What to Wear Wednesday | Rochester Family Photography

A question I am often asked (and happy to answer!) is “What should we wear to our photosession?”

The short answer: Something that expresses your family’s personality!
The long answer: Pick a color theme and stick to it. Don’t “match” ; coordinate.


Rochester Family Photographer clothing

In this wardrobe board I came up with, I picked a color palette of orange, white/cream and a pop of tiffany blue. Everyone is dressed within that palette, but no one is “matching.” Dad and son are both wearing orange shirts and shorts, but boy is wearing a polo while dad is wearing a plain tee, and dad has some plain white cargo shorts, which are quite different than boy’s interesting plaid shorts.
This creates TONS of visual interest. Mom and daughter are not matching, but their outfits compliment each other. The orange and blue are birth tertiary colors and their positions on the color wheel make them a great duo!

This would be perfect for a summer beach portrait session. I can just imagine some gorgeous candid portraits on the sand with the ocean horizon in the backdrop. Or posing under a dock? (Charlotte Beach Pier, anyone?)
These clothes just scream SUMMER!

The children’s outfits are currently available at Janie & Jack! Dress is from Net Au Porter, and dad’s clothes are from Gap and Old Navy.

Have a wonderful week!


Baby A | 18 months old, Ontario Beach Rochester NY

Can you believe it’s been 8 months since I met baby A and her incredible mama during my portfolio building sessions? I certainly cannot believe how big she’s gotten, and the crazy things she’s saying! (Though I wouldn’t expect anything less from a baby who was SPRINTING at 10 months old!)

Not only is this her second session; it’s the second time it’s rained for her session! And the second time she’s totally rocked it. The 60% chance of rain forecast was looming over us all day long, but we headed out anyway, and I’m glad we did! Gloomy grey skies the entire time to Charlotte, but as soon as I pulled into the Abbott’s parking lot I was delighted by the beautiful blue skies RIGHT over the beach!
Rochester NY child photographer

Ontario Beach Family Portrait Photography in Rochester NY

This was more than a photoshoot. This was  her first time at the beach, and it was so fun to watch her put her feet in the water for the first time, and chase after birds. I love being able to capture real, authentic moments. A little bit of light rain certainly didn’t spoil our day!


Enjoy the rest of your week!

Layla Grace Mini Sessions | Rochester New York Family & Children’s Photography

I am so blessed to have the opportunity to host mini-sessions benefiting The Layla Grace Foundation; one of my favorite charities. The Layla Grace foundation raises money and awareness for discoveries in childhood cancers.


On Sunday April 22nd I will be participating in the 3rd Annual Layla Grace Portrait Party, holding 30 minute mini-sessions at Charlotte/Ontario Beach in Charlotte, NY (Rochester). These are the perfect time to snag an elusive family session with me, or general baby or children’s portraits. The sessions cost $75 and are payable directly to the Layla Grace Foundation through their website. 100% of the session fee goes to them. You will receive one free 8×10 and 2 digital files from me, the photographer.
A $250 value! You’ll have a 15 image gallery to choose from and have the option to purchase additional files or prints if you wish.

This is such a wonderful organization and I am hoping to raise $500 for them! Please consider coming out for the wonderful event. I promise it’ll be a good time for all :)
To purchase a session, visit http://store.laylagrace.org/categories/Portrait-Party-2012/Rochester,-NY/Amanda-McCulloch-Photography/