There are a few things that I hear often when potential clients chat with me about the Signature Portrait Experience. The top on the list is always what are we going to wear? Since this is such a major stressing point for moms and a leading cause of photo-shoot-a-phobia (real word I promise) I started collecting beautiful wardrobe pieces as a complimentary service. This is why my mission to create client wardrobe for your portrait session began. Lets answer some common questions that come up and see some examples that might be a perfect fit for you!
The dresses I collect all photograph in a gorgeous way and compliment many different body types. If you want to know that you are going to get the signature Cayton Heath Photography look, using client wardrobe is the simple choice. However, I do understand that some newborn sessions, maternity sessions, or family sessions may call for your own clothing. When those situations come up I have some great styling cards to help.
I’m so glad you asked!
Sizes XS-4X for moms
For Dads I carry size large shirts
I have various sizes for children ranging from Newborn to size 12 Girls
Above you see a client wardrobe dress to the left (I have XS and XL in this style/color) and a cohesive style card for inspiration.
I love this dress because its very flattering and has a nice length. It also has versatile sleeves. The model is wearing the sleeves flowy over her arms but you can put that part under your arms or over the straps for a more arm covering look.
Once you invest in your Signature Portrait Experience the client wardrobe is complimentary! I love providing this stress-relieving service to moms like you who may not know exactly what to choose for portraits.
All the client wardrobe pieces have a timelessness to them with soft colors and subtle patterns.
This next dress is a fan favorite for sure! Above left you see the client wardrobe dress on the model and then a pretty color pallet that compliments it beautifully. If you are a little bit nervous about all white or very light colors choosing a piece that has a pattern can help. This dress is a M/L.
Left side: a mama is wearing this dress and not pregnant.
Right side: the same dress compliments this mama’s beautiful bump.
This is a super common question because I do not provide shoes in the client wardrobe. I always tell clients to air on the side of more casual versus more fancy. The last thing we want is to have your high heel break due to uneven ground or you lose your balance when you pick up your child.
Dad shoes can be tricky. I recommend a favorite leather or canvas sandal or a not shiny dress shoe.
As far as color for shoes I recommend nude. Nude draws the least amount of attention to your feet and makes you look taller! Win Win!
Below are a few you can purchase at my favorite online boutique (info about that at the bottom of the post).
Although you might be surprised by the answer, one of the easiest choices is a classic white (*clean) t-shirt. If guys are uncomfortable they can get impatient way faster. Sometimes knowing that he doesn’t have to dress up crazy fancy can help his mood and ease your stress too! Here are two examples where a T-shirt really looked great.
Below are three dresses from the same online boutique (more info about that at the bottom of the post) and I absolutely love them. They are new to the client wardrobe and waiting for you to try them. Lets check these new styles out.
The first dress is a size small and even though its a maxi length it has an underskirt that has high slits giving it dimension when paired with the lace overlay. It has a very deep-v in the front and the back. It would also be perfect as a petite maternity gown because it has a little bit of room under the waistband.
Next is this size Medium long sleeve floral maxi. It is absolute perfection and if you are bustier like me the v-neck will be very flattering. I wanted to highlight this one because it has long sheer-ish sleeves which makes it perfect for any season. It also has cuff tassels…do I need to say more?
You should come and try it on in the client wardrobe!
Lastly, this final dress is one of the darkest I have. It is a soft taupe brown with bold florals. It’s baby-doll style makes it super flowy and the square neck is extra flattering. Additionally, this dress is also a Small.
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Did you see something in these client wardrobe examples that you loved? Or would you like to see more?
Or read more about the Signature Portrait Experience HERE.