WARDROBE

Welcome to my virtual wardrobe - my collection of carefully curated dresses that are sure to make you look and feel beautiful! These dresses are available for moms and moms-to-be to use for your photography session.
 
Please scroll through and hover over any image to view the sizing. If you'd like to wear one of these dresses for your photography session, please contact me and let me know which you would like so that I can have it prepared and set aside for you. You are also welcome to visit the studio to view the gowns in person and try on for sizing.
 

STYLING GUIDE

Putting outfits together for the whole family? Here is a sample color palette to help get you started. These soft, muted neutral colors work really well with the light and airy photographic style.
A FOOLPROOF FORMULA
Put most of the family in different neutral shades (i.e. ivory, gray, beige), then add a few pops of color.
START WITH ONE PERSON
It is much easier to visualize everyone's outfits once you know what one piece looks like. Try starting with mom or daughter since ladies' clothing tends to have more colors and prints.
COMPLIMENT, DON'T MATCH
Select colors that compliment each other, for example cool colors (light blue, gray, blush pink) or warm colors (khaki, sage, mauve). 
TRY YOUR CLOTHES ON IN ADVANCE
Check your outfits in front of the mirror. Try sitting, squatting, and leaning forward. If you have a toddler, avoid jewelry that may be tempted to easily tug or pull.
LET THE KIDS HAVE INPUT
If your daughter hates "itchy" dresses, opt for one with a softer material. If your son thinks that a bow tie is uncomfortable, maybe try the outfit without it and the leave top button undone. Happy kids make for happy photos!
SAY YES TO
  • Comfortable clothes and shoes
  • Subtle texture such a knit, lace, and tule
  • Neutral color schemes
  • Simple is better!
SAY NO TO
  • Formal clothes like tuxedos
  • Dark, neon, or saturated colors
  • Text and graphics on t-shirts
  • Shaded lenses and sunglasses
 

THE SIMPLE SWADDLE

In order to maintain a safe environment for newborn photography sessions during this pandemic, I will not personally swaddle newborns for their sessions. I can, however, provide a swaddle wrap, blanket, and Moses basket for your baby to be photographed with.
 
Here is a simple tutorial of a basic swaddle wrap. I highly recommend practicing swaddling your baby prior to their newborn session so that you can feel confident in the process.
 
When swaddling, gently tuck baby's arms and legs toward the center of their body and ensure that they are secure - snug but not too tight. If you have any questions about swaddling, please contact me. I'd be happy to talk you through the process.

HAIR & MAKEUP

For inquiries regarding professional hair and makeup appointments,
please contact my preferred hair and makeup artist, Karina Martin.
Karina Martin
916.752.4446
karinamartin.com

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