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

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.

Some Helpful Dos: 

  • Velvet anything
  • Felt floppy hats for a couple shots
  • Long dresses
  • Sheer long dresses that you can see the light shine through
  • Loose fitting flowy dresses
  • Neutral colors
  • Timeless patterns and styles
  • Boots
  • Layers
  • Off the shoulder comfy sweaters
  • Kimono/cardigan any type of layers

Some Big Don'ts: 

  • Any visible name brand (this goes for guys too)
  • Golf-type or fishing shirts that have shiny material
  • Anything super tight you can barely move in
  • Super distracting patterns
  • All matching outfits (be complimentary, but not twins!)
  • neon colors aren't the best to bring. The camera can't pick up on highlighter neon colors and in the bright sun the color can reflect on your skin.

I would also LOVE to help when you are shopping or choosing what to bring. So please text me or FB/Insta message me with looks you love.

Check out the Pinterest board I put together for some color schemes and looks I love:

https://pin.it/hpcdjd2nhl2bpa

But remember this shoot is all about YOU! So don't try and dress in things you would NEVER wear!

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 book
  • Vintage Car or truck or your vehicle
  • Letterman jacket
  • Sunglasses
  • Art work
  • Potential college T-shirt or jersey
  • Boyfriend or girlfriend
  • 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.

Engagements

CLOTHES

I would recommend bringing at least 3 changes of clothes; honestly the more choices the better.

Different materials and fits can make such a difference when it comes to getting the best and most flattering images. You want outfits you can move around in - think flowy and nothing too tight and form fitting.

Long dresses are always a favorite because it shows movement and is perfect for walking and dancing; and they are also flattering when sitting down.

Think of the decorations in your house and picture a huge canvas in your living room. What colors would match the best? Think of neutral colors that will look timeless and never go out of style. Patterns can work but if used in a very subtle way. Clothes should also never have any visible name brands showing.

Some Helpful Dos: 

  • Velvet anything
  • Felt floppy hats for a couple shots
  • Long dresses
  • Sheer long dresses that you can see the light shine through
  • Loose fitting flowy dresses
  • Neutral colors
  • Timeless patterns and styles
  • Boots
  • Layers
  • Off the shoulder comfy sweaters
  • Kimono/cardigan any type of layers

Some Big Don'ts: 

  • Any visible name brand (this goes for guys too)
  • Golf-type or fishing shirts that have shiny material
  • Anything super tight you can barely move in
  • Super distracting patterns
  • All matching outfits (be complimentary, but not twins!)

Check out the Pinterest board I put together for some color schemes and looks I love:

https://pin.it/ia7uooymz3gdkh

But remember this shoot is all about YOU! So don't try and dress in things you would NEVER wear!

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. The first place you met or anywhere that is special to you and would work for our session.

Maternity

Different materials and fits can make such a difference when it comes to getting the best and most flattering images. You want outfits you can move around in.

Long dresses are always a favorite because it shows movement and is perfect for walking and dancing; and they are also flattering when sitting down.

Think of the decorations in your house and picture a huge canvas in your living room. What colors would match the best? Think of neutral colors that will look timeless and never go out of style. Patterns can work but if used in a very subtle way. Clothes should also never have any visible name brands showing.

Some Helpful Dos: 

  • Velvet anything
  • Felt floppy hats for a couple shots
  • Long dresses
  • Sheer long dresses that you can see the light shine through
  • Loose fitting flowy dresses that show off the bump
    Anything with a long train
  • Neutral colors
  • Darker greens, navy and blush are my personal favorites for maternity
  • Layers
  • Off the shoulder comfy sweaters
  • Kimono/cardigan any type of layers

Some Big Don'ts: 

  • Any visible name brand (this goes for guys too)
  • Golf-type or fishing shirts that have shiny material
  • Anything super tight you can barely move in
  • Super distracting patterns
  • All matching outfits (be complimentary, but not twins!)

Please check out the Pinterest boards I created for inspiration on color and outfit ideas! Just click on the link below!

Families:

https://pin.it/2ptm3ljepkhorv

Couples:

https://pin.it/ykuqcwushmqhxp

Maternity:
https://pin.it/pe5ygks2shw2rb

Boudoir

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. If choose to get a professional spray tan best at least a day before.
  • 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. And the more choices the better!
  • Wear clear deodorant to prevent chalky marks on your clothing or props.
  • Make sure to drink plenty of water the day before your session and day of and avoid  salty foods or anything that can make you feel bloated.
  • Please make sure to eat something the day your session.

    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
  • Yours or his favorite sports jersey
  • His favorite button-up shirt
  • His favorite T-shirt
  • Body suits
  • Cowboy boots and hat
  • Veil
  • His uniform
  • Tools of his trade (eg. tool belt, stethescope)
  • Jewelry
  • Tanks tops
  • Boy shorts
  • Knee high socks
  • Guitar