What to wear Wednesday | 3.22.2017

Focusing on the momma's today. I hear a lot of complaints about not finding an outfit for themselves, feeling uncomfortable or pulling at their outfit during the session, or afterwards, complaining that they hate that they wore a sleeveless shirt because they hate their arms. It's always a bummer. So a couple tips for the momma's today...

1. Choose your outfit first. Then you'll be comfortable and LOVE how you look in the pictures. Make sure you can sit and bend over in it comfortably. 

2. If you have insecurities about a part of your body, make sure you cover it up or you won't like yourself in the pictures. If you don't like your arms, but love a sleeveless blouse you have, wear a light sweater over top. 

3. Going with trends are great, but make sure it's a style that's timeless. Classic, simple, not too bright or busy. Remember everyone is looking back on these pictures for many years. 

4. Wear what you normally wear. Your pictures don't have to be in your best clothes. This goes back to #1, if your uncomfortable it shows (this really goes for everyone, not just the momma's).

Three spring trends, two price points. 

Trend #1 : Black floral

Old Navy vs. Anthropologie

Trend #2 : Rompers + stripes

Gap vs. Anthropologie

Trend #3 : Shades of pink

Old Navy vs. Anthropologie

Hope this helps you find the perfect outfit for your spring session!!

DISCLAIMER: All information are that of my opinions, take at your own risk. I am the legal copyright owner of this blog and this post, it should not be reprinted or published without written consent. I reserve the right to change the focus of this blog, or shut it down at any time and at my own discretion. Not affiliated or sponsored by Old Navy, Gap, & Anthropologie. All images by Old Navy, Gap, & Anthropologie.

Tip Tuesday | 3.21.2017

Today is all about phone camera apps. I'm pretty minimalist when it comes to editing my phone pics. I've been a religious VSCO user for years and it's the only editing app I use. It's film based and is similar to my own professional editing style so they are somewhat cohesive.  I also use Diptic for collages often. These are the only editing apps on my phone. I feel like there is an abundance of apps and it can be overwhelming and time consuming. I don't have time to spend editing my phone pics. So if your like me, these two will get you everything you need and are simple to use! 

VSCO + Diptic

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Here's some examples! VSCO is great with everything, but I LOVE it for landscapes, concerts,  food and silhouettes. 

Here's a couple collages in Diptic (I use the four square all the time, but there's hundreds of collages to choose from) showcasing some before and after with VSCO...

VSCO's black and whites are my favorite!!

If you're looking to do some heavy editing on your phone pics, then here's some options I've heard good things about :

A Beautiful Mess

Qwik

Sktchy

Photoshop Express

Photo Editor by Aviary

 

Once again, thanks for stopping by for Tip Tuesday! I hope it was helpful and I'd love to hear from you!

DISCLAIMER: All information are that of my opinions, take at your own risk. I am the legal copyright owner of this blog and this post, it should not be reprinted or published without written consent. I reserve the right to change the focus of this blog, or shut it down at any time and at my own discretion. Not affiliated or sponsored by VSCO or Diptic. 

 

What to Wear Wednesday |Spring Family Part 1 | 3.15.2017

Another frequently asked question, "What should we wear?" 

This one is super hard for me to answer, because everyone's style, dynamics, home decor and budget are DRASTICALLY different, but I do know what photographs well together and what's best for each season. So please take my suggestions as that, suggestions.

I'll add a tip every time I post a #whattowearwednesday. 

WTWW Tip #1: LOOK IN YOUR CLOSET FIRST

There is no reason to purchase a new outfit for every person. There is usually at least one piece a family member loves and is comfortable in that you can work around. This saves you some dough AND they usually LOVE it and will be happier at the session in a piece they already own and love!

I'll share two similar looks from two prices points, so you have options. These could also be interchanged with each other. But I'm a one stop and shop gal and honestly Old Navy is my jam. My kids love it and I know their sizes, SO EASY! Old Navy is also fantastic at coordinating outfits across the board. They really are a one stop, shop for photo sessions. My kinda place!

Family of 6- dad, mom, elementary girl, teen boy, teen girl, toddler girl

OLD NAVY

Black floral is THE TREND. I found it on every clothing website. Although most people probably don't associate it with spring, it was everywhere and I think the florals they pair with it are VERY spring and totally work. If you're more of a dress girl, they have the same pattern in a dress!

Family of 4- mom, dad, toddler boy, elementary girl

ZARA

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Not as bright, but still bringing in tons of color. Blues are great for bright green spring days and that yellow is to DIE FOR! Zara has some expensive pieces and some super reasonable. Their quality is unbeatable though! The clothes will last forever!

Take these exactly as they are, or just base your colors off of them. Coordinating and not matching is ideal and leads to a cohesive family portrait! 

If you haven't booked your spring family session, click "Contact" above and let's capture this time for you!

I'll be back next week with more subdued colors for your spring session! 

XOXO

Lindsay

 

DISCLAIMER: All information are that of my opinions, take at your own risk. I am the legal copyright owner of this blog and this post, it should not be reprinted or published without written consent. I reserve the right to change the focus of this blog, or shut it down at any time and at my own discretion. Not affiliated or sponsored by Old Navy or Zara. All images by Old Navy.com & Zara.com.