inspiration for your session wardrobe

What to Wear

For Moms

For studio or outdoors, a dress (knee length or maxi) or top and skinny jeans is best. Lace, floral, eyelet or solid in pattern - blues, grays, ivory, blush or white, light colors are preferred. For Newborn sessions, the simpler the better. Nothing bold in print or color. Minimal jewelry is best (pearl earrings, delicate necklace, etc). For makeup, lots of mascara and a little more blush/lipstick than normal, and for hair, down or half up, straight or curled. 

In studio you'll be barefoot so don't worry about shoes. For outside sessions, sandals, wedges or heels are best. No flip flops.

For in-studio maternity sessions, I have many lace robes you are welcome to use. You only need to bring your own bra/panties in white, ivory or nude to wear underneath.

Most importantly, choose something you feel beautiful in! It'll show through in the photos.

All dresses from Morning Lavender

For Dads

For studio or outdoors, medium or light jeans, khakis or gray pants are preferred. Pair with a button down shirt or a plain tee or henley. NO POLOS. Soft blues, gray, ivory or white are best. For outdoors you can do a plaid, gingham or check print, in studio go for a solid color. You can add a sweater if you'd like to have layers. 

In studio you'll be barefoot so don't worry about shoes. For outside sessions, dress shoes in brown or tan are preferred. No sandals, sneakers or flip flops. 

All items from J.Crew

For Kids

For Little Girls: dresses with bloomers, or light jeans and feminine tops are best. Soft colors just like mom and dad, nothing to fluffy, scratchy or uncomfortable, otherwise they will complain. Natural fabrics like cotton, linen or silk are always good. Lace, plaid, and floral are nice patterns, but nothing with words, graphics or bold prints. Sandals or ballet flats in neutral colors for outside, in studio children will be barefoot. Hairbows are fine to use as well.

For Little Boys: medium/light jeans, khakis or gray pants/shorts are best. No cargo pants. Shirts in neutral colors, tees and henleys are preferred, no shirts with collars for boys 2 and under, they tend to pop up around their face too much. Button down shirts are best if you're wanting something more formal, avoid polos. Overalls are also cute. Sandals or dress shoes for outside, barefoot in studio.

All items from Old Navy & Gap

For Baby

For newborn babies, simple onesies free of graphics, words or patterns are best. They're so tiny, they tend to get lost in the photos when something is too bold or busy. I have plain white onesies at the studio you are welcome to use, as well as diaper covers. I also have many swaddle blankets and bows that you are welcome to use as well. 

For babies 3-12 months old, onesies, rompers, dresses and shorties are best. Make sure the clothes fit well and aren't too big. Patterns are ok, as long as they're not bold or too bright. I also have an extensive wardrobe at my studio for babies 3 months to 2T that you are welcome to use if you can't find the perfect thing. No shoes are needed, baby feet are so cute! 

Items from Old Navy, Gap & Amazon

Favorite Shops

Here are some of my favorite places to shop:


Morning Lavender

Pink Blush

Raineys Closet (rentals)




J.Crew Factory





Gap Kids

Old Navy

Janie & Jack