what to wear
I'm going to let you in on a little secret - styling is probably the most important part of your session. Yes, location, posing, and weather are also all very important aspects of a great session - but what you decide to wear can really make or break your family session. If you are anything like me, trying to find the perfect outfits for my family is an overwhelming and exhausting task! You are trying to find the right colors, the right style but not to matchy-matchy and still represent your family’s personality! Most of all you want to make sure you look + feel great! I want you to feel like a million bucks, but still be able to run around and cuddle your kids.
Did you know that Wardrobe and Styling can truly elevate a photo, or worst case scenario can completely detract from the most important part of the photo which is YOU! That doesn’t mean I want you to steer away from your family’s style but instead find ways to make your style unique (traditional, retro, romantic) while still maintaining a timeless feel to your photos via clothing choices that allow the focus to be on your beautiful family.
When you book a session with me, you will receive a prep-guide that goes over clothing and color suggestions. As much as I would love to be your personal shopper I will leave that to the experts! That is why when I came across Style & Select I was so excited! Imagine having a personal shopper + personal stylist + style guide + Pinterest board all rolled into one! That is what Style & Select is all about! It is AMAZING!
How does Style & Select work?
After you book a session with me, I will send you an email that has a unique code to enter the website. You will then answer the questions provided in the questionnaire. After you input the information about your family (how many people you are styling, sizes, color preferences) a variety of options-including accessories will pop up for you! If you see something that you like simply click on the heart to save it (you can see just what your entire wardrobe will look like before purchasing) or you can add it right to your cart. When you are done click on the cart and it will take you right to the retailers website to purchase your items! THAT’S IT!! your done! No more wasting hours upon hours shopping for the wrong colors/styles just to get it over or if you are like me scrambling in panic mode just to look presentable! Style & Select takes the guess work and the work out of styling your entire family!
Just a few more things that I LOVE about Style & Select (that you will too!)
- They are session friendly! What this means is although clothing is on trend, they don’t always photograph well. For example : Off-the- shoulder tops and dresses. Yes they are super cute, but having you constantly pulling up and down the shoulders while holding your toddler will not make for a fun session. You never want to wear anything that you will be fidgeting constantly and be uncomfortable in.
- They are affordable! You will not have to take out a second mortgage to outfit your entire family! Style & Select pulls options from every type of price range ($10-$80). You will see styles from H&M, Target, Zara, Old Navy, Free People, Modcloth, Express, and much more! YES, it is totally possible to look and feel amazing with out breaking the bank!
- They are diverse! Style & Select believes that everyone deserves to look amazing for their session. No matter what your shape and size is they offer everything from newborn, maternity and plus size options.
- What not to wear! If you have questions about this topic Style & Select wrote an amazing blog post about just this. Check it out!