Outfit Inspiration for a Spring Photoshoot. -NJ Family photography

So I really went super preppy for my first outfit inspiration post. But something about Spring just lends itself to preppy, don't you think? I just want to wear stripes and seersucker all day every day!  Actually, that's a lie because I wear leggings every day, but you get my point.

By no means am I trying to tell you what to wear and my goal is to honestly capture a family for who they are and their uniqueness. If your family is most comfortable and happiest in ripped jeans, then I want to photograph you in ripped jeans. My only ask is to avoid loud patterns or graphic tees (the exception is if it is a birthday tee or "big brother/big sister" etc.).  For those who may want a little inspiration, I thought it might be fun to put some style boards together. Plus, who doesn't love a style board?

This is also a means to indulge my inner 13-year-old girl who wanted to go to fashion school and loved making collages from magazines... Another fun fact about me is that I used to work for a custom framing company in the upper east side. There was a little old lady who used to come in and ask me to cut out pictures of her grandchildren and glue them into story books and greeting cards. this had nothing to do with framing but she was one of those UES ladies that would make even Blair Waldorf shudder in her stilettos. If she asked you to do something, you just did it. Long story short, I was in charge of these extra requests because everyone knew I had a love for cutting and pasting :) so here we are....My first Outfit inspiration post.

I'm obsessed with this dress from Morning Lavender. If you have not heard of them, you should definitely check out their site. They have some beautiful dresses that would be perfect for photo shoots. They are definitely on the girly side but if you can't get super girly during a photo session, when can you? If I could pull it off,  I would even get myself one of their Tulle skirts but at 5'3, I would probably look like a giant cream puff in it.  I also love H&M for kid's clothes. I have a hard time getting clothes for the boys that don't have graphics all over them. If you follow me on Instagram, you will see that my eldest son really does not own any clothing that does not have dinosaurs on it. Even his winter coat was covered in dinosaurs. H&M has some really cute classic looks for boys and girls mixed in with some fun graphics stuff too.  I thought the girl's dress from Boden was a super sweet vintage style that reminded me of things I used to wear as a kid. I don't normally give a ton of thought to Men's clothing as my husband is allowed to wear chucks and graphic tees to work, but you can't go wrong with a classic seersucker Bermuda short for Spring photos. I have included all of the links to the clothing below the photo. If you have a shoot booked with me and need some guidance in outfit planning, please reach out to me and I would love to help!

 

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Mom's dress: https://morninglavender.com/collections/dresses/products/aurora-off-white-floral-halter-dress

Baby boy outfit: http://www.hm.com/us/product/00252?article=00252-A

Girl's dress: http://www.bodenusa.com/en-us/girls-dresses/day-dresses/g0385-pnk/girls-provence-dusty-pink-spots-printed-nostalgic-woven-dress

Men's shorts: http://www.brooksbrothers.com/Classic-Stripe-Seersucker-Bermuda-Shorts/MY00178,default,pd.html