How To Dress for A Mommy And Me

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How To Dress For Mommy & Me

The Woodlands Family Photographer


"When you look into your mother's eyes, you know that is the purest love you can find on this earth." - Mitch Albom

I simply adore the Leonard family and feel a connection to them that makes my heart soar to know I am trusted with their yearly memories. I think Katie knocked it out of the park for this session- I think it always comes down to what makes you feel comfortable. Once you have booked your session, you’re left going, “now what?” What to wear, how to coordinate everyone?

I always tell families to coordinate based on what mom wears. Yup- this is all about you, mom!

Here are my top tips for planning your outfits!

  • Maxi dresses are flattering on every body type.
    Keep that in mind while shopping! (Maxi dresses are usually a slam dunk for shoots, and they’re so versatile. Add a belt or a statement necklace with strappy sandals for the summer, or a belted fitted cardi and a scarf in the fall.

  • Skinny jeans are flattering on most women, even the curvy ones! Pair them with cute heels or wedges, and your legs look a mile long. If you’re overweight and don’t feel comfortable with the tighter fit, I recommend a fit called “skinny boot cut.” You can find them at American Eagle, Gap, and the Level 99 brand is amazing! 

  • Take a friend shopping with you. They will see you better than you see yourself when trying on clothes. If he/she tells you it looks great, believe them! We’re our own worst critics.

  • Flaunt your best asset. I’m self conscious about my stomach and upper arms, but I like my legs. So, I feel most comfortable in a maxi dress with 3/4 length sleeves- it’s just my look!

For more on what to wear- check out this handy blog post!


Ashley Newman Photography is a Woodlands Family Photographer and Storyteller specializing in outdoor family photography. In addition to lifestyle family portraits, Ashley offers day-in-the-life legacy sessions, outdoor maternity sessions, fresh 48 hospital portraits and in-home newborn photography. Ashley serves Montgomery county areas including Spring, The Woodlands, Conroe, and Magnolia.