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One of the questions I get asked most is, “What should I wear?” First of all, it’s important to wear what makes you feel comfortable, but it’s also important to look and feel your best! Dresses are universally flattering on women of all shapes and sizes. Skirts, jeans and a fitted top is another great casual look. Here is a simple guide to help you nail those outfits on our shoot.

Family walking through lavender field with large blue sky background in Dixon

 

PATTERNS: Stripes, plaids and dots. Have at least one solid for every pattern or print and wear patterns that aren’t overwhelming.

Mom and son lying on grass and smiling at each other aerial view next to wildflowers

 

NEUTRALS: Simple, solid and natural. Have three main colors that are cohesive and you can’t go wrong.

Mom and dad holding hands with daughter on beach in Tahoe

 

TEXTURES: Lace, crochet and velvet. The smallest details can make the biggest impact. Don’t forget to accessorize.

Family of 8 with newborn baby posing in front of home entrance in El Dorado Hills

 

MOVEMENT: Flowy, ruffles, light. If your little girl tries on a dress and does the “twirl test”, chances are she will do that in photos! Soft pastels and rich colors all photograph nicely. Wrap or faux dresses look great on every woman.

doing the twirl test means your little one will love her flowy dress

 

Pick a vibe and commit! Have fun with it! Don’t forget to check out our Pinterest board for more inspiration.