Style Guide for Families

Oh, what shall we wear?! No fear, I have answers, samples and ideas.

In general everyone should wear something they feel comfortable in. Think how you (and the rest of the family) look on their best day. Choose clothes that won't date the photos (i.e. something super trendy), avoid logos and very small patterns.
Think - complimenting colors, instead of matching ;-) look around you for color inspiration.
I want everyone to feel relaxed and natural as much as possible. No stress. Natural environment. Don't expect everyone to behave - they won't and it's fine :-) The more relaxed you are, the smoother it will go - our family feeds off our energy.
Photographing people as they are, your natural interaction and relationship you have with one another - is my passion. Be silly, be cuddly! You don't have to always look into the camera, instead look in each other's eyes.
I will do my best to make you feel comfortable. My only goal is for you to love your photo. Your job is to trust me and try to relax as much as possible (it’s hard, I know). You want to look like yourself on your best day, and not look like you tried too hard.
You won't be heavily photoshoped/retouched, I will however listen to your wishes and make light adjustments if necessary.
Please get in touch if you have any questions via info@taiskulish.com or 5032671717
Main points:
Think timeless & classic outfits with a twist
Water is our friend, please stay hydrated
Love your face and hands - use a good moisturizer the night before and morning of
Clothes must be clean and ironed (dry clean it if possible)
Bring 2-3 outfits (we can pick together if in doubt)
Make sure the clothes reflect your personality and make you feel powerful
Try to get a good night sleep!
Women:
Bring accessories: earrings, necklaces, scarfs, etc.
Visit a dry bar/hair salon and get you hair styled (even the day before)
Make-up should accentuate your eyes and skin have a fresh and natural feel
Have your nails, eyebrows and roots done
Men:
Fresh haircut, clean shaven or trimmed facial hair
Kiddos:
Well rested and fed :) Bring snacks, water & toys (when applicable).
p.s. If your family has pets, consider including them in your session.
Colors:
Neutrals including pastels, cream, grey, chambray, beige
Accent colors (and their hues) to consider are mustard, green, burgundy, turquoise
Treat black & white as accent color
+ Layers work wonders and so do textures, don't be shy to mix it up
Essentials:
Women:
Maxi skirt of a dress that can show movement & catch the wind
Flattering solid or bold print blouse
Cardigan or sweater
Jeans or pants
Men:
Fitted solid color or bold print shirt
Jacket, Blazer or Cardigan
Chinos, dress pants & jeans
p.s. You don't have to spend a ton of money, H&M, Zara , Express & Morning Lavender have great affordable options. Don't want to buy, no problem there are great options to rent - Rent the Runway (offers both women and kids clothes) and Rainey's Closet for kids and maternity!
Need more inspiration? Pinterest is great & I've curated a board with some wonderful samples for you.
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