An Online Guide: Taking Your Photo Outfits from Meh to Wow!
You’ve scheduled your photo session with your favorite photographer, now what? Well, it’s the time for picking outfits and accessories for your photo session. This is arguably one of the most important steps in preparing for any photo session. In this guide, I’m going to give you a few tips on how to pick out your family’s outfits. Then I’m going to give you some ideas for places for you to shop for the essential items for your photos.
Tips and Tricks
These are only suggestions, not rules to live by. In the end, they are your photos, and you need to be happy!
Start With The Hardest To Dress
A lot of times “Mom” is the one that is most concerned about how something fits/how it looks. If you can find something that makes her happy and feel great than you can build the rest of the outfits to compliment hers.
Keep It Simple
It is easy to get carried away when we are thinking about colors and patterns. For the most cohesive family outfits I recommend using two main colors and a third for a splash of color if needed. Patterns can be fun but can easily become too much.
Set It Out
When you think you have all the pieces for your family outfits for photos set them out! Take a look at what you have created. Do you need to make any changes? Is everything Ironed? Don’t forget about nice shoes and matching socks!
Coordinate More Match Less
While matching outfits can be really cute, make sure there is also variety in your outfits.
Accessories with necklaces, earrings, jackets and scarves can really take your photos to the next level. However, too much of a good thing can be just too much sometimes.
Ask For Opinions
Now that you have your outfits laid out, take a photo and send it to your friend. Send it to your photographer. Get some opinions!
Who doesn’t want to buy local and support people right here in our community? Here are a few local to Northern Colorado shops you should check out for family photo outfits. Let me know who else should be on this list!
Lilah Blue Boutique
-Working hard to bring you affordable clothing, bags, accessories and more! Please feel free to shop online or come see us at our brick-and-mortar shop in Windsor, Colorado.
605 Main St. Windsor, CO 80550
TUESDAY – SATURDAY 11:00am – 5:30pm
Country Glitz Boutique
– Offering fashionable, yet VERY affordable clothing to woman of all shapes and sizes!
1357 Water Valley Pkwy #200, Windsor, CO 80550
TUESDAY – FRIDAY 10:00am – 6pm SATURDAY 10:00am – 4pm
Kansas City Kitty
-From head to toe, they have the tools to help you feel better or meet you where you are. Rock your own unique style with RVCA, Brixton, CARVE, TenTree, OBEY, and more!
1136 N. College Ave. Fort Collins, CO 80524
MONDAY – SATURDAY 10:00am – 6pm SUNDAY 11:00am – 5pm
-Their shop sells children’s clothing, shoes, and accessories, lots of books, baby gifts galore, and toys, toys, toys! They also carry maternity clothes, cloth diapers, carriers, and more for new mamas.
111 N. College Ave Fort Collins, CO 80524
MONDAY – THURSDAY 10:00am – 8pm FRIDAY – SATURDAY 10:00am – 9pm SUNDAY 10:00am – 5pm
-Comfortable clothing that doesn’t take a lot of effort to look cute & stylish. And that is exactly what you will find at PILAR. Effortless. Comfortable. Style.
136 E. 4th St. Loveland, CO 80537
217 Linden St. Fort Collins, CO 80524
MONDAY – WEDNESDAY 10:00am – 6pm THURSDAY – SATURDAY 10:00am – 8pm SUNDAY 10:00am – 4pm
Cloz To Home
-You will find a wonderful selection of women’s clothing, accessories, home décor, work from local artists, & the perfect gift for any occasion!
120 East 4th St. Loveland, CO 80537
MONDAY – WEDNESDAY 10:00am – 6pm THURSDAY – SATURDAY 10:00am – 8pm SUNDAY 10:00am – 5pm
It doesn’t get much easier than shopping online. Thousands of shops at the click of a button. So convenient. But, where to start?
Bailey’s Blossoms is infant and toddler fashion re-imagined! Today’s top trends at affordable prices?? We make affordable, BEAUTIFUL! They also have mommy and me outfits.
Lime Lush Boutique is the destination for fashionable, comfortable boutique women’s clothing online. Perfect for everyday life, going out or that special occasion, we make sure to find you incredible boutique styles that are unique and on trend with lowest price guaranteed. Fast shipping from Utah with easy returns and the friendliest customer service team to help you.
Ivy City Co.
We love designing pieces that are personal to us, and we will not sell a piece we do not absolutely love! We manufacture our designs using high-quality fabrics to make sure you feel your best in everything we create. Our goal for Ivy City Co. is to continue offering stand-out pieces that are timeless, feminine, and unique that instill confidence.
K H Fashion
Top of the line couture maternity dresses, perfect for your next maternity photo shoot, boudoir session, as a baby shower dress, and more! Handcrafted with delicate, hand sewn details and phenomenal fabrics!
Created by 3 sisters, we are a women’s online clothing shop featuring modern, unique, and wearable pieces for every stage of life.
At Old Navy, shopping for clothing is easy and affordable. Get the latest fashion essentials for babies, little kids, big kids, moms-to-be, and adults.
Etsy is a global online marketplace, where people come together to make, sell, buy, and collect unique items. From the specific to the unexpected (or custom-made), our search tools help buyers explore all the special one-of-a-kind items offered by Etsy sellers.
The Navy Knot
You will find quality personalized monogrammed items that make for perfect gifts. Each section of this shop features a different kind of product. Choose from many different trending designs to create the perfect product. We offer drinkware, bags & totes, home decor, and many other monogrammed items.
Books and Timbers
Beautiful, handcrafted items by a local Colorado artist. Personalized signs with baby names, folded book art, engraved cutting boards and much more. One-of-a-kind pieces for you to enjoy for years to come.
Sew Mine Design
Personalized children’s essentials. We LOVE being a part of your baby’s life, whether they come home from the hospital in our custom gown, snuggle their minky for nap time, or wrapped in a special swaddle.
Dashing Fox Co is a husband and wife team who have a passion for offering quality products. We love creating custom designs and helping you make your vision come to life. If you don’t find something you are looking for, just ask! We love working one on one with our customers.
Personalized baby blankets and sets. Our focus and passion is making beautiful, high-quality, custom products for your little ones! We design, cut, sew, and decorate all of our products at our family-owned business that has been making textile goods for over 50 years.
Three Arrows Collective
Specializing in handcrafted gifts & decor for wedding, home, & baby. We design, print, and handcraft in-house in our design studio and wood-shop.
What do you think?
What have you come up with? Do you like the colors you have? Do you need to add a splash of a complimentary color? Don’t forget to ask for opinions from friends if you get stuck.
Most of the descriptions of the stores in this guide came directly from the websites that are listed. In other words, some of the wording in this guide came from the listed websites, not me.
This guide is really just a small slice of the information that is out there. I am sure there are many stores that deserve to be on this list, and I am happy to add them! Let me know who/what I have missed!
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