What to wear?

Often I am asked what to wear in family photos. It is hard to answer since there are so many different directions you can go and look great. Back when I was growing up it was popular to have all the family in jeans and matching white shirts or everyone dressed in one color. While that is still done and continues to look great,, it seems that many people are getting a little more fashion forward with their choices by mixing colors/tones giving each person an individual look but all together still well coordinated. I find that selecting 3-4 colors or tones and mixing it up for each person is a wonderful way for everyone to have an individual look but collectively to have a well-coordinated photo.

Ultimately, these are your photos to love and enjoy, so I think it is important that you choose clothing that makes you feel good and reflects your style. If you are the kind of family who likes to dress casually in life then that is perfectly acceptable for a family photo! If you want to make it more of a special occasion type attire that is also great! Whatever makes you happy and love the photos, I think that is the best way to go. If ever you need help, I have visual references for my clients who need a little direction or inspiration.

Here is a photo session I did this summer for a family who always does a great job of styling their shoot. I love the pale purple, blue and white palate they chose. Each person has a great individual look but together they all go well as a group too! I love that the little girl’s dress ties all the colors together and the pattern is not too distracting because it is surrounded by solids. Here are my favorites from their at-home family photo shoot!

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At-home Los Angeles Family and kids photographer professional pictures
At-home Los Angeles Family and kids photographer professional pictures
At-home Los Angeles Family and kids photographer professional pictures
At-home Los Angeles Family and kids photographer professional pictures
At-home Los Angeles Family and kids photographer professional pictures
At-home Los Angeles Family and kids photographer professional pictures
At-home Los Angeles Family and kids photographer professional pictures
At-home Los Angeles Family and kids photographer professional pictures
At-home Los Angeles Family and kids photographer professional pictures
At-home Los Angeles Family and kids photographer professional pictures
At-home Los Angeles Family and kids photographer professional pictures
At-home Los Angeles Family and kids photographer professional pictures
At-home Los Angeles Family and kids photographer professional pictures
At-home Los Angeles Family and kids photographer professional pictures
At-home Los Angeles Family and kids photographer professional pictures
At-home Los Angeles Family and kids photographer professional pictures
At-home Los Angeles Family and kids photographer professional pictures
At-home Los Angeles Family and kids photographer professional pictures

Live, Love, Laugh

Often times people who have never done a family photography session are unsure what to expect. It can be stressful planning the clothing, getting ready and to the shoot on time, picking a time of day that works best for schedule and kids temperaments, etc. Then the uncertainty of how kids will respond to being photographed is another factor. I get it completely and try to do my best on my end to make it as easy on parents as possible. I like to encourage laughter and play during the shoot to make it feel less like work and more like fun to the children. I find that brings forth the best and most genuine smiles. The kids in this session were so much fun and brought an energy that made my job easy. They laughed, ran, played and I clicked away. I think we captured a nice mix of portraits and play which is always my favorite approach to a family session!

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Los Angeles kids and family photography pictures professional children's lifestyle photographer
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Los Angeles kids and family photography pictures professional children's lifestyle photographer
Los Angeles kids and family photography pictures professional children's lifestyle photographer
Los Angeles kids and family photography pictures professional children's lifestyle photographer
Los Angeles kids and family photography pictures professional children's lifestyle photographer
Los Angeles kids and family photography pictures professional children's lifestyle photographer
Los Angeles kids and family photography pictures professional children's lifestyle photographer
Los Angeles kids and family photography pictures professional children's lifestyle photographer
Los Angeles kids and family photography pictures professional children's lifestyle photographer
Los Angeles kids and family photography pictures professional children's lifestyle photographer
Los Angeles kids and family photography pictures professional children's lifestyle photographer
Los Angeles kids and family photography pictures professional children's lifestyle photographer
Los Angeles kids and family photography pictures professional children's lifestyle photographer
Los Angeles kids and family photography pictures professional children's lifestyle photographer
Los Angeles kids and family photography pictures professional children's lifestyle photographer
Los Angeles kids and family photography pictures professional children's lifestyle photographer
Los Angeles kids and family photography pictures professional children's lifestyle photographer
Los Angeles kids and family photography pictures professional children's lifestyle photographer
Los Angeles kids and family photography pictures professional children's lifestyle photographer
Los Angeles kids and family photography pictures professional children's lifestyle photographer
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Los Angeles kids and family photography pictures professional children's lifestyle photographer
Los Angeles kids and family photography pictures professional children's lifestyle photographer
Los Angeles kids and family photography pictures professional children's lifestyle photographer
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Los Angeles kids and family photography pictures professional children's lifestyle photographer

Magic Hour Beach Session

We started this family mini session bright and early to catch the most magical light and capture these little cuties when they were fresh. I have really enjoyed watching these children grow up through several sessions we have done together. We captured so many sweet moments in a quick 30 minute mini session, here are just a handful of my favorites from the shoot!

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Back to Blogging!

It has been 3 years since I have posted to my blog and I have really missed this aspect of my work. I find it so challenging to take so many photos I love and then only really use one or two on my website (BeautiesandBabies.com) or instagram page (@BeautiesandBabies). Blogging is a nice way to reflect on the sessions I have done and see all the photos I really enjoyed capturing with the families I work with. Here is a really sweet family I got to work with over the holiday season. They had two precious and smiley girls who made my job incredibly easy. I am crazy about these photos and here are my favorites from the session!

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soon to be three!

Matt and Grace were 2 sweet siblings who were eagerly awaiting the arrival of their baby brother. We started the family session in their home and did a variety of photos of the family, kids, and mom and dad maternity pics. Then we went to a nearby park and the kids were able to run around and play. We had a really nice time and I love the variety of images we captured. This mama was glowing and I can’t wait to meet her little one soon! Here are my favorites:

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