|Hi, I'm Julie ... artist, photographer, potter, etc. I am so happy you are here! I consider this blog my creative journal where I can share my recent work, ideas and dreams, and lots of little details about my life. Please make yourself at home. Whether you are a bride-to-be, a photographer, or just a visitor, I hope you will find inspiration here and even become a friend.|
Spring is absolutely my favorite time to take photos. The earth has been rejuvenated and I feel the same way! It's obvious why it's such a popular time for family photos! If you haven't made plans for spring mini sessions yet ... I have a few openings for both of the following:
If you are planning a spring photo shoot you may feel a little stressed about what to wear for your session. Don't stress!!! I have all the do's and don't's you need to keep calm and plan the perfect look.
1 - Don't stress over the clothes! I know, I know this is a post about what to wear but honestly ... it's not the clothes that matter most. DO remember the pictures are about your family, your connections to each other, the way you hold hands, get silly, laugh together, etc. The clothes are secondary.
2 - Don't feel like you have to buy everything brand new. DO look on pinterest to find more inspiration and find something that might be similar to something you already own and love. Here are just a few boards that I found on Pinterest. I love these because they are springy, simple, and would look awesome with any setting. I'm a fan of colors that are somewhat neutral because when you imagine the photos hanging up in your home you want images that look timeless and colors that will not clash with your home decor.
3 - Don't wear something you would never wear. I know that sounds obvious but a lot of people buy something that looks really stylish or on-trend but then the clothes stand out and look awkward. DO choose something that you feel really great in and love to wear all the time. You will feel comfortable and look more confident and that's more important than being trendy!
4 - Don't obsess with matching perfectly. DO start by choosing the outfit for the most difficult to dress person in your group and coordinate everyone else from there. Coordinating is much more realistic than matching.
5 - Don't be afraid of patterns. Someone started a myth that florals and plaids were no good to photograph but that's not true. Do avoid anything with big words across the front (duh).
6 - Don't forget accessories! Hats, scarves, jackets, suspenders, jewelry, ties ... add lots of personality to the look and can also be swapped around to change things up.