Category Archives: What to Wear

After the eternity of 100+ degree days here in Dallas, this fall’s trip to Napa cannot come soon enough!  Staci has put together an amazing style board for our fun California family we will be photographing out there.  I hear horses will be a part of the shoot (Squeel!), so we are leaning towards a contemporary Ralph Lauren look.  Cannot WAIT!

Here’s another great look from our studio stylist, Staci.  Perfection!


Sometimes you just need a little inspiration.

Every mom (myself included!) stresses about the perfect outfits for their portraits.  She wants to make sure what she chooses showcases her family’s individual style, while keeping current in trends.  But it still needs to stay classic enough to stand the test of time in the heirloom art that will be made from it.   It’s enough to make your head spin.  We always try to guide our clients through lots of options, including having available the comprehensive guide of online stores and ideas for every style out there.  Whether the family is funky or traditional, we do our best help pull outfits together to make a cohesive portrait for our families.

But sometimes a girl needs a little visual help too!  In comes Staci, a fabulous mama we have had the pleasure of working with for years. (See those ridiculously cute red headed boys at the top of the blog?  They belong to her.)  Staci and her family attend our church and every Sunday I sit in awe of how effortlessly pulled together she is.  How accessorized!  How trendy!  How adorable!   At first I wanted her to be my personal stylist……but then I had a better idea!  She can be our studio stylist!  Has a ring to it, huh?

Staci’s first mission was to pull together for a look for a summer field session for a family of four.  I love the play on neutrals she has going on here!  What do you guys think?  Staci will be working on lots of other looks as the weeks go by.  If you have anything specific you’d like to see…..please feel free to leave a comment.  I can’t wait to see what she comes up with next!!



Wondering what would be the perfect outfit for your fall portraits? Well, normally I’d say anything that is casual, comfortable and appropriate for the weather. I also never suggest things like giant hair bows and peter pan collars. But this time of year, we always have folks that really want that summer-y feel to their portraits and dress in all white. I’d really like to show you little Savar from our shoot today. We have been photographing this little guy since he was in his mommy’s tummy. Isn’t he yummy? It was chilly today, and hey, it’s fall…so his soft hoodie sweater and warm trousers were perfect. Mom and dad wore comfy shades of brown. Fabulous! So keep the white slip dresses for the little girls in the closet till spring (they’ll thank you, too…..its cold out there in the morning in a summer dress and no shoes), and feel free to bust out some cozy sweaters, funky hats, and warm jackets…and take a peek at a slideshow from Savar’s shoot for some more inspiration.