Many clients know exactly what they’d like for their big day, but others often ask me for ideas on what to wear, locations to shoot and many other things. Below you’ll find some general tips and ideas for your day, and many more tailored specifically for the shoot you’ve booked with me.

If you have any questions or any other ideas, please let me know. I always love the creative ideas of my clients, and I’d love to hear yours!

Seniors

Doing a senior session is so much fun, and it's always unique from any other! This type of session is the time for the senior to really express and show off who they are, and here's some ideas to get you planning for your session with me.

Things To Wear

Your look should also match the location/s where your shoot is taking place, so think of the type of place/s you'd like to go, and go from there for your outfits. If you need any help or extra suggestions, you can always get in touch with me.

  • Mint green
  • Royal blue
  • Hats
  • Hair accessories
  • Plaid
  • Bright colors
  • Layers
  • Jackets
  • Scarves
  • Accessories and jewelry
  • Some casual outfits
  • A dressy outfit
  • Clothes to show off your personality
  • Anything fun or bold
  • Let mom help pick out one or two outfits so everybody is happy!
Things to Bring

Personal items or props are always great to have, so think of what you'd like to have for your session! Some ideas to get you thinking are:

  • Anything sports related
  • Hobbies
  • Pets
  • Your best friend
  • Guitar
  • Favorite prom dress
  • Favorite book
  • Car or truck
  • Letterman jacket
  • Sunglasses
  • Art work
  • Camera
  • Potential college T-shirt or jersey
  • Boyfriend or girlfriend
  • Favorite pair of heels or all your heels
  • Boots
  • Cowboy hats
  • Trophies
  • Awards
  • Class ring
Locations

The location is totally up to you - I love going anywhere new! Start looking for some places that might work, and really think outside of the box. Be on the lookout for a random field by your house that has tall grass or yellow flowers, any old barns or buildings near by or maybe a relative has an old truck in his yard… Or anywhere that is special to you and would work for our session.

I love mossy areas, low branches, long grass, old tire swings, old rusty vehicles, old torn down barns, swampy areas… You get the idea, now start looking!

Engagements

Engagement shoots are my absolute favorite type of shoot! I like to have fun and show not only your personalities in all the images but show how in love you are in this exciting time in your life. So be ready to have some fun and to relax as much as possible in front of the camera.

Engagement shoots are so much fun and important to me because it's something that you will look back and reflect on for the rest of you life. They're not the same as wedding pictures when you're all dressed up and have so much going on the whole day. It's a day to have fun and show off what makes the two of you unique and, of course, the special love you two share.

Clothes

I would recommend bringing 3 changes of clothes; even if we only have time for two, it's good to have some choices to choose from. These pictures are about the real you, so bring an everyday outfit that the two of you can relax and have some fun in. One dressy outfit is great if you like and one casual cute outfit is always good.

I love bright colors, sun dresses and layers! I don't recommend wearing identical colors but the same accent colors are always fun, or you could try matching shoes like cowboy boots, Converses, Toms etc.

Props

Props also make any photo shoot more fun! If you have any inside jokes, favorite hobbies, bring a guitar, favorite quilt, books - anything you can think, I'll find a way to make it work!

Locations

The location is totally up to you! I love going anywhere new! Start looking now for some places that might work, and really think outside of the box. Be on the lookout for a random field by your house that has tall grass or yellow flowers, any old barns or buildings near by or maybe a relative has an old truck in his yard... Or the first place you met or anywhere that is special to you and would work for our session.

I love mossy areas, low branches, long grass, old tire swings, old rusty vehicles, old torn down barns, swampy areas... You get the idea, now start looking!

Maternity

Here’s some tips you may fight useful for your maternity session with me!

Outfits

Try and find colors that look great next to each other - I don't recommend wearing all white or all black. Think of your favorite colors; or, if you're taking pics to hang in your house, think of what will look great above the fireplace!

Layers, cute jackets, scarfs, hats, hair pieces, flowers and plaid always looks great in pictures. I love bright colors (purple and hot pink are my personal favorite in outdoors photos) and I love when the shoes match! Matching cowboy boots or Converses is just an example of ideas I love!

More ideas for your maternity wardrobe:

  • Long dresses
  • Sheer materials
  • Chevron prints
  • Stripes
  • Mint greens and coral pinks palettes

Wear clothes that are comfortable! I'm not much into a posed shoot so wear something you can be ready to move around in... And always feel free to bring lots of options! I can help you decide what will look best where. Your look should also match the location so let me know the type of place you want to shoot at and we can go from there! If you need any help with ideas, colors, outfits, anything, feel free to always ask!

Props

Bring any props you can think of for your shoot! Here are some ideas:

  • Baby shoes
  • Banners
  • Baby blocks
  • Baby books
  • Baby pictures of Mom and Dad
  • Sonograms
  • Quilt
  • Baby clothes
  • Sun hats
    Balloons
  • Chalkboard
  • Cardigans
  • Stuffed animals
Locations

Location, location, location! I love going anywhere new! Be on the lookout for a place that you like, or think of the types of places you would be interested in such as rustic areas, lots of trees, an open green field, country, graffiti in the city etc. Think outside of the box! Be on the lookout for a random field by your house that has tall grass or yellow flowers, any old barns or buildings nearby or maybe a relative has an old truck in his yard. I love mossy areas, low branches, long grass, old tire swings, old rusty vehicles, old torn down barns and swampy areas. You get the idea, now start looking!

Boudoir

I love doing boudoir shoots, but I understand that many clients are nervous about their shoot. Below are some tips to help you prepare for your boudoir session with me. If you have any questions or concerns, you can always get in touch with me personally.

Helpful Tips to Prepare for a Boudoir Session
  • Avoid tight fitting clothes; if possible avoid wearing a bra on your way to the session as it leaves elastic pressure lines on your skin.
  • Ensure your session items are fitted to accentuate your curves but are not skin tight to avoid marks on your skin showing on your photos.
  • Get a manicure or pedicure a day or two before the session.
  • You don't need to spend months dieting or working out, or spend tons of money on lingerie! Bring something that you feel comfortable, beautiful and sexy in. Anything can work with you as your sassy self in it!
  • Wear clear deodorant to prevent chalky marks on your clothing or props.
  • Make sure to drink water and to eat before your session, but not anything that could make you feel uncomfortable or bloated. You have to be relaxed and happy!
Ideas for Props and Clothing

Anything goes in a boudoir session, but here are some ideas to get you thinking about what you'd like to bring for your session. Mix things up, make it personal and uniquely you!

  • Sweaters
  • His favorite sports jersey
  • His favorite button-up shirt
  • His favorite T-shirt
  • Mint green colors
  • Red, black and white colors
  • Lace stockings
  • Garters
  • Shawls/covers up
  • Thigh highs
  • Fishnets
  • Heels
  • Men's ties
  • Masquerade mask
  • White sheet to wrap up in
  • Cowboy boots and hat
  • Veil
  • His uniform
  • Tools of his trade (eg. tool belt, stethescope)
  • Something transparent
  • Jewelry
  • Tanks tops
  • Boy shorts
  • Knee high socks