What to Wear….Fall Fashion Trends

One of the main questions I get asked by moms when they book their custom portrait session is, “What should we wear?”  I have very few quidelines….#1-don’t all wear the same thing.  If you wouldn’t go out to dinner in matching jeans and white shirts, then I don’t think it’s appropriate for your portraits.  #2-Color Coordinating is nice.  #3-Mama’s you are the most important person in your photo session.  Make the session all about YOU.  Take those extra steps to make the entire experience positive.  Get your hair and makeup done.  I can only speak for myself, but I know that when I do those things before a special occasion, I feel much more confident and can walk into an event or portrait session feeling fabulous.  And walking into your portrait session already feeling fabulous and attractive lends itself to a much more positive experience.  You are going to love the portraits of your kids….they’re your kids….they’re cute…they’re yours.  But pictures of ourselves is a whole other animal.  As a woman and a photographer that has been capturing families and moms for 9 years, I can tell you this from experience.  If you are not happy with the way you look or what you’re wearing, you’re not going to love your family portraits.  And isn’t that the point?  To love your family portraits?!   To love yourself in your family portraits?!  Moms, you get so stressed in making sure your kids are adorable in the cutest trendiest fashions, that many times you don’t spend the time on yourself.  And as I answer the “What should we wear?” question to moms my #1 answer is this, “You are the most important person in your session.  As long as you feel fabulous and attractive everything else will fall in line.”

I have been wanting to create an actual “What to Wear” guide for moms for years.  Give moms the actual fashion advice that they ask me for.  So hear it is.

The Courtney Studios 2016 Fall Fashion guide. 

I’ve been collaborating with the girls at Pretty Please Couture, a woman’s boutique located in Ft. Lauderdale.  Not only do Natasha and Kelli have amazing fashion sense, I admire their mompreneur spirit. Pretty Please Couture is a successful business that works around them and their families.  According to Natasha and Kelli at Pretty Please Couture here are some of the latest trends for fall that would look GREAT for your fall custom family portrait session.

Everything featured can be purchased from  Pretty Please Couture.

2771 E Oakland Park Blvd, Ste 7
Fort Lauderdale
Shop in their boutique or order from their instagram account.  Live locally in Ft. Lauderdale?  The girls are known for delivering “Porch Presents”.  Personally chosen items for you delivered directly to your door.  Only keep what you love.


Statement Jewelry

Stackable bracelets, statement rings…….

I love me a good statement necklace

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Maxi Dresses

I tend to love maxi dresses.  They are flattering on every body type and height and are perfect for portraits in our Florida Fall.   This black dress with gold accents is gorgeous with just enough “edge” and paired with the arm candy you’ll definitely steel the show in your family portraits.south_florida_family_photographer_6_ppc

This pattern, color, and fit work all year long here in Florida.



Off the Shoulder

Shoulders are sexy and seem to be all the rage this season.  From completely off the shoulder to shoulder cut outs


Well fitting jeans (with or without holes) and a pop of color shoe is always a nice touch.south_florida_family_photographer_9_ppc south_florida_family_photographer_10_ppc south_florida_family_photographer_11_ppc


Lightweight jackets make a great accessory.  Patches are very on trend this fall along with a more conservative bomber style, and of course you can never go wrong with classic denim. (again with the statement heel)south_florida_family_photographer_12_ppc south_florida_family_photographer_13_ppc south_florida_family_photographer_14_ppc


Ankle booties are a perfect shoe with all types of outfits in our warmer Florida fall weather.south_florida_family_photographer_5_ppc

Stop by Pretty Please Couture and tell them Courtney sent you.


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