Styling your Mini Session!
Vintage Red Truck Watermelon Summer Sessions
I am so excited! This year’s Summer Mini Sessions are JUST around the corner! My Vintage 1957 Willy Pick-up Truck made is out for it’s first wash and wax yesterday. She is all super shiny and ready for our Watermelon Sessions next month!I know prepping and organizing your family’s outfits for these occasions can be daunting. I want you to make the most of these awesome sessions, so I have put together a little ‘Styling Guide’ to help you on your way!
These sessions are meant be fun, free and relaxed. I want to capture that old school all-American-Summer vibe. Kids laughing in the sun eating watermelon, cut off jeans, big sunglasses and a touch of country!
A big part of this session is the Vintage Red Truck. In keeping with this theme, I think it’s important not to have too many colors clashing. I am visualizing red, white and blues in all its variations. No need to get too patriotic when picking out your clothes. Simple is better, especially for that summer vibe. Denim jeans, suspenders, red and white plaid for the little girls, bows in the hair and even a touch of navy blue.
I hope this styling guide helps! Lets check out some of these styles…
The Little Misses
There are always so many adorable outfits for the little girls. If you have a little babe, then you can take advantage of all the cute romper outfits that are available. The older girls would look great in little plaid dresses or romper shorts. I did a quick Google & Amazon search and there are so many little outfits out there that are extremely reasonably priced. For the little girls I am visualizing either red and white plaid or even Navy and white plaid. You could even go with a fun little denim outfit. Remember to accessorize! That is the best part about being a girl! Accessories! Bows in the hair, big sunglasses, and even some fun bangles. I have put together some little inspiration boards here. A lot of these outfits I literally grabbed right off of Amazon! Check out my Pinterest Board for links and more inspiration!
I have included some additional links below
You can have just as much fun dressing up the little boys. Denim Jeans with no shirt and suspenders, no shoes and cute hats. Here is some boy inspiration. Once again, don’t forget the accessories!
Mom, Dad and the Dog!
Yes, remember the Fur Babies are welcome too!
When styling & dressing yourselves, try to coordinate with the children without being too match-matchy. If your kids are going with bold colors and any sort of pattern (plaid), I would suggest incorporating those colors into your outfits and then utilizing some natural tones (whites, tans, beiges, off whites, denim) to balance out the overall colors.
As far as patterns go, if you are going to go with plaid or a pattern, stick to ONE bold pattern. Two many different patterns going on can be distractive and hard on the eyes. Its best to only have one person (or two if you have a large family) in print or pattern. The other family members might be able to coordinate with that pattern by incorporating it into an accessory such as a head scarf, or wearing solid colors matching their pattern. Moms, take advantage of the maxi dress, white jeans, denim and soft skirts & dresses. Here are some inspiration boards. Not necessarily the ‘types’ of clothes, but more color scheme ideas etc.
Give your self plenty of time to get ready for your session that day. If you have kids, you know that dressing the family is never smooth sailing. You want your day to be enjoyable and not tainted by the stress of having to get out of the house on time. Have all your outfits out and ready the day before. If you have something you THINK you would like to incorporate into your session, bring it! It is better to have it, than wish you had brought it. The day is meant to be fun and I want to capture some happy moments between your family that you can look back on in years to come!
Check out the PINTEREST BOARD for more inspiration & links
Natalie Buck Photography is a Connecticut Fine Art Family Photographer. Her studio is based in Bridgewater CT. Family Sessions are photographed on location. If you are interested in a Summer Mini Session, Contact Natalie today to see what spots are still available.