Last night my friend Leah and I were invited to a super fun bloggers event at a great store in the Tucson Mall called Down East Basics:
We were there so we could check out their Spring collection (even though there is a blizzard warning for Tucson today...haha!) We had a great time hanging out with girlfriends and checking out all the adorable clothing and sales that are currently going on, plus they had some door prizes and goodie bags for us. But most importantly, I got to take photos of some of my favorite outfits to show you how you can incorporate them into your next photo session!
Take for example this beautiful yellow dress with pearls:
This would be your starter outfit and going off of the rule that you are dressing your family as if you are all in "one outfit" so to speak, I would put Dad in some nice dark blue jeans and a nice white t-shirt with a black or grey buttoned vest over it. He could also wear black pants if he wanted to. The kids could go to H&M and pick out some of their cute outfits to go along with this hip look and you are set for a fabulous urban Spring session! :) Give me a call, we can set one up!
Next up...I love this scarf:
This would pair perfectly with a cute pair of skinny jeans and black flats for your next headshot, what are you waiting for? Contact me and we can get you scheduled right away! :) The scarf not only adds color, but adds texture too.
Finally, a favorite dress of mine:
And I would pair it with this adorable sweater that Leah found:
The ruffles on the sweater are so sweet and girly and also add some texture and are also good at hiding any love handles if you happen to have any like me! ;) I usually don't like to do too much pattern in my photos, but the pattern in the dress above is subtle enough that it wouldn't draw attention away from the faces, but keep in mind it would have to be the ONLY pattern in anyone's outfit. If you have to choose more outfits for other family members, use the colors from that pattern to pick the solid colors they will wear, so dad or brother's color would be a solid sage green polo or button down, sister could wear that pink color dress, etc. Then everyone is coordinated, but NOT matching. Make sense? :)
Don't forget the accessories:
And the winner from last night? This super adorable dress that Leah is oohhhh-ing and ahhh-ing over! I think I saw at least 5 women taking it home with them! :) Thanks Down East Basics for such a fun evening! ~Michelle
I received a $25 gift certificate as a thank you for attending this event, but all opinions are my own.
Michelle Rasmussen specializes in Custom Children's Portraiture and Lifestyle Photography, from Maternity & Newborn through High School Senior Portraits, including Family Portraits and everything in between. To see her portfolio and additional information, please visit the main website at: www.wondertimephoto.com Thanks!