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Family photographs are always great sessions to capture for me; they mark the passing of another year and document the amazing growth of many of my clients’ families. There is something so special about seeing the love and happiness of my family captured in time and I love being able to give these lasting memories to my clients as well. With this time, also comes one very important question though- “What do we wear?”

 

Coordinate, don’t match:

Jeans and white shirts are a thing of the past, no really, please refrain from this 90’s trend. Don’t be afraid to mix and match colors and patterns. This also is a great way to show off personalities; being bold is a good thing! Consider dressing mom first and then build the rest of the wardrobe for each family member. A no-no? Refrain from clothing with large logos, text, or images. This is not only distracting, but can throw of the cohesiveness of everyone’s outfit choice.

Keep location in mind:

Location is an important factor in decide the wardrobe for your session. For example, attire will most likely be different for a beach session vs. portraits in the park. Keep the theme of your wardrobe appropriate for the location.

 

Consider the decor in your home:

Most of the time, my families create some amazing wall art for their homes after their session. Wardrobe from a session can also play into the decoration of their homes as well; try and keep color palettes similar so the “fengshui” of your home is well integrated.

Think about the weather:

Remember, we live in Florida, dressing in long sleeves and pants for a summer session is probably the worst idea..ever. Keep the season and weather in mind when choosing clothing. Dress appropriate for the time and temperature. Hot, sweaty people do not make family portraits fun or their images attractive.

 

Be comfortable:

Love what you wear! Know your body type and feel comfortable in your outfit choice. This is your time to shine, make sure you are wearing something you feel proud to show off.

 

Liz and Leo’s Opal Sands wedding on Clearwater Beach was one for the books.  This Jewish wedding had all of the common traditional features of a Jewish wedding, include a ketubah (marriage contract) which is signed by two witnesses, a wedding canopy (or chuppah), a ring owned by the groom that is given to the bride under the canopy, and the breaking of the glass. Following the ceremony, tradition dictates that couples spend approximately 18 minutes in yichud (or seclusion). This wedding custom allows the newly married couple to reflect privately on their new relationship and allows them precious time alone to bond and rejoice, as well as enjoy their first meal together as husband and wife.  The bride and groom chose to see each other before the ceremony as well as complete their family formals prior, because it is tradition that weddings are forbidden on the Jewish Sabbath, which lasts from sundown Friday night to nightfall on Saturday night.  We were so fortunate that the Clearwater Beach skies provided an absolutely gorgeous backdrop over the Gulf Of Mexico for sunset portraits as well as for the ceremony.  Their wedding reception kicked off with the most dynamic and fun-filled Argentinian hora that lasted for almost 20 minutes, with a packed dance floor, the bride and groom and their families being lifted in a chair and carried around the room, and energy packed dancing like I have never seen!  It was quite evident how much this couple has impacted the lives of those who love them and how happy everyone was to celebrate in their joy!  Congratulation Liz and Leo!  xo

 

Pre-register to view Liz and Leo’s wedding gallery when it goes live HERE.  (User name is LizLeo and password is 50662GroomsLastName)  Please share your love with the newlyweds by leaving a comment below.

Special thank you to Liz and Leo’s talented wedding team: Clearwater Beach Wedding Venue: Opal Sands Resort; Clearwater Beach Wedding Planner: Winsor Event Studio; Clearwater Beach Wedding Caterer: Opal Sands Resort; Clearwater Beach Florist: FH Weddings & Events; Clearwater Beach Hair and Makeup Artist: Femme Akoi; Clearwater Beach Wedding Videographer: VH Video; Clearwater Beach Wedding Band: DeLeon; Clearwater Beach Wedding Gown Boutique: The White Magnolia; Clearwater Beach Tuxedos: Bespoke; Clearwater Beach Wedding Invitations: Oh My! Designs by Steph; Clearwater Beach Wedding Cake and Sweets: Corey’s Bakery; Clearwater Beach Bridesmaids Gowns:  The White Closet; Clearwater Beach Wedding Photographer: Andi Diamond Photography

 
 
 

 

 
 
 
 
  • JTR - February 21, 2018 - 9:54 am

    Amazing wedding and photos! Beautiful bride, beautiful evening.

Ashley and Troy make me smile…..just look at them!  They are full of laugher and joy and it is hard to not giggle when you are around them!  Their Tampa engagement session perfectly captured both of their personalities- and of course, their wardrobe was on point!  The pair met through friends and really enjoy adventure together!  Looking forward to their fall Tampa wedding.

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