Colors, Layers & Texture


Neutral colors compliment all skin tones, and are fabulous choices whether in field or in studio. 

  • off white
  • gray
  • cream
  • beige
  • tan
  • blush pink
  • pale pink
  • muted soft blue
  • soft peach
  • denims
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Layering various pieces creates visual interest without visual distraction. Especially for field sessions, layering also allows us to dress up or down, depending on our unpredictable Chicago weather. 

We like to encourage you to bring as many layers as you would like, and we can review them together ahead of your session if you are in doubt. 


Easy ways to create layers:

  • cardigans
  • shawls
  • scarves
  • boot socks
  • tights
  • knit hats
  • overshirts


Soft, beautiful textures are a visual inspiration in all of our sessions. Keeping a monotone, neutral palette enhanced with a variety of textures and layers promotes a calm, serene, gentle image while complimenting your own style. 

Textures we love:

  • lace
  • waffle
  • thermal
  • soft cotton
  • cashmere knit
  • cable knit