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What to Wear | Alison Bell Photographer Okinawa

 

What to wear?! It’s probably the third most important question after you nail down date and location.  I tend to downplay the importance because I’m just not a clothes person. But after years of photographing families, I can tell you it make the difference between a ‘nice’ photo and a stunning photo.

 

Dress for your location. If you’re going to be outside (and most of us are) don’t wear business attire, not even business casual.  Slacks are out of place. So are loafers. That brings me to…

 

Shoes matter. You could be looking good and your sneakers/running shoes/crocs/$3 flip flops ruin it. No shoes is a great option for beaches and kids.

 

Don’t match. The days of all wearing the same color, and especially white shirts and denim, are over. Please let it die.

 

Have a vision. It doesn’t matter if your vision comes from Pinterest, a catalog, or you think it up on your own. If you don’t have any inspiration, check out Pantone’s Fashion report.  If you have a color in mind but need help on compliments, check out Design Seeds.  You can search palettes by a single color.

 

Start with your hardest person first. For me, its my husband. He’s already been photographed in half of his wardrobe! Next, the kiddies. But I have a secret. Shop somewhere like Old Navy or The Children’s Place that has a mix & match line.  Usually you can find some great complementary shirts and pants that work all in the same place.  But mix in what you already have – O has a shirt, L has shorts, R needs a whole outfit, J needs pants.

 

Accessorize! Sunglasses, long necklace, big floppy hat, fedora, scarf, bracelets, the options are endless.  You don’t need to wear them the entire shoot, but having something to do with your hands makes for much more natural shots and interaction. Check out the dollar store (Daiso) for some great options on all of it.

 

At the end of the day, aim for a better version of your every day selves.  Not too nice, but nicer than usual. Comfortable! Something you’d wear again and again.

Here’s how we turned out

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Next in the series will be make up and hair!! Stay Tuned.

 

 

 

Alison Bell is a lifestyle photographer currently living in Okinawa, Japan specializing in families. Contact her at abellphotographer@gmail.com for booking. She lives with her best friend and Marine, and their four lively boys.

Giveway Alison bell photographer Okinawa

I am so excited! I have reached 500 likes on Facebook and I want to celebrate (and say THANK YOU!) by giving away a FREE photo session!

HOW TO ENTER

Submit entries below, come back daily for more entries to win!

 

WHEN ARE WINNERS ANNOUNCED AND HOW?

Contest ends May 27 at 12:00a. Winner will be contacted via email and have 48 hours to claim the prize or will forfeit.  A second winner will be contacted after 48 hours.

 

WHAT DO I WIN?

A FREE Standard photo session including 5 digital images with printing rights at a location of your choice on Okinawa. No airfare to Oki included!)

 

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Alison Bell is a lifestyle photographer currently living in Okinawa, Japan specializing in families. Contact her at abellphotographer@gmail.com for booking. She lives with her best friend and Marine, and their four lively boys.

Baby Reid is exactly 3 weeks old today. Born April 27, 8lb 2oz.

Short and sweet because days are crazy with four boys!

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Click through the link circle and support the talented photographers starting with Liisa Sefton in Barrie Ontario

Alison Bell is a lifestyle photographer currently living in Okinawa, Japan specializing in families. Contact her at abellphotographer@gmail.com for booking. She lives with her best friend and Marine, and their four lively boys.

I’m getting more and more excited about newborn sessions with my own coming soon!

This sweet family was a joy to photograph. Baby G cooperated so well, and Big Sis just went in and out as she pleased.

Check out my favorite image of the session here.

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Alison Bell is a lifestyle photographer currently living in Okinawa, Japan specializing in families. Contact her at abellphotographer@gmail.com for booking. She lives with her best friend and Marine, and their four lively boys.

All images included, $200 special, Birmingham alabama, Missouri.

 

As a Marine Corps family, our time in Birmingham is coming to a close.  We’ve loved it here and will be sad to leave, but are excited for our new adventure in Missouri! We move sometime in or after May 2015, and I will wrap up all my photography sessions by end of April 2015. 

As a THANK YOU, I am offering standard sessions (roughly 30-40 minutes), ALL images included (usually limited to 5 downloads, from a gallery of about 60) for $200! That is a $400 value!

These sessions can be scheduled during the Super Minis to take advantage of the live bunnies OR any other time as availability permits between now and April. Email me at abellphotographer@gmail.com to book your session! Availability is limited.

Alison Bell is a lifestyle photographer currently living in Okinawa, Japan specializing in families. Contact her at abellphotographer@gmail.com for booking. She lives with her best friend and Marine, and their four lively boys.