Lehmann Family | Roswell Family Photographer

The weekend I was scheduled to take this families pictures the weather kept doing this dance of being sunny on minute, then rainy the next! The forecast the night before said it wasn't going to rain the morning of our session so we decided to head out. Of course that morning, the sky decided to do a different dance! We headed out anyway and thankfully the rain stopped while we were out shooting! We all really loved the overcast, foggy morning, and the look it gave to the photos! Reminded all of us of Scotland. 

You'll see that we were on the go a lot this session. When I am a shooting session with toddlers that is usually the case. I just go with it though and try to catch all their fast and happy faces!! If there is one thing I can tell parents of toddlers, is that I don't expect them to sit still at the session. Yes we will try to get that "Christmas Card shot" but sometimes it doesn't happen. What does happen with child led sessions, is a lot of images of happy faces that capture your child's personality.

A Baby Shower | Roswell Family Photographer

When I say this family knows how to plan a party, I mean they know how to plan and throw a party! This is the second time I have worked with this family, the first was for a first birthday party for a very sweet little lady. This time they were celebrating the upcoming arrival of a new baby in to the family! 

Katie's Bridal Shower | Roswell Event Photographer

I had the pleasure to not only be a hostess, but also to capture some sweet moments from this bridal shower. It was a warm August afternoon in Georgia, but we cooled off with mimosas and some sweet treats to celebrate the future Mrs.!

Baby Clare's First Birthday | Roswell Baby Photographer

This little girl was the very first newborn I ever had the pleasure of taking pictures of. Seems like just yesterday I was catching those sweet and hazy newborn moments with this family. Over the past year, I have gotten the chance to watch her grow into the special, happy little lady she is! What a fun day her parents planned to celebrate her first year!

How to Dress for Family Photos

This is by far the biggest question I get asked most often before a session. 

As far as wardrobe suggestions, I will start off by saying, I am probably the least stylish person I know, but here are a few general tips to help you out. You can also refer to a couple of my Pinterest boards here and here for inspiration!

Coordination is key

  • Don't be too matchy, coordinating colors and patterns are awesome, but no 90's white t-shirts and jeans a la Akward Family Photos. Only because it looks dated, and when everyone wears the same color, you like one big blob. Limit your patterns to one or two people, too many can distract from the final image.
mom and daughter portrait

Colors 

  • Most of my sessions are outdoors, depending on how green it is outside, I would avoid wearing green so you don't blend in. If it is fall or winter and the leaves have changed and there's lots of yellow and red in the trees, it would be a great color to wear. Dark purples, deep reds, and golds would look good too in the fall.
  • Neutrals like creme, grey, and tan, muted blues and blushes, in different layers/textures always look good no matter the season. The key to neutrals is to use them in variety of layers and textures. A cardigan here, some lace there, maybe some corduroy and denim. Mix up your shirt styles, pants, skirts and dresses in different fabrics. Here's a good example of that. 
  • Another way to choose your color pallette is to look right at home. Since these pictures will hang on your walls, choose colors that complement your home style and decor. 
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Layers and accessories

  • A cardigan or a scarf can add some dimension. I love layering fitted jackets and vests in the winter. A statement necklace, a bold colored or shiny metal cuff, or some fun earrings can add interest. Limit accessories to one or two pieces to keep a more classic look to your portraits.
Couple in field at sunset

Wardrobe Building

  • Pick one outfit and build around it. Whether it's a special outfit you have for your kids, or picking an outfit that makes you feel fabulous, and building around it. 
  • Be conscious of where we are shooting your session. If we are going to venture around the city, being super dressed up and in your stilettos will work, might not look great or be practical shooting in a park or field. 
mother and daughter at Anderson Sunflower Farm

Be true to you

  • In the end these pictures are about you and the connection between the members of your family. You don't have to be a fashionista, you just need to put a little thought and care into it. Choose clothes you are all comfortable in, and that speak to your unique personalities. Using this tip alone, I guarantee you have something in your closet that will work.
Family of 3 with dog at Green Meadows Preserve Marietta, GA

AVOID:

  • neon colors - they will cast a color on your skin 
  • narrow pinstripes, they have a weird effect on camera
  • anything with logos, or character shirts
  • short skirts/dresses, I will ask you to sit on ground at some point for some fun cuddly family shots, and you can end up looking stiff and uncomfortable if you're trying to stay covered.

I know how hard it can be to pick outfits, so I am always happy to get text's or emails from my clients with pictures to help them choose!

Patel Family | Milton Family Photographer

You may remember this family from the newborn session I did with their children a while back. They invited me back into their home to get some updated family photos, along with some shots of the little guy now that he's 6 months old! Man where does the time go with these little ones. I spent a few hours with them, just hanging out while they picnicked on the front lawn. I love when families just invite me over to hang and document them being them!

Baby R Turns 1 | Roswell Children's Photographer

Is there anything more exciting than your baby turning 1?!? I had so much fun capturing this sweet, funny, happy little girls birthday! Her family sure knows how to put on a party!

Baby Patel | Roswell Newborn Photographer

I don't know if it's the snuggly weather, or the fact that my baby isn't much of a baby anymore, but I've been reminiscing about all the sweet things that come along with newborns. The tiny toes, the excitement, the exhaustion, the newness, the stillness, the adventure. I've been looking back at some of my newborn photo sessions as I prepare for some new little bundles of joy coming soon! 

I got the opportunity to photograph these siblings before the holidays. They were so sweet with their new baby brother, and so excited about getting to hold him all by themselves! 

Christmas Tree Decorating | Woodstock Documentary Photographer

Hello there!! I have been so busy with a super fun & exciting client project that I haven't even had a chance to work any of my personal family documentary pictures & projects. It seems I have skipped posting a few of my most recent session on the blog as well...oops!! Look for some new content coming this week!


We went out the Saturday after Thanksgiving to Bottom's Christmas Tree Farm in Cumming, GA to cut down our Christmas tree for the season. I shared a couple of my favorite pictures from our adventure over on Instagram. We found a 7 foot beauty of a pine tree, cut it down, loaded up on the roof rack, and hauled her home. She fit perfectly in her spot in the foyer, and was ready to decorate the next day.

This is Conor's second Christmas, he is now 22 months old, so Christmas has been a little more exciting for him than last year. I love watching his face light up when we turn on the lights, he was so curious about all the ornaments and eager to help. Helping is kind of his thing these days. We were careful to pull out all the breakables and put them out of his reach. Which might have made for a lopsided tree, but it's our tree and it's a definite reflection of this season of our lives, and who we are. Down to the stack of wrapped presents fenced off by baby gates, and the fact we are decorating our tree in Halloween pajamas.