What to Wear- A Style Guide for your Session! | AluraWayne Photography

I get so many questions about what to wear. And it's truly important- the look of your photos can totally change just based on what you choose to wear! 

Take this family for example- I took these photos in a relatively simple space and backdrop- lots of green (which I love!) But their outfits really tied their whole family in together (and mama is a local photographer, so she knew exactly what she was doing!!):

Nashville Family Photographer | AluraWayne Photography

Just a few of my favorite things...a great color palette (creams, tans, mustard-y browns, a simple floral to add some visual interest, and a mixture of textures!)

Here's another example of a well coordinated family in a different setting:

Nashville Family Photographer | AluraWayne Photography
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A different approach: everyone in different colors! But there's still a theme here...these are still more earthy tones. Even the pink is more of a muted rose, and all of the materials flow together very organically. I love a good sundress with details like this one has! It has visual interest on the front, and with the way it ties in the back. The girls have nice flowy dresses which add visual interest even when they sit or stand ( or twirl!). And one of my favs: FLOWER CROWNS! These are real baby's breath crowns that this mama made herself with some floral tape! 

Now let's talk maternity...there are SO many great options for maternity. I'll have suggestions for vendors with links at the bottom of this post, but here are some of my favorite looks I've had from clients lately.

This mustard is TO DIE FOR. I'm always a fan of mustard clothing. Anytime. Anywhere. I love the rich vibrance with my editing style! 

 Find dresses like this here:  https://www.etsy.com/shop/EmbieBaby/

Find dresses like this here: https://www.etsy.com/shop/EmbieBaby/

Nashville Maternity Photographer | AluraWayne Photography

Another pro-tip... make the most of your maternity session by bringing a second look! This mama brought THREE! Check out her other two gorgeous looks:

Nashville Maternity Photographer | AluraWayne Photography
Nashville Maternity Photographer | AluraWayne Photography

Here's another favorite of mine in fashion lately...velvet!! It looks gorgeous photographed against both light and dark backgrounds!

 Find dresses like these and more at:  us.asos.com/women/maternity/

Find dresses like these and more at: us.asos.com/women/maternity/

Nashville Maternity Photographer | AluraWayne Photography

One of my favorite gowns I've seen all over lately can be used for maternity Or a regular session! It even comes in a variety of colors!

 Find this dress here:  https://www.pinkblushmaternity.com/
Nashville Maternity Photographer | AluraWayne Photography

Home based sessions are amazing options for maternity as well. You can stay comfy in pjs, like this couple:

Nashville Maternity Photographer | AluraWayne Photography

Or make it more boudoir-esque mixed with comfort!

Nashville Maternity Photographer | AluraWayne Photography
Nashville Maternity Photographer | AluraWayne Photography
Nashville Maternity Photographer | AluraWayne Photography

Last but not least...NEWBORN! I come to your home for newborn sessions and want you to be comfortable and cozy. I usually suggest comfortable, unrestrictive clothing, especially for mom! Lighter fabrics and colors, especially in a more neutral color palette, tend to photograph the best- with baby too! Here are some great examples of this. 

Nashville Newborn Photographer | AluraWayne Photography
Nashville Newborn Photographer | AluraWayne Photography
Nashvile Newborn Photographer | AluraWayne Photography

So want to know some of my favorite spots for outfits for the whole family? Check out the following:

H&M (Super easy to find things for the whole family that work together, I use them a lot for my own family photos!)

The Gap

Old Navy

ASOS

Pink Blush (For women)

Altar'd State (For women- my last family session with my own family had clothing from here!)

Molly Green (For women- I've gotten several outfits for myself here for photos!)

Free People (For women)

Jamie Kay (Gorgeous handmade children's clothing)

Ira Loves Mae (More gorgeous handmade kids clothes- and some women's dresses!)

 

Options for maternity specific dresses/clothing:

Pink Blush Maternity

ASOS

Embie Baby

 

And for more inspiration, check out my Pinterest board HERE full of outfit ideas!!

 

 


AluraWayne Photography specializes in rich, bold, timeless maternity, birth, newborn and family photography in Nashville, TN and surrounding areas (Brentwood | Nolensville | Smyrna | Murfreesboro | Franklin | Spring Hill and beyond).

To enquire about planning your own session, please look at our options for our popular Birth Experience which includes a combination of maternity, birth, and newborn packages. For individual session details, please consider our maternity, newborn, or family sessions.

 


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June 7, 2018