Mother and Son Love

Mother and Son Love

 The thing I love most about working with the team at Ivory Tree is their celebration of families who come in all shapes and sizes, and they pride themselves in capturing what makes each family unique – from moms, dads, siblings and pets, down to the littlest family members. The finished product is always a beautiful family smiling in front of a handcrafted backdrop. The icing on the cake is always perfectly styled and coordinated outfits.

In my experience preparing families for the shoot, I have learned that when the family looks good, the family feels good, and when the family feels good, the portrait shines! So what to do to get ready? Does the prep work feeling overwhelming?

Ivory Tree has covered this too. I work exclusively with this studio to help take the stress out of what to wear for your session. I help families create personalized, comfortable and timeless looks so that you never tire of seeing your photos prominently displayed in your home.

I always tell clients, “When you’re comfortable with your clothes, you have the confidence to let your personality shine through.” A well-styled session will showcase your family’s personality and what makes you unique – and provide you with a finished product that you’re proud to display in your home.


Need help with styling your session? Here are some of my family photo session styling tips:

  1. Don’t Match. Coordinate. Overtly matching outfits will feel dated. Instead, use different shades or patterns in your preferred color to create cohesion.

  2. Add Texture. Add depth and dimension to your photos with textures like lace, crochet, or linen. Accessories like Dad’s favorite tie or Grandma’s vintage scarf may be just the touch you need to add some visual interest to your photo.

  3. Consider Your Home Decor. These gorgeous photos will grace the walls of your home for years to come. Choose clothing with varying tones of the same color scheme on the walls and furniture of your home.

Still need more support? I am pleased to offer Personalized Session Styling, exclusively with Ivory Tree Portraits . And guess what? This service is all digital so you can work with me from the comfort of your couch, the office, or on the fly.

You’ll fill out a form upon checkout so I can capture the details on your session, your style, and your vision. I’ll email you a personalized moodboard to be sure I have captured your vision. I can style your session with clothes from your closet or I can style you with suggestions made via my personalized Lookbooks. See sample here> sample. In this Lookbook you’ll receive outfit ideas, styling tips and click-to-shop links to my suggestions. I’ll make it easy to create a cohesive look for the family. Let’s do it! >> here

A happy family is but an earlier heaven. George Bernard Shaw