Friday, August 17, 2012

The Beautiful Moore Family

photos by Corie English

I am always amazed when a big family is made up of all gorgeous people - seriously every single one of them! We had a pretty perfect session - all the kiddos cooperated amazingly and the pictures turned out beautiful. Love it when that happens. 

Here are a few of my favorites...

 only some of them got the silly faces memo...

 seriously?! the cutest family

proud grandma and grandpa with the cute kids


Friday, May 25, 2012

Summer Stylin' - Wardrobe Ideas for Summer Photos

posted by Corie English

People are always asking us what they should wear for their photos. We usually answer that it is obviously your decision - they are your photos after all - but there are some general rules that work well. Keep it coordinated (but not matchy), wear what flatters you and what you feel comfortable in, and stay true to who your family really is. We're no fashion experts, but the wonderful Melanie Knopke is! So we asked her to help us style a session with fashion tips that you can incorporate into your next family session.

 I am Melanie Knopke, a Kansas City blogger and wardrobe stylist with Style Spies. I had a great time partnering with Corie and Peep Toe photography to style a summer family photo session. As we all know, dressing for a family photo is not an easy task. You want the picture to be timeless, yet stylish and you want everyone to look cohesive in the photo. I think that many families end up doing the token "white shirt and khakis" look because they find it too difficult to coordinate everyone.

If you are looking to spruce up your family photo this summer, I have some great styling tips that are sure to give you a lovely photo that you will cherish for years to come.

Summer is a great time to incorporate color and pattern into your wardrobe. Keep the patterns sophisticated and easy on the don't want to stick out like a sore thumb in the picture! Fred kept it simple with a large windowpane shirt and grey pants. For men, stripes, ginghams and plaids are a nice way to go!

Putting everyone in the same colors is not essential, just pick a color palette that compliments each other. It's always nice to keep some individuals in more neutral shades and then add pops of color here and there.

Do not feel obligated to completely match your children, although coordinating outfits definitely is a cute way to go. The girls in this picture are wearing coordinating outfits by Twirls & Twigs from Lauren Alexandra. I love that they go together but are not "matchy-matchy" so to speak. Romper in mint available HERE, Baby Bubble available HERE

Stick with clothing styles that aren't overly trendy, but that still look current. Same goes for any accessories.  Maria is wearing a maxi-dress that is definitely on trend right now, but will still look great in years to come. The pattern is perfect; it's not too bold, and it adds some texture to the photo. The dress is from Hemline on the Country Club Plaza. She added subtle gold necklaces and bracelets from Gorjana that pair nicely with her ensemble, but aren't distracting.

Here is an example of using a color scheme as inspiration for your photo. I fell in love with this infant girls  top and short set from Janie and Jack, and then I worked the rest of the family around the colors.

We put the boy in a solid polo shirt  and cute seersucker shorts from Gymboree. I love seersucker for summer, it's a nice alternative to a plaid or solid short for boys.

For Mom I did a white dress from H&M, which I think is always a fresh look for summer. She can add color with her accessories like some colored shoes or fun bracelets.

Dad looks crisp in a simple pink and white stripe non-iron shirt from Brooks Brothers. Pair the shirt back to white pants for a summery look.

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Tuesday, September 13, 2011

My Little Buddy is One

Posted by Corie English

Well, actually he has been one for a little while now, but anyhow he is one of my favorite one year olds ever! Evan is so happy, funny and, like his big sister, cuter than should probably be allowed.

I like to pretend he is showing me that he is 1 in a creative way...

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Allie at the Studio

posted by Corie English

It's great having good friends, and for a photographer it's really great to have good friends with beautiful kids! I have taken lots of pictures of Allie over the years, but none a the studio until now. Oh my goodness, she is so much fun to shoot!

Maybe she was a mad ballerina for just a second...

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Lovin' Little Luke

Posted by Corie English

Six-month olds could not possible be any cuter! I love their chubby rolls, sweet little smiles and how their little personalities are really starting to show. So I was thrilled when Luke's mom contacted me for his six-month pics!

He was absolutely adorable at his last session and, amazingly, has gotten even cuter. I love him and can't wait for the next one!!

Luke's grandpa is a soccer coach - I think he will like these cute little Adidas.

Now we just need to get his gorgeous mommy and daddy in for a family photo...

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Totally Adorable Ty

When I arrived at Ty's house for his newborn pictures, I knew we were going to have lots of fun! In addition to mom and dad, Ty's grandma, aunt and good friend were all there for his modeling debut. And he did not disappoint - he was an awesome baby model! He would just look sweetly at me with those big blue eyes and let me snap away. All in all, it was a perfect session. Congrats to Stacy and Bryan on their adorable baby boy!

posted by Corie

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Lovin' this little guy!

Little Luke is just about as cute as they come! Not to mention that he was super happy and cooperative - just perfect. Can't wait to see him again...

Posted by Corie