be yourself

Be sure to select clothes that fit your personal style. You want to feel comfortable and confident so stick to items you know will give you that freedom.

Tip: Try on your outfits all together well in advance of the session to ensure you love the look!

add layers

Layering up your clothing can give a natural depth and style to your photos.  Layering vests, jackets, or scarves or a piece of statement jewelry can be all you need to make the right statement.

Tip: Bring an extra set of clothes for the kids in case of spills.



Color and tone are an integral part of my photographic styling and allows me to create my signature look.  Stick with effortless style that doesn’t look forced, perhaps dressing 1-2 loved ones in prints/patterns and others in solids with texture.  I have lots of great visual examples on my pinterest @tanyabeattyphot/what-to-wear

home decor

If you know which room you want to hang your portraits, it is a good idea to match the color and tone of your clothing choices with the color in your room. This way, your portraits perfectly blend with your decor.