I recommend choosing 2-3 colors and sticking with that palate. I lean towards soft neutrals and light blue/pink/green I will work with you up until your shoot to help coordinate outfits and create a cohesive look.
Chose colors that will look good in your house. What colors did you use to decorate? Pick colors that will complement your design tastes and look great on your walls.
Accessories and layers are a great way to add texture. Accessories should compliment an outfit, not distract from it.
Think of comfort. My sessions involve a lot of playing and interacting so if you’re not fully comfortable in heels that will be reflected in your photos. Wear something you feel good in and also don’t mind getting a little dirty!
Shoes: Boots, dressy sandals, wedges, sperry’s, converse. Barefoot is always a great option, weather permitting. Please stay away from sneakers, flip flops, and crocs!
Make-up: I reccommend using a make up artist if possible. If you do your own makeup
Hair: We recommend getting your hair professionally styled if possible. If you are getting your hair cut or colored for your session, it’s best to do so at least one week in advance. Hair accessories are a great way to mix up an outfit and create a different “look” however, headbands should not overpower the face and should complement the outfit.
Please avoid the “matching button down shirts and jeans” look! Matchy-matchy is out. Coordinating color palates are in.
Other things to avoid: Logo’s on T-shirts, character sneakers, (any sneakers really)
I’ve compiled a list of my favorite places to shop. I've also included some great boutiques on etsy and instagram.
Alloy Women’s clothing. Flowy maxi dresses, good mix of solids and prints. $-$$
Anna Triant Couture High end, expensive, show stopping dresses $$$$$
Dottie Couture Womens. Fun flirty tops and dresses in bold colors and patterns $$
Fleur and Dot Girls- Vintage chic. Handmade clothing with lots of flowers and dots. $$$$
Forever 21 Girls/women. Fast fashion store. Colorful and playful. Works best for teenagers/young adults as their style caters to the younger crowd. $
Free People Boho chic. Flowy dresses. $$$$
H&M A great place for boys clothing. They have great button down shirts and a good selection of pants/shorts. Basic girl pieces without a lot of frills. Runs big $-$$
J-Crew Sooo many great outfits from them. I could style an entire session just from that store. My favorites have to be the little girl dresses in every color and their great layering pieces
Joyfolie Girls. Well structured sparkly, soft, and feminine. Not cheap but you’ll want to buy every dress.
Koko Blush and Co A listing of girls clothing stores including Tutu Du Monde, Joyfolie
Mod cloth Women’s dresses, tops, shoes $$-$$$
Over the loom Fancy frilly dresses and sparkly shoes. $-$$$
Sears They always have a great selection of girls dresses
Shop Ruche Women’s dresses and tops $$$
The Children’s place Inexpensive, stylish, and colorful
The Gap Great basic pieces, they also have some items with interesting texture
Tutu Du Monde Expensive, stylish and worth it. Couture dresses your little girl will love. My absolute favorite $$$$