Family photos can happen year-round, but with school ending and summer vacations coming up, I’m getting a lot of questions about my tips to style your own family or couples photo shoot like a pro.The right styling, and making sure everyone’s personalities are incorporated, makes an absolute world of difference in both how the photos look, and how you and your family/partner feel while taking them.
First, because growth is important, let me show you a few family photos from the distant(ish) past. Yes, I have done all the cliché photo shoot themes and posing, including chinos and white shirts on the beach.
Yes, we are very cute in these photos, but what we’re wearing does not reflect our personalities or really connect us to the beautiful locations we’re in. Again, growth is important.
Here are a few recent photos that I love, and that are true to the guidelines in this post– and, I have one mini collage for beachy summery photos, and one for Fall/early winter photos.
You can see how each different shoot has a coordinating palette that feels natural, and every piece really represents each member of the photo.
Here are my quick tips to achieving family portraits you’ll love.
Getting Inspo for family photos
Some super exciting news: I wrote a book!!
I’m so excited to announce that my book, “We Don’t Do ‘Just Okay’ Anymore” is now available to preorder. It’s a spiritually-infused memoir full of style advice, my journey to running my own business as a stylist, and the important self-discovery journey that has guided me to where I am today. I want to see everyone live with authenticity and the ability to express themselves with confidence and fucking GUSTO.
The book officially comes out on June 15th but you can pre-order your copy now.
I help dress your soul, and allow you to step into your higher self. You’ve already done most of the work – our time to work together occurs as one of the final steps before your transformation. Does that sound a little scary? It’s ok, you’ll always feel supported through the entire process. My goal is for you to love everything in your closet, and to feel incredible every time you get dressed.
Soulography is a unique photoshoot experience that goes beyond taking photos and captures your true inner power, allowing you to step into the future you know you are ready for.