Styling your Spring Family Photo Shoot

Choosing what to wear for family photos can be a challenge. Selecting a color palette that works for everyone and looks good takes some thought and effort!

Your outfits can really make the shoot.  Choose a style you like and a few colors you like as well.  Parents should dress fashionable, yet simple. Focus more of the funky, unique style on the kids.  I recommend investing in your child’s clothing for this session since it does make a huge difference in the final product.

After the long cold winter, everyone is ready for new blossoms in the spring!  Here are a few coordinating choices that will look fabulous.  You can never go wrong with light pinks and ivory tones for your spring shoot.

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Light jeans is always a great choice for the parents. Pair them with neutrals for a classic year-round look that is both classy and has a timeless appeal.

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Continue to think about texture and color.  Aqua is an amazing color in the spring that looks great on both genders.  Consider pairing it with corals or navy/grays.

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Pick colors that compliment each other, like bright or deep colors (jewel tones like mustard yellow, fushsia, turquoise, etc) and try to stay away from all white.

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If you are going to wear a print, stay away from small ones, there is not a lot of visual interest (think bold!).  A floral dress is a great start for a little girl in rose and olive.  Bring in some of those colors for the rest of the family for a fresh modern look!

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Don’t forget to accessorize! Try a floral headband (as long as it’s not too big and gaudy), a fedora hat, Chuck Taylor high tops, or a statement jewelry piece to get creative with your look!

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As you think about your color palette, imagine your family being one complete piece of artwork. Each person/outfit will bring together a feeling of formality and coordination. Happy planning!

What to Wear to your Fall Family Photo Shoot

Choosing what to wear for family photos can be a challenge. Selecting a color palette that works for everyone and looks good takes some thought and effort!Screen Shot 2015-09-04 at 2.40.17 PMYour outfits can really make the shoot.  Choose a style you like and a few colors you like as well.  Parents should dress fashionable, yet simple. Focus more of the funky, unique style on the kids.  You may think certain colors don’t go together, but think out of the box!  I recommend investing in your child’s clothing for this session since it does make a huge difference in the final product.

Here are a few coordinating choices that will look fabulous with fall colors! Pumpkin patches and spiced lattes, you can never go wrong with warm tones for your Autumn shoot.Screen Shot 2015-09-04 at 2.42.15 PMDark jeans that have grit to them is always a great choice for the parents, especially the husband. Pair them with neutrals for a classic year-round look.Screen Shot 2015-09-04 at 2.41.55 PM Continue to think about texture and color.  A neutral palette has a classy, timeless appeal that is especially popular around the Holidays.Screen Shot 2015-09-04 at 2.42.07 PMIf you are going to wear a print, stay away from small prints, there is not a lot of visual interest (think bold!).  Plaid is no longer lumberjack, it’s edgy and modern!

Screen Shot 2015-09-04 at 2.42.23 PMPick colors that compliment each other, like bright or deep colors (jewel tones like mustard yellow, deep purple, turquoise, etc) and try to stay away from all white. Screen Shot 2015-09-04 at 2.42.30 PMDon’t forget to accessorize!  Try boots, a fedora hat, or a statement jewelry piece to get creative with your look!

Screen Shot 2015-09-04 at 2.41.48 PMAs you think about your color palette, imagine your family being one complete piece of artwork. Each person/outfit will bring together a feeling of formality and coordination. Happy planning!

Studio Renovation

It’s such exciting news that I’m able to announce my new in-home studio space is complete! Whether you’re coming to Sugarlove for a newborn session or a cake smash, my new studio is the perfect place to make you feel right at home. It’s intimate, yet comfortable with plenty of front row seating for the family to watch and enjoy your little one getting their portraits done. Equipped with a glider for nursing moms, plenty of comfy couches, a snack room/play area for toddlers (who aren’t in the shoot) and prop display stations, you’ll find the new studio has everything that you’ll need.

Before it was a studio, it was a family room with bright orange walls.  Think Home Depot orange!  Yes, it was actually that color (and I loved it).  But since orange reflects into skin tones like tang, that was the first thing that had to go.  Also bye, bye extra furniture pieces and TV.

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Here’s the new studio!  A little toasted marshmallow paint really brightened up the room and got the light bouncing all around.  I got new curtains & hung the studio samples. Tada!

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Girl & boy racks of hats/pants sets for newborn and toddlers.

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And don’t forget all those headbands and tiebacks.

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To set up a session in the new studio, please contact me at sugarlovestudio@gmail.com