The preparation that goes into a family photo session can be overwhelming. We try to be as helpful as possible at Valor & Vine photography to guide you through this process so you will love your photos and cherish them for a lifetime!
I’m going to share my experience doing a Beloved Session with Valor & Vine.
Once we selected a date, it was time to begin thinking about the basic style or vibe I wanted for our photos. I looked through Valor & Vine photos and Pinterest for inspiration. Jessica does the candid, emotive, natural vibe so well - so I wanted to really embrace that.
Anyone who has photographed with Valor & Vine knows about the AMAZING Client Closet, which is always expanding. This was a perfect place to start. The long flowy dresses will make you feel beautiful and carefree. I selected a dress that I had my eye on for a while, and a few backup options in case that dress didn't work out.
My next step was to choose outfits for my two little ones, a 2 year old little boy and a newborn girl. I wanted their outfits to reflect that same natural and relaxed feel. It was important for the colors to coordinate but not be overly matchy. To create this look I knew I would need natural fabrics that weren't stiff or rigid. I was able to complete his whole look for less than $20 from H&M, score! Lastly to choose an outfit for Baby Isla I ordered a little lace bodysuit that is now available in the Newborn Closet for your future sessions!
Everything was all set and shipped in time for our session. I planned to make matching flower crowns for me and my daughter. Once I had our outfits in place I could see we really needed a pop of color! I looked around for some flower crown inspiration and decided to do a deep magenta crown to pop in our photos. I will share my DIY experience below!
Did everything go exactly to plan? Stay tuned for my ‘Day of Session Experience’ post to find out!
Its hard to believe I’ve been working with Jessica for 6 months already! I’ve had the privilege to help so many of you and I look forward to working with more of you in the days to come! Family photos don’t have to be stressful, I am just an email away to help you with all of your styling questions.
BONUS Flower Crown DIY Tutorial
- Natasha Cartwright