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What To Wear For Your Family Photo’s | Edmonton Family Photographer

So, you’ve booked your family photo’s and you have no idea what everyone is going to wear. It can be an overwhelming job to coordinate everyone’s outfits, so I’ve put together a few tips to help you.

Coordinate, but don’t match – If someone in your family will be wearing a pattern I suggest choosing that outfit first. The colours of that pattern will be your colour palette for the other outfits. Too many patterns is hard on the eyes so try to keep the remaining outfits simple, solid colours. Here are some examples.

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Accessorize – but keep it simple. You can use accessories to complement an outfit but be careful not to draw all the attention away from the subject.  Babies and toddlers, in my opinion don’t need accessories… especially big flowery headbands the size of their heads. Less is always more when it comes to little one’s. You don’t want to take the attention away from their sweet faces and personalities.

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Layers and Textures – Adding textures and layers to your outfits can add some interest and depth to your photo’s. It can also provide some variety to your photo’s should you decide to remove or add layers during your session.

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Location – The location of your session can have an impact on what you wear. Are you going to be in the comfort of your own home, or outdoors? Or maybe you’re going to have a busier urban background. This should all influence your decision on what to wear, so make sure to communicate with your photographer in advance about your location.

Shoes – They matter! Sometimes there’s a lot of effort and attention that goes into coordinating outfits that shoes are forgotten about, but I’m here to tell you that they still matter! Sometimes during a session it’s ok to kick off your shoes and go bare feet too.

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Start Early – If you’ve booked your family photo’s in advance it’s never too early to start gathering items here and there so it’s not so overwhelming at the last minute.

Be Comfortable – Make sure you and your kids are comfortable in their clothes and are able to move around freely. This will also help you to be comfortable in front of the camera.

Pinterest – Pinterest can be a great source for inspiration and outfits.

Where to shop – You may have everything you need already in your closet, but if you need a little help with a few items these are some of my favourite places to shop, both online and local.

Women –  The Pulse Boutique , American Eagle, K-Lee BoutiqueBella Maas

 Kids – Max and Maude, H&M, Old NavyGap, Shop The Skinny

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Online Auction For Photographers | The Water Crisis

Did you know that nearly 1 in 10 people world wide – that’s twice the population of the United States lives without clean water? The majority live in rural area’s and spend hours every day walking to collect water for their family. Not only does walking to collect the water keep kids out of school or take up time that parents could be earning money, but the water often carries disease that makes everyone sick.

Having access to clean water means education, income, dignity and health – especially for women and children.

This year, we are raising funds for the wonderful company Charity: Water who’s mission is to live in a world where everyone has access to clean water.

Please take a look through the items up for auction. If you wish to bid on an item please comment on that items page. The auction will be live until March 5th 9:59:59 P.M. EST This is the clock I will be going by to end the auction.

All prices are in US dollars.

Each items highest bidder will be notified within 24 hours and you will have 24 hours to make your donation to the

Charity: Water donation page.

If you’d like to donate directly to this cause you can do so here. 100% of your donation goes directly to fund clean water projects.

We’d LOVE if you would help spread the word about this event!

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Jen Cooke Photography specializes in newborn, baby, maternity, family, child and lifestyle photography in Edmonton, AB and surrounding areas including but not limited to Sherwood Park, Beaumont, Leduc and St. Albert.

I would love to begin planning a portrait session for your baby or family. Please contact me for further information.

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Mothers Day Mini Sessions | Edmonton Family and Child Photographer

Mothers Day Mini sessions are back 🙂

One evening dedicated to you | a gallery of 15 + images | your choice of 7 digital files | $350

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Jen Cooke Photography specializes in newborn, baby, maternity, family, child and lifestyle photography in Edmonton, AB and surrounding areas including but not limited to Sherwood Park, Beaumont, Leduc and St. Albert.

I would love to begin planning a portrait session for your baby or family. Please contact me for further information.

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Family Album | Edmonton Child Photographer

These images are the last images I needed to edit before I could order my family album from 2015. I was so far behind on my own personal images that I can’t even express how good it feels that I have it done.

Jen Cooke Photography specializes in newborn, baby, maternity, family, child and lifestyle photography in Edmonton, AB and surrounding areas including but not limited to Sherwood Park, Beaumont, Leduc and St. Albert.

I would love to begin planning a portrait session for your baby or family. Please contact me for further information.

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