Friday, September 30, 2011

What to Wear - Back-to-School Mini Session

I've had some parents ask what their child should wear for the Back-to-School mini sessions, so I thought I'd do a post to give you some ideas. The sessions are coming up quickly ( next weekend, in fact) and it's nice to have a little time to look around for a new outfit. Some of my favorite outfit combos come from Gap Kids, The Children's Place and Gymboree. There are also lots of great outfits to be found at Target, Ross and Marshalls. It all depends on your budget. These are just a few suggestions...

I love the look of the school uniform, but jazzed up a bit with some funky socks and shoes, cute hair accessories, etc.

A little less school-like and so cute with the ruffles and bold combo of black and pink. LOVE it!

Do they have those shoes in my size? :D I'm also loving the watermelon and chocolate brown color combo.

It's a little bit more difficult to find funky items for boys. Often your only choice is a hat or tie. But that's okay too. We don't want to go overboard and take away from the child. My philosophy is, "Keep it simple." Dress your child in something that is comfortable and that compliments their skin tone. My son has gorgeous blue eyes and when he wears blue or teal they just pop.
Preppy collegiate look...

I am so into the vest and hat combination right now. I have a boy and this is just such a fun look!

It's still pretty hot for a blazer in Florida, but it looks soooo sharp!

Hope this gives you some ideas for your mini session! See you soon!

Monday, September 26, 2011

Back-to-School Mini Sessions

Ahhh, my sadly neglected blog......... I have been using Facebook so much lately that I have failed to post here since March. And honestly, I think the images are so much nicer to look at on a blog than in Facebook.

Let me ask you - would you rather check Facebook to look at images and get updates or would you rather check out the blog?? I'm just curious. If many of you decide that you prefer the blog interface, I may have to put Facebook on the back burner for a while. :) Let me know your thoughts.....

Neglected blog aside, I'm here to let you know that I will be photographing Back-to-School mini sessions on Saturday, OCtober 8 from 10-2 and on Sunday, October  9 from 12-4. If you're tired of your child's school portraits not turning out well, then this mini session is perfect!

The session fee is $20 and includes a 20-minute session for up to three children, images in an online preview gallery for two weeks and one image on a disk. Portrait packages are available as well as a la carte items.

To sign up for a session contact Beth at 941.321.0621. Click on the image below to see some sample images and get more information.