Guest Spot on Project Nursery - Maternity Shoot Tips.

The Gals over at PROJECT NURSERY asked me to share some Maternity Photo Shoot tips in conjunction with a Photobook Giveaway for SHUTTERFLY - check it out HERE.  
THANK YOU  for featuring me PN, I love all that you do!


The L Family

A year ago I met the L Family and took some of my favorite photos to date, G holding his little brother C:
I found a quote that seemed perfect for these 2 little guys:  "Sometimes being a big brother is better than being a super hero."  I think it's completely true.  
It's been so cool seeing them grow, look at them now in the capes, A, I LOVE THESE! 
Hope to see you in August!
It's been a wonderful year and you are awesome.
Thank you for letting me capture these special times.

Happy Due Date

to our good friends.
We cannot wait to hear about the arrival of Baby C.


Meet Chloe.

She is the definition of cuteness.
Loved meeting you cute Chloe and loved seeing your momma.


Check them out at 100 Layer Cake and their own site 
They are fabulous.
I am in love with their creative take on all things wedding and just about anything else!
Beyond excited to be working with them for a very special friend's wedding in October.  Cannot wait:)


Getting Crafty

for a friend's baby boy shower.
These tags will go on planted succulent party favors.
Oh baby :)

Fort Point

had big waves today, breaking outside of the bridge.
Lots of people out in the water, looked fun.



By the HAUTE MAMA herself and one of my besties, JESSE.

When it comes to professional photo shoots- and I know this because I've fallen prey to this particular phenomenon- it's so tempting to throw on something safe and "flattering," which, in my case, usually equated to a slimming black shirt and some kind of jeans, which is not in any way indicative of the way I typically like to express myself with clothing. Though I still love the photos, there's a particular shoot of the hubs and I that has a bit of a  "sprockets" feel about it, thanks to our matching black and denim ensembles. 

So, my bottom line for styling yourself for a Spring shoot is, don't be afraid to mix things up- go bold and go bright! Sure there's a slight chance you might look back in 20 years and say, "what the hell was I wearing?" but I think that makes for even more memorable photos. That said, I've put together three outfits for the ladies out there to consider when prepping for some time in front of Lindsey's magical lens this Spring and Summer.

Look 1:
This look is not for the faint of heart, as it takes into account both bold and bright by throwing in a splash of extra bright color with the addition of the pink blazer, but may I also suggest skipping the plain white shell underneath and opting for a play on patterns by mixing in a little bit of navy stripe with your navy polka dot?  One of my favorite fashion bloggers, The Glamourai, is a huge advocate of what she calls "mixology"- for a super glam take on this look,  check out what she does with dots and stripes here. But, if you can't commit to print on print, go for the solid tank, I won't judge. 

Lins pattern mix

$60 - net-a-porter.com

$100 - zara.com

$110 - topshop.com

$225 - endless.com

$95 - nordstrom.com

Now, for Look 2, if you want to go bright, but don't want to feel like Rainbow Brite, how about choosing one lovely hue and kicking it up a notch by using it in a variety of forms. In this case, I went purple, on purple, on....purple, and then added a splash of gold here and there. A little Barney, you say? I'll let you decide: 
linds tone on tone
$92 - topshop.com

$60 - anntaylor.com

$128 - anthropologie.com

$170 - charmandchain.com

$295 - net-a-porter.com

$20 - urbanoutfitters.com

Look 3.  Now I know my personal style can tend to lean in the direction of the super feminine, so for those of you more comfortable in your trusty jeans- they are most certainly allowed- just make sure you give them the supporting pieces they deserve to make them photo-worthy.  If I were going jeans for a photo shoot right now, I would probably take advantage of the new higher-waisted, wide legged styles that are popping up everywhere and pair them with a platform heel, as the combination should make those gams look nice and long. Check out the adorable Kendi in her take on the look herelinds jeans look
Forever21 Chiffon Top
$18 - forever21.com

Citizens of Humanity Jeans
$189 - piperlime.gap.com

$70 - piperlime.gap.com

39 EUR - asos.com

$170 - charmandchain.com

If you'd like more styling tips or outfit suggestions- check me out at Haute Mama Daily, or hit me up at hautemamadaily@gmail.com. Now book that photo session!

Love you, mean it.
I need Look 3 to up my "haute" level this weekend.
Also, I think you need to start your own magazine next :)


The W Family

will soon be a family of 4
Stella will be a BIG sister.
Can't wait for round 2.
See you soon :)