As I type this I want to make my readers very much aware that I am NOT by any stretch of the means a fashion consultant. In fact, I need one of my own. But through a photographer’s eye, I can definitely recommend what looks good through my view finder and what doesn’t.
So, here we go — I thrive on rich vibrant colors. And I love when my clients choose vibrant rich colors. But I also love earth tones too. It’s all about making your pieces work. Layering with solids, textures and adding subtle patterns in scarves, jewelry and wraps add depth and interest as well. Which I love me some layering. Don’t ever think just because you want pictures on the beach that your family should wear white shirts and khaki bottoms. Go vibrant instead!
Definitely accessorize. Beautiful jewelery and coordinated bags, lovely pillows to lounge on, scarfs, headpieces, hats (fully recommended) favorite toys, blankets, etc. Those little details create a memorable, unique and fun portrait.
And most importantly, if you love what you’re wearing and you feel great – that will only shine through in your images.
And some of my most favorite places to shop for my girls when coordinating their outfits is Gap.com, JCrew.com and Etsy.com.
Here are some samples – all thanks to pinterest.com: