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confident & comfortable

Some questions to ask yourself when picking out your outfit...

what clothes make me feel confident in myself?

what outfits make me feel like my best self?

what clothes make me feel comfortable in my body?

what outfits make me feel confident for the purpose of this shoot?


Sometimes we instantly search for something that makes

us stand out because having professional photographs taken

isn't a common occurrence for most but I can assure

you, you will literally radiate no matter what you're wearing

as long as you feel both confident & comfortable

in the outfits that you choose.  

color schemes & seasons



One of my all time favorite seasons aside from summer. Fall has so many changing and vibrant colors, leaves just waiting the end of their evolutionary months. It's that time of the year that's cozy but not too cold. Crispy and hazy but not too gloomy. Fall is that season where I feel we're ready not yet ready to stop exploring but we're also ready to hunker down for the winter. For fall shoots I think it's best to keep outfits mostly neutral. Tan, Beige, Ivory, Cream, Gray or even Black. I feel like all of these colors can help you glow in any fall environment. Make your moments feel timeless against the change that is happening all around you. 



While spring can be a hit or miss kind of season, always leaving me on my toes with the weather no matter where I'm shooting, it has to be one of the brightest seasons I've ever laid my eyes on. Some of the greenest greens, rainiest (if that's even a word) and most moody days. & the most colorful sunsets I've captured. For spring shoots I think it's best to keep outfits deeply contrasted to the environment. Beige, White, Charcoal, Navy Blue, Burgundy, Black, or Grey. I feel like all of these colors no matter how you scheme them will make your photos feel bold and remarkable. 



Oh Summer. There are just so many favorite days that happen in these months that seem to always fly by. Summer brings me all the warm life filling feels. It brings so much warmth to your photos. And it brings so much more laughter and play too. It's that time of the year that makes us want to run around in tall grass and dig our feet deep in the cool sand. With its greenest greens and bluest skies outfit colors that I think pair best are Turquoise, Yellow, Peach, Coral, Blush Pink, or Mauve. They bring an even more lively feel to your photos that already shines through when the sun kisses your sweet and salty skin. They embrace your summer freedom and make your photographs feel that much more memorable.

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Where ever you're taking your winter photos chances are it will be cold or frigid, or both. Winter is always one of two things: peaceful and moody or wild and bright. It always seems to add that crisp feel to photos with it's icy filled air. When winter rolls around I've been finding myself coming back to my home in the heart of Arizona where the cold seems to be a bit more bearable. Some of favorite color schemes for winter are burnt orange & light blue or emerald & mustard/dark yellow. Black, dark grey and off white also work well depending on if we're shooting out in the pastures of Nebraska or in the mountains and hills of Arizona. 


rule(s) of thumb

Just a few things to consider when planning for

a family or couples session...

1. no two people should wear the exact same color unless there's

an odd number of people OR one or both of the two people is

wearing another color to compliment each other

2. you can never really go wrong with an earthy, neutral,

or rich/warm set of colors because they're timeless and simple,

and they don't distract from YOU

Ultimately you want the colors you wear to help you

stand out but also compliment your environment, which

is why I recommend deciding on your location first.  



In my opinion, the location you choose should

mean something to you...

a place that makes you feel alive

a place that brings you those warm fuzzy feels

a place that gives you peace

Whether you have a special place in mind or not

when you book your session with me you'll receive a list

of location recommendations not just in your state

but also in your city/town

along with links to my location guides

which include some of my all time favorite places.

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