Hats. I love hats, I have ever since I was little. I used to wear a denim bucket hat to car shows every weekend when my dad and I would go check out the hot rods. As I got older I wore baseball hats and until recently I hadn't invested in a good fashionable one. One day when I was scrolling on Amazon I found a super cute black Fedora hat and now I am obsessed with it. I have almost every color of this style, and I highly recommend you get yourself one. It's perfect for all year and there are so many colors to choose from! It's a thicker fabric and it doesn't loose shape! I brought them along to my last few senior sessions and I really think the girl's whole look pulled together! If you're a fan of the Fedora hat, grab your own now! I also love a good floppy hat which can be found almost any where! I have had the tan one a few years now and recently picked up a darker tone that I have yet to use! Enjoy these beauties and cute hats!
Dressing up your baby bump is so much fun! I loved dressing up in cute outfits when I was pregnant with my babies. Stephanie looked so chic with baby bump wearing one of my favorite maternity dresses from Pink Blush Maternity! They have SO many cute dresses for everyday wear, evening and dramatic looks. If you love Stephanie's look you can shop many modern maternity dresses by clicking the button below.
Marie's yellow wrap dress from Amazon was such a great choice for her and her husband's couples session! It moved well and it was light weight and breathable for their golden hour session. It had enough movement without showing too much leg! I love that this dress also comes in a variety of colors. You can shop her look by clicking the associated link!
Let's talk outfits....
After you've booked your session the next step is planning your outfit so it reflects who you are. You've already picked your perfect location and now the hard part is next. When you're planning your outfit it can be a struggle, maybe you found the perfect look but don't know where to purchase it or not sure what will flatter your body type. I am here to help you find that perfect look to compliment who you are and encourage you in the process. I have always loved fashion but never wore what I loved, I have always hid behind darker loose fitting clothes and this year it is my goal to also feel comfortable in my own skin and to help make you feel comfortable in those outfits you want to wear. Together we are going to gain confidence and wear those ensembles that we've have always stared at. You, pretty lady are gorgeous and you deserve to feel confident in your own skin. So here's to a new feature of CMP, style!
As I have sessions with you or my own sessions I will link outfits for ALL body types that I recommend and have personally tried. You will easily be able to see how the garment or accessory is sized through actual real models, which are YOU guys! How awesome is that, real live reviews on products you can actually wear with confidence. I think the hardest thing about online shopping aside from waiting for your new goodies to arrive is the disappointment of the items not being what you thought. I think Pinterest is a great tool but a lot of time the outfit we pin comes in not our size or it's a sold out item and if it's available, it's over budget. It's frustrating and discouraging so I am taking the frustration out and creating an area for you to get REAL reviews. I want to make the whole experience enjoyable for you, not a hassle.
I hope this new feature is useful in building your confidence when it comes to picking out what to wear for your session. I want YOU to look your best and leave your session feeling beautiful.
Shop my personal favorite shops:
One of my ultimate favorite all in one shops is Jane.com. I buy a lot of my clothes and the kids clothes from here. I love that they carry new items EVERYDAY, yep, everyday they release new items from boutiques all over the US. It's addicting and affordable.
Pink Blush is another amazing shop for adorable dresses for maternity sessions. They do carry most styles in non-maternity, I purchased my white lace maternity dress from here along with my maroon lace maxi. I love them and they ship really fast.
Amazon! Amazon is a great pick for basically everything you could need. I purchased my black off the shoulder top from Amazon which you can purchase below!
For my kids I shop Bailey's Blossoms for Autumn, they have super cute outfits for little girls at affordable prices. They ship really fast too, so if you're in a pinch, this is a great choice.
My boys are getting harder to shop for but I'm a big fan of shopping Ross, TJ Maxx, Target and Carter's for their photo and everyday looks.
Right now I have found that Old Navy and Goodfellow are Nate's best looks. We just purchased a navy blazer from Old Navy for Nate and it fits him like a glove. I also love that Old Navy carries looks that match the whole family!
These are just a few, but my main places I shop for my crew!