What do you get when you combine a couple who has incredible style, and you add in their cute fluffy pup and a vintage baby blue Mustang and sailboats? Photo session perfection! Here’s how you can style a perfect session of your own.
This adorable photo shoot – which the couple used for their holiday cards – is the perfect example of how to style a PERFECT session full of personality and style! Scroll through their images below for a dose of inspiration, and a three key tips on how to personalize your next photo session so that it stands out and positively shines with personality – whether it would be for an engagement, anniversary, or holiday cards of your own.
PS – Read all the way to the end for a bonus tip that will make choosing outfits a little easier, too!
Tip #1: Infuse your session with personality by picking a location that holds significance to you!
For this session, we wanted to stay inside the city of Tampa, but wanted to include the beautiful serenity of the ocean without being on the beach. A park near Davis Island Yacht Club with a view of peaceful sailboats made for a perfect backdrop at sunset!
Tip #3: Incorporate accessories, props, and/or hobbies that hold personal value, and style them (and yourselves!) accordingly.
Since the couple had restored their beautiful baby blue vintage Mustang together and it was finally complete, it was the perfect prop to anchor the theme of their photo shoot, and its vintage charm is complemented by the elegant, classic styles the couple chose to wear. The color palate is consistent throughout the story – they stuck with muted blues, grays, and blacks – and this color palate is echoed through the fashion choices, vintage Mustang, as well as the setting of the yacht club. It’s cohesive – and that elevates the entire look!
Tip #3: Okay, you guys knew I was going to throw this one in there – include your pets!
Your pets are part of your family, and we absolutely LOVE it when couples opt to include their fluffy friends. Of course, pets add an extra dose of cuteness to any session (I mean, just look at this adorable pup above! We are obsessed!) but they also have an extra-special talent that people often forget: they have a magical way of bringing out your most real, genuine smiles and laughter. Absolutely everyone looks their best when they are happy, relaxed, and having a good time – and if your pet will put you or your partner in a good mood, or coax out some smiles and laughter – we wholeheartedly encourage you to consider including them in photos.
Here’s that last bonus tip I promised – do you notice anything really fantastic about this couple’s outfit choices? Beyond the excellent style, there’s something they included that really make their looks work – TEXTURE. Check out the beautiful beading work on that black skirt – it adds so much visual interest while still staying monochromatic and classic. We love it! You can apply the same rule when shopping for your next photo session – or head over to our post on fashion advice for photos here to read more.
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