Southlake Fall Photographer – We had a wonderful evening at a park near Lake Grapevine. The sun glowed golden hues creating a magical setting. The family wore the perfect color tones that complimented the evening light. We had such a fun time braving the tall grass and grasshoppers popping out to surprise us! It kept the girls alert and on their toes!
I loved that the mother planned a fun outfit for her sporty basketball player! She is a tough opponent on the court! Don’t mess with her! You can see it in her fierce expression!
Wondering how the family managed so many outfits? They booked a full session. This allows for wardrobe changes and we were able to utilize several areas at the location. It created a large variety of images, from clean and crisp to capturing sun flares as the sun began to set. It is a priority for me to photograph the family in their true element and feature genuine emotions and interactions. Allowing enough time to do this is key to acquiring those images.
Planning a photo session? Need wardrobe ideas? Read the wardrobe guide! It meets the needs of many styles and preferences. Attention and detail to what the family wears is essential for cohesive portraits. I am always happy to provide wardrobe recommendations.
Spring Portraits Dallas Photographer I had such fun photographing this family on a bustling spring evening! With lots of rain leading up to our day, I had my fingers crossed the clouds would part and the sun would shine! It turned out to be a perfect evening. Grapevine Botanic Gardens was busy with an influx of family portraits as well as high school senior photography. The park is so beautiful, there are always pedestrians enjoying the beauty. Despite the busyness, we captured some amazingly vibrant and radiant photographs. They are stunning! Might I add the family coordinated their outfits very well. Right down to accessories and shoes, this family hit it out of the ball park!
Grapevine Botanic Garden is such a versatile location! It is great for senior photography as well as maternity photography. The location is beautiful through many seasons of the year from spring to late fall. Even during winter, the stone architecture and iron bridges can provide scenery perfect for photographs.
Take a look at other sessions at this location!
This maternity session was photographed in the summer time. The flowers and greenery were in full bloom.
This High School Senior Session occurred during late spring. On this night the park was swarmed with prom groups. We still managed to find great photo opportunities!
-Spring Portraits Dallas Photographer, Jennifer Carley Photography
Sometimes it helps that mom picks out her clothes first and then choose complimentary clothing for the rest of the family. If mom is happy, everyone is happy. Choose color schemes such as creams, browns, jewel tones, greens, or other combinations. Keep the style of clothing classic, to last the test of time. Adding texture by layering a jacket or adding vest, are fun touches too. If you love accessories such as jewelry, hats, and scarves, go for it! Wear shoes that are neutral tones and blend with the outfit and with the photography session location.
Make sure the children are comfortable. If clothing is too itchy or tight, this will show in the photos. Have your child wear clothing that allows them to move easily and shoes that fit well. Bring along a favorite blanket, stuffed animal, or action hero. We can capture images of your child WITH that item. Later, you will look at the photos and remember how that item was endearing to your child.
Some styles to avoid include everyone wearing the exact same color, like a white shirt with denim. Matching too closely can distract from the beauty of your photograph. Also, clothing with name brand logos, words, and pictures should be avoided as they date the photo and are distracting. Avoid VERY bright neon colors as they interfere with skin tones. Also do not mix diverse patterns, for example, polka dots with a striped shirt are not a good idea! Dads and boys should avoid wearing bright tennis shoes.
Above all, wear pieces that express your family best and will allow you to enjoy the experience.