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Before & After 3 | A little Golden Hour Edit

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Before & After 3 | A little Golden Hour Edit

Golden Hour is such a favorite time of day for so many photographers, and there are a LOT of really good reasons why. Mostly, it's crazy awesome backlight options! 

The SOOC on this isn't half bad and you can already see the backlighting joy that's happening. 

But OH, a little edit brings that gold into life!

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What to Wear| Part 2

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What to Wear| Part 2

Without a doubt, one of the biggest anxiety producers around family portraits is WHAT DO WE WEAR??!?  

Here's a few rules of thumb:

 

1. TEXTURE. 

Not all fabrics are created equal. Jersey knit is NOT your friend for a family portrait session. I'm sorry, I love knit too, but it's NOT going to look timeless. Instead you want to focus on fabrics and garments that have lots of texture.

Lace, ribbing, ruching, tulle, embroidery.

In larger groups, the more texture the better, BUT make sure the color palette is pretty simple. Above is a great example of attention to texture while keeping the colors to a minimum. This lets us focus on the people but also gives the entire image more interest and that coveted 'timeless' feel. 

2. SHOES

Shoes can make or break this thing, it's so important to pay attention to footwear! Avoid sneakers at nearly all costs, as well as anything with cartoon characters or lights.  Make sure to try on the shoes before the actual session, the worst case scenario is they don't fit your kiddo and they cry and refuse to wear them....  

Pick shoes that accentuate the quirkiest part of your outfits, fit great and make you feel like a million bucks.

3. COLOR

Keep your colors palette to about 3-4 major colors, that INCLUDES neutrals. This gives your images a sense of cohesion and intention. Don't be afraid to choose bold and bright colors or patterned garments in your color scheme!!

Remember it’s 1-2 colors with textures OR 3-4 colors with patterns.

4. PERSONAL STYLE

As you plan the final set of outfits, make sure each outfit is something you would wear in another situation. Ideally, your outfit would be great for a baby shower, wedding guest or other semi dressy event.  You want to look put together and comfortable; not so comfortable it looks like you stopped by the session on your way to beers with the guys! 

Pro Tip- Make sure you’ve worn your outfit at least once so you know exactly how it fits and feels as you move around in it.

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Vintage Dresses and Spring Flowers| A Denver Toddler Mini

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Vintage Dresses and Spring Flowers| A Denver Toddler Mini

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Sometimes, as a creative, I get super inspired and impatient. I found a few adorable vintage christening gowns one day while browsing around with my little man and HAD to have them......even though I have no little gal to stuff into them. I was so impatient that day, restless with spring breezes and new ideas so I put up a last minute model call and Ellie's mom answered without any hesitation.

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We met near one of my favorite spots to work and got right down to business. Little Ellie was a serious charmer, with her chubby cheeks and adorable shocked faces. 

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Mom was a total sport and when I begged to "toss Ellie in the creek" she was instantly game. Ellie herself was thrilled beyond all reason and never wanted to get back out. 

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After much bribery, we managed to get Ellie out of the water and into the second vintage dress; a darling little romper type outfit. It was a perfect fit and Ellie couldn't have looked any cuter!!!! 

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Towards the end of our very short session, Ellie suddenly had enough of nature ( I am with you girl!) but I couldn't resist grabbing a few images of that sweet chub crying, so precious!!! 

 

 

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