portrait photography

Preparing for the Motherhood Event

Jason and Shelie Riley Wedding-Fort Worth

Photography: Elle Boone Photography | Floral Design: Moss Floral | Invitations: Wedding Paper Divas |Cake: Lauren William | Ceremony Venue: Christ Chapel | Reception Venue: Stonegate Mansion | Videographer: Tennison Visuals | DJ- Everlasting Sounds| Donut Wall: Funky Town Donuts  | HMUA: Rebekah Robertson of J.B. Leigh | Catering:  Magdalena's

Preparing for a Family Session


          What should you wear to a mommy and me session?  What should your kids wear?  What photographs well?  Read the following for some suggestions and guidance.   I love to help with selecting outfits and styling your session, so text me photos and ask me questions.  

Attire for Moms

Wear something lightly colored, pastel, neutrals, or floral prints.  Layers, vests, accessories, earrings, headbands, all these things add depth and character to photos.  They can be done perfectly or overdone.  I think long flowy dresses make moms look like queens and can be worn again, especially in the spring/summer.  Choose something that you feel beautiful and comfortable in.  Check out my pinterest board for inspiration and let me know if you need help putting together your outfit.   

 Make sure that your fingernails and toenails aren’t chipped, it will show up in photos.  Don’t hesitate to have your hair and makeup done.  Let me know if you need suggestions of hair and makeup artists. 

Where can I find the perfect dress/top?

I would suggest looking at the following websites or stores. 

Attire for kids

Kids look great in a similar color scheme- light, soft, colors.  Avoid bright, fluorescent colors or intense-looking patterns.  Stripes, flowers, seersucker, gingham, cords, etc. are great.  Shoes, moccasins, booties, or barefoot are great.   You can coordinate with your kids color scheme wise, but don't overdo it and match too much.  

Bonnets and straw hats are a plus if that's your thing.

Make sure to wipe your kids noses and pack clean snacks for your session.  

Check out my Pinterest page for more inspiration!

Where can I find the perfect outfits for my kids?

I wrote a blog post a few months ago highlighting some great kids' brands see more here.

In the mean time, here are a few kids brands that I love.

Also local to Fort Worth, Baby by Design has great outfits to choose from!


If you are interested in adding a subtle bouquet or flower crowns for your littles or mom, let me know! I can order them and have them delivered to the session.

Hair and Make-up Recommendation

Shannon Caldwell Downing at Something You Beauty
Becca Ashmon at BA Beauty

Erica Bridal Shoot

This shoot was particularly sweet and special.  Erica's husband had taken note that she wanted a bridal shoot that she never had.  For her birthday this year, along with many other great surprises, he planned for her to have her bridals done, years after their wedding.  Adam tagged along and we were able to take some set pictures of them as a couple and beautiful Erica, who is still killing it in her dress.  (I'm impressed!) 

Paul and Mandy Engagement Session

What a treat it was to spend an evening with Paul and Mandy.  These two are so intentional and caring, it is beautiful to watch them together.  I admire their tenderness and thoughtfulness and felt refreshed after an evening with them.  Thankful to know them and excited for their marriage and all the fruit it will bear! 

Norah Skidmore Newborn Pictures

I couldn't stop smiling for days after this newborn shoot.  It was so sacred to get to go into the Skidmore home in Dallas a week after Norah was born!  It was so fun to see this precious little angel and her family interact and love on their newest member.  I loved getting to see these old friends and meet their son George.   So so special!