With the excitement of our new studio opening in the Garden State Plaza and the bunny rush, we’ve fallen a bit behind on weekly pics wednesday… so hopefully this post will make up for lost cuteness! Here are some of our favorite captures from the past few weeks. It’s been a great spring so far! Don’t forget, Easter is Sunday but we have the bunnies for another week. Don’t miss your chance if you haven’t been in already!
Hope everyone had a great holiday weekend… just a few more holiday portrait sessions are lingering, but it’s definitely slowing down. May everyone have a safe and happy New Year!
Santa baby captured by Tam in South Shore
Under the mistletoe captured by Amanda B at Emerald
New chapter captured by Jen A in Westfarms
Little lady in red captured by Lauren in Natick
Holiday cheer captured by Emily C in Emerald
It must be pet week, because all walks of life have been getting holiday portraits in the past few days! So many that we just had to share…
Yup, it’s four puppies. Half pekingese, half sheepdog. Captured by Maddy in Westfarms!
Timmy was rescued earlier this year by the owner of Portrait Simple!
..and these are his beautiful daughters, captured by Aimee in Natick
Meet Carl! He belongs to our photographer and Atrium assistant-manager Thomas.
Clearly, this makes Carl happy.
Carl is a daschund-beagle mix.
Maya (Chow and Australian Shepherd) belongs to our Natick photographer, Jenna, and was captured by Amika.
Meet Tess the chiweene! (daschund-chihuahua mix)
Tess is loved by Vanessa, who started in Natick, moved to Atrium, and how shoots and helps manage our Warwick studio.
We think Tess and Carl would make a cute couple.
Christmas isn’t just for dogs! This sweet kitten was captured by Kiera in Emerald.
Chloe the golden retriever puppy and her proud owner were captured by Kim at South Shore
Just 10 days ’til Christmas! Don’t forget your furry friends!
Another great week! Enjoy :)
Seasons of baby love captured by Sarah D in South Shore
Cozy cutie captured by Amanda in Rockingham
Smiles and styles captured by Dawn in Eastview
First birthday captured by Jessica in Trumbull
Grandkid gang captured by Thomas at the Atrium
Santa baby captured by Ellen in South Shore
All-star captured by Tyler in Natick
Ruffle shuffle captured by Jen A in Westfarms
Santa’s helper captured by Sarah D in South Shore
Winter whimsy captured by Meghanne at Emerald
That’s right, we’re doing it again! Leave a comment on this post and you could win a free 8×10 on your next portrait session. This Friday morning (12/16/11) at 9:00AM we will randomly draw FOUR names from all of our fans that left a comment. Those four will win an 8×10, which will be printed instantly at their next appointment. Happy Wednesday!
Sometimes it seems like the most common question we get over the phone is, “What do you suggest they wear?”
So we started asking other Moms (who recently had their portrait sessions & holiday cards done) about their favorite places to shop for outfits, and came up with 10 whole looks created by real moms, from real Portrait Simple sessions–from princess to pajamas–that are sure to inspire and get you pumped for this year’s Christmas card!
1. All Dolled Up
Nothing turns heads like a little Princess–or two, or three, or four…. The classic holiday dress never fails to provoke “oohs” and “ahh”s. A bow for the hair is the cherry on top!
Get the look: Holiday Dress by Sophie Rose at Khol’s
2. Dapper Dudes
Boys can get dressed up too! These spiffy looks are sure to make Grandma swoon.
Get the look: Steve Harvey Boy’s Vest Set from JCPenney
3. Kickin’ It in Kindergarden
Casual is cute! These simple, relaxed looks are more laid back but still adorable in portraits.
Get the look: Boys striped shirt at The Children’s Place
4. Baby, it’s Cold Outside
A lot of people don’t even consider outerwear for portraits, but what better way to represent the season than dressing up for winter? These looks are fun and comfy for your little snow angels.
Get the look: Fair Isle Sweater Dress and matching hat at Gymboree
5. Comfy & Cozy
The “Christmas morning” look is always a big crowd-pleaser, and it makes for a fun and relaxed holiday portrait session.
Get the look: Pajamas by GapKids
Get the look: Plaid pajama set by Calvin Klein Kids at Macy’s, Santa Hat and shaving cream provided by the studio
Get the look: Custom baby Long-Johns by Personal Creations
6. Disco Darling
You can tone it down, but still bring the holiday magic with outfits that are simple yet sparkly like these.
Get the look: I Heart SantaTee & Chloe Skort at Neiman Marcus
7. Second Grade Stunna
If you’re feeling funky and you want your card to be the talk of the season, try one of these fun looks!
Get the look: tank top at Hanes, Wool Newsboy cap at Janie and Jack, gold chain and bracelet at any jewelry store
Get the look: Faux leather jacket at Target
8. Tutu Too Cute
It’s never a bad time for tutus, and our huge collection of holiday card designs will go with any outfit.. so if you want to go girly, might as well go all out!
Get the look: We have baby tutus available in the studio, but to get your own, try My Baby Rocks, PrettyTutu.com, shabbybebe, or etsy. Use that pearl necklace in your jewelry box or costume jewelry from Claire’s.
9. Baby BoHo
The folky look has been around for a while, and it looks like it’s here to stay!
Get the look: blue robe from The Tea Collection
..and we make a full circle, coming back to the most holiday-themed look of all: Santa’s Helpers!
Get the look: Santa Dress by Bonnie Jean at Macy’s
Get the look: Baby Santa Suit at Target
Coordinating your Cuties
You may be thinking, “These are adorable, but how can I get all my kids to match?” Here are a few ideas:
Simple Solids: Solid colors are always safe in portraits, and you can find matching items easily. You don’t necessarily have to match tops with tops–as seen above, matching one top with the other’s bottom can look dynamic and still unified.
One word: jeans. It’s just as easy as it sounds, and denim seems to go with everything: black/white tops (as shown above), colored polos, plaid shirts, sweaters…you name it!
Toying with texture: It’s okay to mix textures (and even patterns), if you stay within in the same color family and general style.
Personal props: Finally, if you have older kids and you’re looking for something different, personal items can be a cute portrait accent and bring out their personalities.
Now you’ve got plenty of options, so enjoy putting together your family’s look of the year. Most of all, don’t stress! The best thing they can wear is a smile. The more relaxed you are, the more your kids will be when it comes time for their portraits.
Don’t forget: Non-holiday attire can still be dressed up for the season by adding our selection of photo accents–each studio supplies Santa Hats, scarves, gift boxes, snowflakes, and other fun items to add more variety to your portraits. Examples can be seen in in our holiday gallery at our main website: www.portraitsimple.com.
“Photos were amazing…brought me to tears.” -Kellie B. (Warwick) 11/12/09
Thanksgiving is just around the corner! Because we’re thankful for customers like these, we recently stocked our studios with an array of knit winter hats, scarves, and mittens for babies & children. Here are some more examples, along with a few more of our recent testimonials:
“We’ve tried a lot of different places with mixed results. Portrait Simple is the only place that consistently captures beautiful images of my son. There is an energy and creativity present in this studio that I don’t find elsewhere. I will continue to use Portrait Simple for as long as my son will tolerate posing for formal portraits. :)” -Melissa M. (Rockingham) 11/11/09
“I have gone to the Portrait Simple in the Natick Collection twice. Once for my maternity pictures and the second for my daughter’s Easter pictures. Both times I had Karina. She did an AMAZING job. She was very professional and kind. Her photography skills are fantastic. Because of her and the professionalism at Portrait Simple, i will be returning to Portrait Simple in the Natick Collection for a third time for my daughter’s One Year and Christmas Pictures this weekend! Karina is not available for our appointment, but i have complete confidence in all of the photographers there. Being that I have my BA in photography, i must say that I am always impressed by the work that is done there. I will continue to be a returning customer.” -Amanda F. (Natick) 11/5/09
“We were so so so happy with how the photographer interacted with and captured our daughter! It’s not easy to capture the true personality of a one-year old in a photo studio! Jenn was great!!! We will return, and we will ask for her!” -Bethany H. (Westfarms) 11/11/09
As always, visit our customer raves section for all the latest messages!
Hat selection varies depending on the location. Please call your local studio for details.
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