Monday, March 4, 2013

styling photos {kiddo photography sessions}

It's Monday y'all & I thought a great way to kick off a new week would be by saving you some money or at least sharing one way that I do. I did a photo shoot of a sweet little girl last week and I also had the pleasure of styling her outfit. I didn't want her outfit to be hard on the wallet so I put a more expensive look together for less. I have found that a lot of times when I put up pictures from Oliver's photo-shoots a lot of you email me or comment and ask where I shop for his clothes. I think people believe that I spend a lot of money. The truth is I am always looking for inspiration outfits to copy. I often think the less expensive outfit looks better on camera and I don't feel scared to have the kids play in their clothes in order to capture that perfect picture. Here was how I styled Emma:

The Original look is from JCEW kids & the copycat look is from Target

And for $120 savings, I think she looked amazing. Here are some of my favorite photos of this precious diva. 









And I didn't forget the boys....While I was out and about shopping this weekend, I fell in love with this toddler boy outfit from JCREW. However, we all know I have no business shopping for a toddler at JCREW (unless I'm making Oprah money). So I was determined to come home and piece the look together for less. Here is what I came up with:

 Original Outfit  Copy cat version: White shirt, vest, tie, shorts, hat
For nearly $150 savings I was pretty happy with the outcome. And saving money personally gives me piece of mind because he is constantly growing and dirtying his clothes (like a typical little boy should). 

So there you go...my secrets out of the bag. If you want your kiddos to look like a million bucks for a photo shoot save money on the outfit and splurge on the photography session. 

See you lovelies tomorrow. 

9 comments:

  1. have I told you lately how much I love you (and denim jackets?) well it's true.

    I wish you just just lived down the street and we could craft and decorate and do photo shoots for no reason (other than we're awesome and we can).

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  2. Ahhh girl! You know I'm smitten for you too! I think we could totally rock out photo sessions of our cute kiddos if we lived closer...well, if we weren't people watching at the mall, or decorating, or eating....have a great week!

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  3. Courtney you are a wo-man show...get it?? Ok, I hope that wasn't lame! You have so many talents! You're unstoppable! I love how you styled this little diva. So posh!

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  4. tooooooo cute! how'd she get up on that rock?!

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  5. These pictures are awesome! I had no idea you did photography on the side... Will you please come to TN, do a photo shoot of me, the hubs and our fur babies and then go shopping with me and help style my house?? :)

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  6. The pictures are beautiful! You can see so much of the little girl's personality shining through - even though we've never met her. The outfit is adorable...so are those sunglasses.

    KD - Winter Springs, FL

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  7. you guys are the best! Geesha you CRACK ME UP! KD the glasses were $1.99 from Old Navy ;.)

    Christine I am DOWN for a trip to TN. anytime girl, anytime. Pictures, shopping, styling I'm up for it all. haha!

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