What to Wear Guide – Fall Sessions – Philadelphia, Abington, Montgomery County PA Child and Family Photographer

After booking a session, you might wonder “what should we wear?!”

My answer is simple – be YOU! I know, I know, that’s not helpful, but the truth is that your clothing choice depends on what you’re envisioning for your photos. If you want relaxed photos, come in your favorite casual outfit. A little more formal? Maybe a new dress in a great color – then coordinating the other outfits around that. I typically recommend choosing two colors and having them incorporated throughout different items of clothing or accessories. You want everything to flow without being too matchy-matchy. THAT is the goal. Whatever you choose, make sure it’s something you love wearing!

Need some inspiration? Check out these images and scroll down for more color ideas!

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Here are a few ideas –

•  Match your eye color. You’d be surprised how much this can do for your eyes! However, I wouldn’t recommend for your blue-eyed bunch to show up wearing head-to-toe blue. Moderation and coordination are key. Also, don’t forget how accessories can play a huge role with a pop of color!

•  Think about where in your house you want to hang your photos. You can match the colors of your outfits to your decor so that your photos will coordinate with that particular living space.

•  I’m a big fan of using dark blue or gray in the fall – it always looks so great against autumn colored foliage in the background. This also allows for your clothing colors to pop, instead of trying to match the background. You do NOT need to dress your family in just reds and browns for this season. Want to see an example? Check out this gorgeous family!

•  Reds (pinks included) can be the most powerful color in images. If you wear red or red accessories, your eyes may be drawn to those things instead of faces and expressions. That’s not to say that wearing red is a big no-no – just something to think about, especially with large accessories.

•  When in doubt, neutral colors and earth tones always photograph well.

•  Black is a very flattering color. It hides a lot! 

Still unsure on what to wear? Ask me! Heck, you can send me photos of your options – I’d be glad to help you out!

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Holiday Sessions are available now! This year I’ll be working with Toys For Tots. Help support this amazing organization by bringing a new (unwrapped) toy to your session and receive a print credit! Spots are very limited – be sure to contact me soon to schedule yours! Click HERE for details.

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Philly Hot List – Giveaway Winners Announced! Philadelphia Child and Family Photographer

Kel Murphy Photography Best Children's Photographer, Best Portrait Photographer on Philly Hot List. Giveaway Vote and Win $100Thank you, thank you, thank you, to everyone who voted for Kel Murphy Photography on the Philly Hot List! It means so much to have such wonderful clients and friends that continue to show their support!

Since I have such AMAZING clients that nominated me for two categories (Best Portrait Photographer & Best Children’s Photographer) – I hosted a Giveaway for two gift certificates for $100 to KMP! These babies are perfect to be used towards a Holiday Session or to be given away as gifts!

While Rafflecopter picked the lucky winners, I decided to add another Gift Certificate for $50 into the mix! Go ahead, check to see if you are one of the winners. :)

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The results are in…

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Janice T. and Marisol A. –  Congratulations, you’ve won a $100 Gift Certificate to KMP!
Jennifer S. – you’ve won a $50 Gift Certificate to KMP!

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Congratulations to the winners and thank you all for supporting KMP!

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Holiday Sessions are available now! This year I’ll be working with Toys For Tots. Help support this amazing organization by bringing a new (unwrapped) toy to your session and receive a print credit! Spots are very limited – be sure to contact me soon to schedule yours! Click HERE for details.

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3-Month-Old Baby Boy and His Gorgeous Parents – Holiday Session – Abington, Montgomery County, PA – Child and Family Photographer

*sigh* Oh, this family…and those beautiful fall colored leaves. Introducing this 3-month-old cutie pie, and his equally gorgeous parents! I think it’s pretty safe to say that we lucked out with fall foliage and pretty lighting that day. :)

Are you planning on scheduling a Holiday Session? I bet one of your top questions is…

What should we wear to our session?

I always post a What to Wear Guide for seasonal ideas – coordination is key. This family shows a perfect example of what I’m talking about! Momma also sent me photos of their outfits prior to their session – which I LOVED. I typically recommend choosing two colors and having them incorporated throughout different items of clothing or accessories. I love the use of blue and the pop of orange here (which is actually my favorite color combination…you should have seen my college apartment!), you can see how everything just flows without being too matchy-matchy. THAT is the goal. I’m also a big fan of using dark blue or gray in the fall – it always looks so great against autumn colored foliage in the background. This also allows for your clothing colors to pop, instead of trying to match the background. You do NOT need to dress your family in just reds and browns for this season.

Holiday Sessions are available now! This year I’ll be working with Toys For Tots. Help support this amazing organization by bringing a new (unwrapped) toy to your session and receive a print credit! Spots are very limited – be sure to contact me soon to schedule yours! Click HERE for details.

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Family of Four and Their Furbaby – Abington, Montgomery County, PA – Child and Family Photographer

This amazingly sweet family traveled from NJ to meet up with me for their family session. Mom was hoping to include their first-born boxer furbaby – which I LOVED! We visited one of my favorite locations which borders NE Philadelphia and Abington, Montgomery County, PA which is perfection for any time of the year — and the best part, furbabies are welcome.

This was the perfect location for us to run around, dance, jump and throw leaves (of course!) I had such a great time with these guys – enjoy this little view of their session. :)

 

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Let it Snow – Family of Three – Abington, Montgomery County, PA – Child and Family Photographer

One of my most favorite things – being an on-location photographer and having backgrounds like this! I can honestly say that I love every season for different reasons. Winter has always been a favorite of mine (probably since I’m a winter-baby) but come on, how amazing is shooting outside with snow blanketing the ground?! 

Check out this adorable family of three – we had a great time hanging out in the snow! 

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