Meet your style consultant, Jamie!
As session dates get closer, the number one question I get from clients is “What should we wear?!” To help ease your stress, full sessions (and select mini sessions) include styling by Jamie, Moseley Road Photography's Style Consultant.
Whether you already know what you want to wear, are looking to borrow items for my "Client Closet," or want advice on items to purchase on your own that are within your budget, Jamie is at your service.
I’ve also compiled a style guide with tips and advice. As you select outfits for yourself and your significant other, kids, etc., feel free to snap some pictures of what you’re thinking and send them my way if you want my opinion on what photographs best.
1.) Ladies: style yourself first! I don’t know about you, but I always have the hardest time dressing myself for portraits. It usually requires multiple trips to stores and lots of returns before I’m happy with a selection. So my biggest piece of advice is to decide what YOU are wearing before turning to what your significant other or child(ren) are going to wear. When in doubt, you can’t go wrong with a maxi dress. Favorite places to shop for women: Baltic Born, Altar’d State, Anthropologie, Free People, Target, TJ Maxx, & Pink Blush (maternity). Favorite places to shop for kids: Zara, Joyfolie, Alice & Ames, Old Navy, Gap, H&M, &. Target.
2.) Don’t be too “matchy-matchy.” Although it’s important that your family’s outfits coordinate, you don’t want them to actually match. Ideally, you want to have a mix of solids and simple patterns (nothing too busy) in colors that coordinate well.
3.) Add texture to the images! Dress in layers (also important in case the forecast changes); add a fun necklace, hat, or other accessory; look for a dress that has movement/will blow in the wind.
4.) Don’t be afraid of bold colors—they photography beautifully (especially reds and yellows)! Just make sure family members aren’t wearing competing colors (you don’t want to look like a box of crayons). I highly recommend pastels in the spring/summer (light pinks, blues, yellows) and warm or jewel-tones in the fall/winter (maroon, mustard yellow, hunter green, burnt orange)
5.) Be comfortable. If your feet are killing you in those new heels, it’ll show on your face in the pictures. If your child hates itchy sweaters, don’t force it. Make sure everyone feels happy & confident in what they’re wearing.
6.) Don’t forget the shoes! It can be easy to overlook what’s going on your feet, but they will definitely be in the photographs, so make sure you plan those as well. Don’t be afraid to incorporate your son’s favorite cowboy boots or your daughter’s favorite sparkly flats., but avoid shoes with logos and wild socks.