The importance of styling in a family photo session cannot be overstated. The outfits you choose for your family can significantly impact the overall look and feel of the photographs, as well as the emotions they evoke. Styling goes beyond mere fashion; it is an art form that helps to visually tell the story of your family, capturing the love, connection, and unique personalities that make you who you are. By carefully considering color palettes, coordination, and individual styles, you can create a cohesive and visually stunning collection of images that will be cherished for generations to come! Here are the steps of styling for your session:
First, make sure you’ve booked and scheduled your session. Contact me to do so, and give yourself plenty of time to prepare for your shoot. Optimally, eight weeks ahead is a good timeline with ample lead time, but we accept clients closer to 4 weeks ahead as well. Just remember that the further ahead you book, the more time we will have to style you and your loved ones and bring your vision to life.
After booking the session, I will send you a style guide that will outline in detail recommendations for styling the wardrobe. The questionnaire that you filled out will give me a direction on how to style the family. I do have a curated client closet that we can utilize to style the family! I can pull things from the client closet that we keep curated for our families. Our client closet is something I work hard at, and it includes various sizes and styles that fit my overall aesthetic. With bohemian styles and more classic items, the color palettes and hues all look beautiful together and can be mixed and matched. My client closet has women’s dresses, kids clothes and even shirts for mens. Together, we can put together a cohesive look for your entire family. Moms especially love the ease of the client closet.
Once we have decided on your closet choices, it’s time to put it all together: I’m happy to answer any questions and help you fill in items like shoes and accessories by suggesting links or other local boutiques that can help you find any missing pieces. Remember to have any pieces that you own/are bringing with you steamed, ironed, and tailored if necessary. Tailoring the items that you own will help them look more high-end and better quality, even if they’re affordable brands!