In-Home sessions have quickly become some of my favorite sessions to photograph. Seeing the joy and happiness that stems from two people being in love, married, and enjoying their new home is so beautiful. Jenna + Ben were so sweet and I appreciated their devotion for each other. Here are some of my favorites from their session!
With colder days here to stay for awhile, let's do an in-home session with you and your loved one! There's nothing like it. Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule.
As a woman, I endure that daily struggle of raiding my closet and creating a new kind of carpet every day with the array of clothes I throw down. It can be a struggle sometimes. But, I absolutely love fashion and I understand its importance. My grandmother was a sharp dresser and I like to think that I got a lot of my fashion-forward mindset from her. She wouldn't leave the house without a stylish pantsuit on, her hair curled, and a fresh set of makeup - especially fresh lipstick. Like Oscar Wilde said, "You can never be overdressed or overeducated."
As a photographer, a lot of my couples began to ask me those four words: "What should we wear?!" I thought about it, and decided to take this matter to Alyssa Doorhy of CoChic Styling in Chicago, IL. She was incredible! I learned so much from her and I'm excited to pass her wisdom on to you.
Colors That Complement Your Skin Tone
If you are light skinned then stick to jewel tones (emerald greens, magentas, sapphire blue), even black. For darker skin tones, bright colors will really make your skin pop.
Should You Color Co-ordinate?
Yes, but stay away from matchy-matchy. Maybe there’s one element that you’re bringing into both outfits. For example, the guy may be wearing a plaid shirt that has blue in it and the girl wears a blue shirt. I do recommend that one person pick out their outfit first, and then you pick out the other outfit based on that.
Looking Taller In Photos
Heels elongate your legs. Making sure your pants hit at the thinnest part of your ankle will make your legs look longer.
You can also wear a shorter dress/skirt with heels.
Long lines, such as a long coat that hits you in a flattering spot.
Shoes are oftentimes an afterthought. Do your shoes match? Are they in good shape?
It’s best to stay more classic than trendy. Trends will come and go, and these photos will be with you forever.
What you wear will also depends on where you’re photographing your engagement photos. If you’re having trouble figuring out locations for your engagement shoot, read about my suggestions for that here.
HAVE FUN!! And be YOU! This is such an exciting time, enjoy it as much as you can. :)
I never realized how crucial Instagram was in growing my business until this Fall. That was when business began picking up speed and I found myself staring at my phone wayyyy too much. However, there has been a saving grace to my madness and if you haven't heard of it yet, it will change your life. Planoly has been a game changer for me. It is an Instagram scheduling tool that organizes your posts - past and future - and alerts you when you have one ready to post! Here's how it works:
One of the biggest benefits of using Planoly is being able to drag + drop photos from your computer into it's online platform. And they have a mobile app that syncs your uploads and captions to be accessible with you wherever you go.
To get started, click on the "unscheduled" tab and then click "Add New Media". From there you can upload the images you want to share later and then create captions and schedule them!
Once your photos are uploaded, click on them to add a caption and schedule the day/time you would like it posted. When that day/time comes around, you'll receive a notification from Planoly saying "You have a scheduled photo - it's time to post!". Open the notification and follow the prompts.
*Planoly will not post for you because that's against Instagram policies.
Planoly tracks the engagement your images receive too, so you can see which kinds of photos are best received.
You can also view the comments that have been posted on your images.
One of the nicest parts is being able to see how many posts you have scheduled for each day, and which days don't have posts yet. :)
Planoly has payment plans either monthly or annually but you can sign up for a free trail to see if you like it first! I highly recommend trying it out. If you're sharing a lot of photos per day/week and feel like it's taking away from your personal time, then it's a good investment. Give it a try! :)
If you have any questions, feel free to email email@example.com!
I meet a lot of adorable couples, but I have to say Hailee + Jordan share a connection greater than any I've seen among our younger generation so far. Without a doubt, they care for each other deeply and in the most Christ-like way. It was so endearing to watch them interact with each other. These are some of my favorites from their session.
If you're interested in booking an anniversary or engagement session, you can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
A few weeks ago I met this beauty in Chicago after too many years spent apart! We met when we were younger and I've always been blessed by her pure joy in living life. I love the way her photos turned out and I'm of the strong opinion that she needs to create a fashion blog now! For the fashionistas out there, the dress is from Nordstrom by Free People, and the shoes from Aldo! Makeup was done by Sephora.