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 :)