a stylish trio / by Ashley Brown

The number one question that clients ask me before their session is "what do we wear?" The age old question! I really don't think there is a right or wrong answer (I mean, you want to dress your kids and your family like they normally do, right?) but there definitely are some pointers that I give to help with styling for your session. Here's one excellent example... the H. family, who I photographed just last week. I love how casual but timeless their outfits are. I always tell my families... if you don't match every day, now is not the time to start! Their coordinating colors flow beautifully together. I also love how they threw in a pattern (incorporating the colors) on Thomas.

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Fashion advice aside, I had such a blast working with this family. Their three little ones had such spunky and vibrant personalities. The oldest, Chloe, was so articulate and smart... it blew me away!

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One of my "to go" spots when photographing at a client's home is the kids' bedrooms. I love how you can get such a feel for their personality, and its such a great way to commemorate who they are at this age.

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Darling little Camilla...

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Want to know how else these three stole my heart? Their session was on my birthday, and when I arrived, I was greeted with song, a card, a sunvisor and a delicious playdough cake (complete with crayon candle).

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Thanks, H. family, for a wonderful morning... I couldn't think of a better way to spend my birthday!