Style! A beautiful beach stylized session: Holden Beach!

I have so much to share…so many things have happened since I last blogged, I’m feeling a bit overwhelmed with things, but it’s all exciting!  Beach sessions are winding down, though I have one every weekend in September…so not really!  Fall is gearing up, the kids are headed back to school in a few weeks and lots of new things on the horizon for SAP!

I loved this session, this mom always is prepared…she has her daughter (and family) styled just perfectly for our sessions and has a vision in mind!  She communicates with me every step of the way (extremely important) and together we pull one  amazing session!

So I thought it would be helpful to ask her some questions for some of you that maybe interested in how she prepares (which she does way ahead)

Where do you find inspiration for your daughter?  I follow several of my favorite clothing brands on instagram and also get inspiration for outfit ideas through facebook groups with other moms.

What are some of the trends that you love: Trends i love: bold color – we are no pastel lovers here! boho/vintage – for girls and boys, the hipster vibe is back in full force. denim – all ways in ALL ways (pants, tops, dresses, skirts, shorts). you can never go wrong with a great pair of jeans.

What are some of your tips for moms who want to help with styling:  Now THAT is a funny one. As you know, I’m always planning the next session in my mind months in advance. I will see a piece of clothing or a theme that inspires me and I run with it. I always stress on the day of. Always. Will the weather be perfect? Will the styling turn out the way I had imagined it would? Will my child cooperate. I’m learning just to go with the flow. It’s still a work in progress, but I am getting better.

What are some of your favorite brands:  So many favorites! My top five are Well Dressed Wolf, Matilda Jane, Wovenplay, Lacey Lane and a custom boutique called Bitty Bitty Bum Bum which is run by a mother/daughter duo.

Why do you love them: They all give me the freedom to showcase P’s spirit, her spunk, her individuality and not look cookie cutter.

What are some of your money saving tips: I save money on her clothes by always searching for coupon codes and shopping through Ebates when I can. I also resell most of her clothing in facebook groups, which helps recoup most of initial cost and pay for the next round of goodies!

You will see from the below session how her vision combined with my ideas made for an awesome styled session at the beach!


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