what to wear guide

Simple guide to look your best for your session

I know a lot of people have a hard time coming up with outfits,it can be stressful sometimes, but it doesn’t have to be! You may be able to pull outfits together from your closet! Here are some tips and  examples of what to wear for reference. Remember, the days of all white or black, all khaki or jeans are out. Your favorite look, bold colors, prints and layers are in!

Coordinate- Don't Copy

Matchy, matchy is not in.

One way to keep the entire family looking unified is through coordinating colors. Pick three -four colors that look great on everyone, and work those colors into each outfit. Try one of these gorgeous color combinations:

1. Maroon-Grey-Khaki-Denim

2. Blue-White-Khaki-Yellow

3. Brown-Grey-Mustard

4. Maroon-Mustard-Navy-Denim

Start with one outfit that you really like. From there, build onto it for everyone else.

Wear what you feel good in

If you aren’t comfortable in what you’ve chosen for pictures, it will show (this goes for kiddos too, there's nothing like an uncomfortable little one) If you can’t find a dress you feel good in, but you rock some skinny jeans, do it! If you can barely walk in heels, find some cute flats, boots or pretty sandals.


Wear what fits well. Keep in mind that for pictures, too large of a shirt, saggy jeans or a jacket that’s falling off the shoulders looks sloppy. Choose something that fits perfectly!

Moms- Maxi dresses are flattering on every body type.  They look amazing and are so versatile. Add a belt or a necklace with strappy sandals or flats for the summer, or a belted fitted cardigan in the fall.

Say no to flourescents & too many patterns

Fluorescent colors create color casts on faces, necks and hair. They are harsh.


stripes or a plaid is most effective when used in small doses. Avoid wavy designs and really tiny print.


I recommend versions of primary colors. Yellow (mustard), red (maroon, brick), and blue (navy).

Layer it up!

Layers add dimension and depth. In the summer? Layer your dress with a cute belt, necklace or jean jacket. In the fall and winter? cardigans, belts, necklaces, scarves, hats, blazers, etc.

Favorite places to shop

Keep in mind you may have all that you need in your very own closets but if you need to shop here are some stores that I love!

-Old Navy


-TJ Maxx


-H&M Kids

-Forever21 (the cutest maxi dresses)


-Amazon (They have the cutest maxi skirts and dresses message me if you need help finding one)

-Hand-me-downs (Goodwill, Antique stores. Garage Sales. Flea Market. Ebay. Zulily. Always keep your eyes open! You’ll be so surprised by what you can score!)