What to Wear?

It’s the number one question from 95% of all of my clients. "What should we wear for our session???"

The short answer (straight from my website)?

My advice for newborns and infants is that bare skin provides some breath taking images. For older infants and children bold solid colors photograph well. Try to eliminate logos or overly busy patterns that can distract from your child. Hats, boots, scarves and the like can add a fun element to the image. Jeans, overalls, sundresses, khaki's and bare feet are all preferable. Complimentary colors work best for family or group shots. It’s easy to give advice to the seniors–I tell them to wear something that defines them, something they love, something they’re comfortable in. Children, on the other hand, can be more challenging, especially when there are multiple children involved. In my opinion it is much more interesting if the children are not wearing the same outfit or matchy-matchy outfits.

But the short answer doesn't always result in 'AMAZING' portraits. A lot of my clients want portraits that look like Rachel Zoe planned their outfits but don't want to PAY Rachel Zoe to plan their outfits. This blog is the answer!

We’ve all seen the white shirt/black shirt/jeans/khakis combo and in the right setting, it can work beautifully. But nothing says fun, fabulous, modern…quite like gorgeous COLOR!! There is nothing more exciting to me than to have my clients show up to a session with lots of color and accessories. What you wear can really make your photos POP and more importantly, make your photos AMAZING! Especially when it's all coordinated together perfectly.

Normally the bride-to-be/wife/mother is planning and coordinating the session. Being a wife and mother myself I know how overwhelming it can be to try to coordinate outfits of 2, 3, 4 or sometimes even 5 or more people. Especially when extended families living in different cities or states are involved. I'm hoping that this blog will make preparing for our session as smooth and stress free as possible.

I will be posting suggestions for all types of clothing and accessories for families, kids, babies, maternity, engagements and who knows what else! There will even be pictures, a shopping guide which includes links for where to shop and prices! I hope to spark those creative juices flowing as we prepare for your upcoming session! Be sure to keep checking back and get your dose of fun photography fashion!!

Just keep these 3 key words in mind: LAYERS, COLOR & ACCESSORIES.

Thursday, February 10, 2011

SPRING FLING | Lola & Me Photography Washington DC's Family Photography

Being born and raised in California means that winter here in the East is nice, for about a minute. I'm already dreaming of SPRING! Spring means 'new life' in nature and for me I get a revived sense of creativity. A new life photography-wise if you will.

Spring can be such a wonderful time of year to capture true love at heart. This week I will showcase some great wardrobe selections for dressing your family for spring photos. As a photographer I love capturing the story of families in the spring. It's a great time to capture the love within a family and fabulous colors of spring. With the bright green grass and the beautiful new blooms you can truly have a variety of color added to your wardrobe selection. In this week's What to Wear I've decided to showcase a base of gray with pops of color!

TIPS: First the visual rules of thumb still apply: textures, layers and accessories! Next make sure your family looks well coordinated, as a group and individually without matching clothes. Finally use your accessories wisely. Particularly if you are wearing mostly neutral colors. Let your accessories add the accent color which will help your looks tie in together seamlessly.

Poppy Sweater The Gap $30

Slate Skimmers The Gap $49.50

Bracelet J Crew $58

Slate Gray Sweater J Crew $59.50

Olive Butter Shirt Old Navy $24.50

Vintage Dress Pear Mini Boden $52

Fuschia Leather Ballet Flats Mini Boden $44

Fuschia Cardigan Mini Boden $40

Grey and White Sweater Mini Boden $42

Blue Jeans Mini Boden $36

Green Converse Shoe Zoo $34

Blue Jeans The Gap $59.50