What to Wear in Family Photos : 3 Tips for Dressing Moms

The question most frequently asked by clients – What to Wear in Family Photos? Fashion blogger Nasreen is here to the rescue and she’s sharing her top three tips for assembling outfits, starting with Mom.

Know of a mom who can’t help but make sure her children are fed before sitting down to eat a cold meal? I would wager she plans her outfits for family portraits last, grabbing something “OK” from her closet last-minute because it coordinates well with the rest of the family. That is every mom but that doesn’t have to be you when planning what to wear in family photos this Fall. The options for dressing children are endless and dads typically keep it basic, so give this new order of business a shot and I’m sure you’ll be pleased with the results! After you take a few notes, be sure to check out @heynasreen on Instagram.

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Austin Lifestyle Family Photographer || Milk Bath Photography

Looking for a Lifestyle Family Photographer in Austin to capture the essence of motherhood? Contact z@ziemphotography.com or 850.319.4591 to book a session.

There’s so much to love about this milk bath session – I don’t even know where to begin. From her impeccable hair and flawless makeup, to her stunning dress and gorgeous baby, Cathy helped me bring to life the most dream-like shoot. The subdued elegance of the milk bath water revealed her feminine form while concealing parts of the body we wanted to mask. We also wove in white roses and green leaves and  result was a gentle texture among muted tones. Doesn’t she look amazing simply soaking and snuggling with this new tiny life?


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If this baby isn’t perfection, I don’t know what is. He was so snuggly and sweet that my girls (and husband, too) have been asking for a baby since.

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I have added two new Austin mini session dates. Send me a note to reserve your spot!

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Austin Maternity Photographers | Shawn + Mary

Seems like yesterday when I met these college sweethearts at their wedding! When you get to be a big part of a couple’s wedding day, you can’t help but remember small details about them. They have a seemingly “unhealthy” obsession with their dog. Mary is a vegetarian. Her sister was the cutest-pregnant-matron-of-honor. Shawn very much adores his wife. I gave up weddings shortly thereafter to achieve a better work/life/family balance and decided to focus on family portraiture.

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Austin Photography Mini Sessions 2017 – Time to Book!

It’s time to book your Austin Photography Mini Sessions! These are great for families wanting a full session’s work in half the shooting time. Pricing for October is $325, November is $350 and December is $375. Book now! austin photography mini sessions

What are the dates and times of the 2017 Austin Photography Mini Sessions?

Sun 9/24 – SW Austin
5:50PM Nasreen Sh.
6:30PM Kristen Po.
6:50PM Angela Mc.

Sun 10/8 – SW Austin (rain date: Mon 10/9, a school holiday)
7:50AM Eliza Mc.
8:10AM Amy Sw.
8:30AM Elizabeth Br.
5:40PM Bonnie Ne.
6:00PM Shannon De.
6:20PM Kathryn Mc.
6:40PM Kirstin Br.

Sun 10/15 – SW Austin
5:40PM Elizabeth Mu.
6:00PM Franco
6:20PM Franco

Sat 10/21 – SW Austin (rain date: 11/4)
5:30PM Kristin Ca.
5:50PM Krystle Al.
6:10PM Lauren Bu.

Sun 10/22 – Central Austin
9:50AM Caroline Sm.
10:10AM Jenny Su.
10:30AM Angela Mu.
10:50AM Desha Ro.
11:20AM Alexandra Sh.

Sun 10/22 – SW Austin (rain date: 11/5)
5:30PM Michelle Br.
5:50PM Meredith Tr.
6:10PM Melissa Ag.
6:30PM Arden Wi.

Sat 10/28 – SW Austin (rain date: 11/4)
8:05AM Allison Fa.
8:25AM Natalie Ke.

Sat 10/29 – SW Austin
8:10AM Luisa Im.
8:30AM Paige Da.

Sun 10/29 – SW Austin (rain date: 11/3)
5:20PM Beggs Ne.
5:40PM Allison An.
6:00PM Allison An.
6:20PM Stephanie Ow.

Mon 10/30 – SW Austin
5:20-5:40PM Heidi Hi.
5:40-6:00PM Sheriden Wi.
6:00-6:20PM Angela Mu.

Sun 11/5 – Downtown Austin
4:40-5:00PM Sheriden Wi.
5:00-5:20PM Ashley Ka.

Wed 11/15 Central Austin *new date*
4:15PM Meghan So.

Sat 11/18 SW Austin (rain date: 11/19)
7:20 Chelsea Cu.
7:40AM Lynn Bo.
8:00AM Carrie De.
8:20AM Leigh Ho.
4:00PM Andy De.
4:20PM Heather Sh.
4:40PM Kristina Cl.
5:00PM Lyra Po.
5:20PM Cheryl Ga.

Fri 11/24 – Downtown

Sat 11/25 – Central Austin

Mon 11/27 – Downtown
4:30PM Sheriden Wi.

Tue 11/28 – Downtown
4:30 Shelley Ba.

Sun 12/3 – Central Austin

Wed 12/6 
4:20-4:40PM Christie Sc.

Send a note to z@ziemphotography.com to be added to the wait list for new dates.

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How do Austin Photography Mini Sessions differ from a full session? A regular photo session starts at $595, runs sixty minutes in length at the location of your choosing, and includes a minimum of 45 digital negatives. A mini session is $350, lasts twenty minutes at a location chosen by the photographer, and includes 10 digital negatives of your choosing. You may also purchase additional files.
What is the cost of Austin Photography Mini Session and what does it include? Mini session pricing is $350 and includes a phone consultation upon request by client, twenty minutes of unlimited capture by two photographers, online gallery with 25+ images for proofing, sharing and ordering and ten downloadable high-resolution images of your choosing + print release. Pricing will increase for mini sessions in November.
How do I sign up for an Austin Photography Mini Session? Email, text, or call Ziem at 850.319.4591 with your preferred date and time. It is helpful to also include a second option. Reservations will be held for 2 hours from time of confirmation by photographer. Please be prepared to submit a non-refundable payment in full via PayPal or VenMo thereafter.
Is there an alternate plan for inclement weather? A back up date is listed for sessions taking place in SW Austin. Please also reserve this time when submitting your non-refundable reservation. Sessions in Central Austin will move indoors in the event of rain – back up date not necessary.
What happens next?

Within two weeks of the session date, you will receive proofs for previewing and ordering. From there, you will have the opportunity to select ten images for downloading and purchase additional digital negatives. You can expect to have your files within two to three weeks of the session date.

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Back-To-School Photo Session 2017

What a summer it’s been for these girls. From being flower girls in their uncle’s wedding, to celebrating their grandfather’s 79th birthday in Alaska and Canada, to two Florida trips in one summer, and art, gymnastics and bible camp in between, I’m amazed we found the energy and time for our annual back-to-school photo session. It happened, in large part, due to an awesome friend who happened to have all these vintage props and who willingly assisted me in pulling it off on short notice.  One more sleep until first day of 2nd grade and Pre-K 4. I just adore these photos of the Malkani and Lee girls!

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