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What to Wear Wednesday 3rd Edition

What to Wear Wednesday 3rd Edition

It's mid-week, so you know what that means...What to wear Wednesday is back to help you know what to wear so you can look your best without the stress! If you missed the first two installments of our little blog mini-series, the first edition is here and the second edition is here. Today we have a few more tips to help you look fabulous for your photo session. So let's get right to it, shall we?

Layers, layers, and more layers...YES even in Arizona! When you wear layers, it creates visual interest and dimension to your photo. Pick out a fun scarf for your dress, or a vest for your hubby.  Sweaters with layered shirts not only gives you the chance to include a coordinating color but it also adds an extra bit of “pop” to an outfit making it more visually appealing.  A great fitted jacket can add so much dimension to an outfit, whether it be for your husband or you! You can also add a bow tie and suspenders, the possibilities are endless! 

*Likewise, using accessories like necklaces, bows, hats, or bracelets adds texture and helps make the photo go from "blah" to beautiful. I love finding a big chunky necklace in a fun color for my photo shoots. You can find some classy, affordable options at Charming Charlies or Forever 21! Also, don't be afraid to check out your local Goodwill, you'd be surprised what you can find! While you’re there get one for your daughter, I guarantee she will love it too! 

* Speaking of your daughter, bows and headbands are perfect for adding more style and personality to your kiddos. They give you one more way to add a color for pop or you can make it match and really tie the whole outfit together. Make sure the bow isn’t too big. We don't want it to distract from her beautiful face...sometimes going big isn’t always better! 

*Finally, no white sneakers or running shoes! Wear shoes that you love! Shoes that have bright colors really add some personality. Classy, vintage, or solid color canvas shoes like Converse can be good options if you're looking for footwear that's comfortable but still looks good on camera. You can also choose a great pair of distressed boots, colorful ballet flats, high heels, sandals with straps, or platforms, and don't be afraid to show your personality!  

Here's a great example of a sweet family that integrated layers and colors into their clothes.  Big sister is wearing big boots and a vest with that fun “pop” of color. Baby brother is wearing a sweater to create more layers. You can see their colors, blue, tan and gray with that “pop” of maroon. Mom also has a great necklace and a hat in some of the photos! 

 See!! It doesn’t have to be fancy or hard to figure out. This mom said her daughter wanted to wear that outfit so she built everyone else's off of it! No fuss and no stress! It really can be done! 

Come back next week because we have more!! We really do want to help you have a stress free experience, so if there is anything you need please let us know! We still have some spots left, although we are filling up fast! Contact us for dates this fall, we can't wait to see all of you! 

Riley - From 8 years old to Ahhhh-mazing!

Riley - From 8 years old to Ahhhh-mazing!

There's just something magical about watching kids grow up and turn into amazing human beings. When we first met Riley she was like 8. We went to church with Riley and her family a few years back and we lost touch with them through the years, because well life sorta happens sometimes. So you can understand our joy when Riley contacted us and asked us to do her senior pictures! When we last saw her, she was a big sister to her two younger brothers and one younger sister and her main worry was feeding the ducks in her backyard. Now she's a beautiful adult, inside and out, and it's a little mind blowing to think how far she's come. How is it that we go on and on with our days thinking they will never end, and then one day we look up and its been 10 years?!

We had a blast up in Sedona taking Riley's senior photographs and enjoyed catching up with her and her family. We laughed, got wet, slipped in the mud, and even had a little Benadryl cocktail party when we mistakenly asked her to lay down in a field of wild flowers. She was a good sport though, and we are pretty sure it was all worth it because these photos are some of our favorites ever! We loved her laugh, her eyes, and her love for classic novels. This girl will go far and will accomplish great things. We were just grateful to get a front row seat at the starting line! We love you Riley and we know you are just getting started on your journey to do some truly amazing things!