WHAT TO WEAR FOR YOUR SESSION..
Let's chat styling with Pops - Poppy Peterson Photography
One of the most frequently asked questions I get after we have locked in our family or newborn session - and one of my favourite! I support you every step of the way - and this starts with styling your session!
COORDINATE YOUR LOOK - BUT PLEASE DON'T MATCH!
Colour palettes are a great way to begin planing your session - no need to hit the shops. You will find that your family already has an innate style, in your wardrobes (or on your toddle's floor-drobe if you have a child like mine!).. it's just about balancing it all on the one day for your session.
Think about the location we are shooting - pastels usually are a safe place to start and look so dreamy for a beach session. And popping a feature outfit on your little one/s can work beautifully - nautical stripes or pretty florals are perfect!
If we shooting are in green, lush surrounds such as a garden, the bush or a quarry - getting into contrasts with dark greys, blacks with colour pops of deep reds and navy blues can look absolutely amazing.
In-home sessions with newborns are pretty easy to plan, as if the outfit isn't quite right we just play dress ups on the day. Mama's generally have some lovely flowing dresses already (as we need to be kind to their tummies) and some great solid solid tops (be careful of breast-feeding clips on tops - thick strap singlets can cover these up really nicely though). I really like my Dad's to have a solid colour on - dark blues and blacks are great as when we get to the Daddy and Me portraits the contrast of Dad's shirt really frames how beautifully tiny your little one is.. timeless and simple.
So - I LOVE hats on little ones. Oversized floppy hats are SUCH fun. Playing peek-a-boo or just seeing a cheeky grin popping out underneath one of Mama's big sun hats is pretty irresistible..
Shoes - nothing undoes a gorgeous outfit more than scrappy running shoes.. not that I have ever had this problem. Usually our sessions are barefoot bandit families running around having too much fun. But if you want shoes on - pretty please remember we will see them. Thongs are totally fine if it works with your outfit.
Scarves create beautiful layering and colour popping opportunities.
Sentimental pieces - think about what is precious to you (but remember we will be quite active during our session so please keep this in mind in terms of losing anything). If you were given some beautiful earrings for mothers day, your eternity band, your Dad's watch or Mum's necklace. These can add beautiful touches to a portrait.
DOUBLE DENIM TERRIFIES ME!!
First things first.. if we have booked a session together obviously you have AMAZING taste (haha. no but really.. you do!) - so, I know double denim wont be an issue.
The following items may make me leg it at our session..
- T-Shirts with big writing on it OR (and I have yet to have this turn up to a session..) an image that might be fun to pull out on a boys night (ahem..) but not so great for a family "forever" pic.
- Families all wearing white T-Shirt's and jeans.. yep.. I know you would never.. but hey, it has now been officially said!
- full pockets in pants. So.. something that is EASILY forgotten is how chunky phones, wallets and keys can look in well fitting pants. Try to empty out your pockets before a shoot - I always have a bag with me that I carry all my clients things in (tissues, bandaids and safe spots for sunniness included).
Clients often send me flat lays of outfit combos before a shoot (yay for camera phones!). Drop me a line and lets get planning for your next stylish, loved up, BEEAAAUUUTTTTIFUL session.
PS - shopping hot spots for me include:
For little ones: