Style Guide – Preparing outfits for your session

Not sure what to wear for your pictures and they are tomorrow?!? Been there, felt that way. Instead of getting overwhelmed looking at your closet thinking, “what the heck do we wear?”, check out these easy and quick tips to achieving a look you want:

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COLOR:

  • Don’t be afraid to be color coordinated! It’s okay for you to have the same color on, as long as we don’t make it too matchy-matchy.
  • Don’t be afraid of color itself. Don’t get sucked back into the old trend of all black or white tops with jeans. While this can be an okay starting point, this isn’t 2000. Let’s mix it up a little by:
  • Choose prints and textures mixed with solids. This is my favorite way to mix things up within a couple or family and is so easy to implement.
  • Choose a color that each family member can wear that complements each other.

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LAYERS:

  • This is a simple way to change up your look! You can choose a basic bottom and top and use patterns& textures to add variety to the layers you add. Using undershirts, jackets, sweaters, or vests are just some ways to add layers.

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ACCESSORIES:

  • Jewelry can add dimension to your outfit. I recommend choosing a necklace that is symmetrical so that you don’t have to worry about it being perfectly aligned.
  • Scarves, bracelets, earrings, belts, hairbands & bows, and even hats are all great ways to bring interest to your clothing and can easily be switched out to alter your look.

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Still feel overwhelmed when it comes to chatting about colors, layering, and accessories? Here are some additional examples:

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Malquist & Halterman Wedding

Congratulations Andrea & Andrew on your wedding! So excited for you both and your families. It was such a beautiful day to start your forever! This beautiful couple was married in the Mount Timpanogos LDS Temple in Utah surrounded by their family.

The bride & groom photos are my favorite!

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Gorgeous blossoms on all the trees made for a beautiful creamy backdrop.

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The reception was held at Northampton House in American Fork, UT. They not only have several gorgeous interior rooms, but also a beautiful outdoor garden party area we used for some of the bride & groom formals and family pictures.

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This whole area made me think of Jane Austen-esque style.

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We also hit up the ampitheater which had fabulous rock and greenery.

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The reception center did a wonderful job on catering and had a beautiful setup.

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This cake was simple and elegant. I will link vendor once I get it.

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Classic car decorating:

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Loved how interactive the guests were on the dance floor!

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Bouquet toss!

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Trish & Jay {Mt. Hood Wedding Photographer}

Everything about this November winter wedding was seriously divine. I loved their theme and decorations, I had a blast hanging out with the bride & her girls beforehand while they prepped, and the whole night was one big party. Plus, we were on top of a mountain in a lodge! It doesn’t get much better than that, does it??

Holly & Ryan {Vancouver Wedding Photography}

Last month I got to photograph this lovely bride and groom. It was a very warm day, but it was so beautiful! It wasn’t until I got to the wedding that I realized I knew the groom’s brother AND the bride’s sister. It ends up being a small world after all. Holly’s mom made her gorgeous bridal gown, I can’t imagine how much work went into it. Their ceremony was sweet and simple, surrounded by close family and friends. Thank You Holly & Ryan for choosing me as your photographer, I wish you all the best!

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Timber – Ballet {Portrait Photography}

I bought this amazing dress at Goodwill for under $2! I had spent an hour looking through bins at the Goodwill Outlet store when it caught my eye. I have been dying to do some stylized shoots and Timber was a great model for me! I loved photographing her, she has such poise! Seniors, if you are looking for something like this for your senior photos, get in touch with me! It was fun and is unique and we got some WONDERFUL portraits! This is great for ANY sport, activity, and hobby 🙂

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Cheney Family {Vancouver, WA Family Photography}

It is not often that I get the opportunity to spend time with all of my siblings in one place. The last time we were all together was for weddings in 2011. I have such an amazing and loving family who are so supportive and I just love them! We had a great time at Rainier, and had a beautiful location at the lodge for our family pictures!

 

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Mission Homecoming

My husband’s baby brother got home from his mission today! We have been counting down the days until he gets back and tons of family & friends came out to meet him at the airport. 

Mom cried, Tashina of course had to ‘get a selfie’ in, Jason photobombed almost everyone, and Ryan gave him the classic welcome home hug. Terance also got to skype with his ‘2nd mom’ who couldn’t make it. All in all a special day!

Welcome back from the Las Vegas Mission, Elder Andersen!

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