client session guide


Wardrobe Selection

Find a colour palette that you love and choose outfits that compliment each other without looking too matchy-matchy. We want everyone to look unique and portray their individual style. Opt for neutrals with a few pops of colour or a softer palette that has different ranges in tone of the same shades. Stay away from ‘blue jeans and a white t-shirt’ for everyone or outfits that don’t allow personality.



We are creating a memory of your favourite day. I want you to choose clothing that reflects who you are as a person and makes you feel beautiful and confident. The following are my personal recommendations and I am happy to help you select the best clothing for your session! You will also find a list of recommended retailers and a link to my wardrobe inspiration boards on Pinterest on the following page.


For women and girls:

Long flowy dresses help create a feeling of movement and emotion in your images. Choose solid colors or timeless prints that compliment your skin tone. I also highly recommend wearing your hair down for added visual impact. 

For men and boys:

V neck t-shirts and button ups in solid neutral colours and fitted shorts or pants.


I also work with a Canadian children clothing designer and I will happily help you pick something custom made for your session to compliment your attire. 


These are by no means rules, and if you have more eclectic tastes and love lots of color I encourage you to put as much of your personality into your clothing selection as possible. Don’t forget about accessories! I love lots of rings, beautiful long necklaces and hats of every kind.

A lot of my sessions take place at the beach, so if you’re comfortable being photographed in your bathing suit, please do it. In this way we are able to get two very different looks from the same session.  If shooting at the beach, at the very least prepare to get dirty and wet by the end and bring a change of clothes to ride home in!   


Hollie Jeakins is a child and family photographer. She services Hamilton, ON and the surrounding areas and is available for travel.

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