01. Outfits

What should I avoid?

Sunglasses or glasses with Photochromic Lenses

Maxi Watches and Necklace 

Neon colors at all costs


Flip Flops 

Sport Shoes 

Short with pockets on sides 

High heels (if shooting in a location with grass)

Anything with logos, graphics, labels, etc... (unless we are going for urban look like downtown or a fun photoshoot)

Everyone wearing the same color and patterns

When you have a family session avoid dressing everyone with lots of different clothing print, instead choose at least two different prints and dress the other members with basic color clothing to give a harmonic look. 

Coordinate but don't match.

02. Outfits

What should I wear?

Lace Outfits 

Textures, texture, textures: You can add it by adding a kimono or cardigan to the look, a hat, etc...

Flowy maxi dresses and Skirts can add a beautiful movement to your pictures, specially if you are expecting and if you have kids they also love to play with it and we can capture some beautiful candid moments.

Don't be afraid to accessorize with:

Fedora/ Floppy Hats 


Crown Flowers 

Hair Bows 

Bow Tie 


High knee sockS

03. Where to Shop? (Girls)

I do offer a client closet but if you want something different feel free to check the shops below

Mama Bump Rental

Pink Lily


Free People


Altar D'State


Nasty Gal

04. Appearance

Eye Glasses

Glasses can be a challenge in photographs often causing unwanted glaring and blocking important details of your eyes. If your comfortable I may ask you to remove your glasses for some shots. 

Tan Lines

Sunburns and spray tans. In the week leading up to your session be cognizant of your sun exposure. Fixing sun burns and harsh tan lines take extensive editing and require an extra retouching fee.


Please be sure that your nails are manicured, nothing fancy though just because your hands will make their way into the photos.


Wear your makeup 30% darker than what you would normally wear. It will help add depth and contouring.

​Recommended makeup artist and Hair stylist:



Cel: (816)279-1027


05. The week of your session

If you’re including a pet, give them a bath!

Apply chap stick all week long. Chapped lips are impossible to photoshop – so this goes for you too guys!!


All outfits should be picked out

All clothing ironed or steamed and put onto hangers

Undergarments for each outfit cleaned and packed in your bag

Accessories and shoes for each outfit packed in your bag

Nail appointment completed or happening soon (avoid acrylics, neon colors or chipped polish!)

Guys, if you’re going to shave, do it at least a couple nights before your session to give time for any redness to go away.

06. Time and last minute issues

This is probably the MOST important steps to follow. 

Arrive at least 10 minutes earlier to give yourself plenty of time for last minutes issues that may arise specially if you don't know the location or area where your session is taking place.

The client that is late arriving to the session will have the amount of time late deducted from the time allotted for the session (as stated in the contract). If the client doesn't make in time for the session the payment won't be refunded and the session won't be rescheduled.