals are timeless
Denim is a winner ;)
Pick three colors, 2 main & 1 accent
Accessories are great (but less says more)
THINK: Mixing Texture & Fabrics

AVOID: busy patterns, loud colors, sleeveless
When preparing for your session try to avoid wearing the following:

A new haircut
loud patterns
5 o'clock shadow
wrinkled clothes
distracting jewelry
big white leather sneakers
No way!