For the past year or so I have been helping families style their outfits for their family, maternity, and newborn sessions. It is something I enjoy, so I decided to add it on as a perk when booking a full session with me. I recently had the opportunity to style a family for their maternity session and I wanted to share a little more info on their outfits and location!

This family’s session took place at Gamble Gardens in Palo Alto, so wearing something simple and neutral amidst beautiful flowers and foliage is the route we decided to go.

The items that I selected were neutral in color and simple. Mom’s 22 month old is wearing this adorable jumper with a solid cream long-sleeve shirt underneath paired with neutral colored birkenstocks. It wasn’t very chilly that day so this outfit was perfect.

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For mom, we did a plain white maxi boho style maxi dress from This dress is in the client wardrobe, so you can request to wear it as well! I love how mom styled her hair (down with part up in a simple braid & soft waves) and kept her makeup simple with eyeliner, lashes, and a little pop of lip color. Isn’t she beautiful and glowing? I love this look on her, and these flowers and trees with beautiful sunset light at Gamble Gardens were the perfect backdrop.

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For dad’s outfit, we went with khaki pants, and a plain grey long sleeve shirt with brown shoes. I typically style dads the last because they are the easiest to dress!

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I love how these photos turned out! The day of our shoot there was a prom happening with tons and tons of kids at Gamble Gardens. A huge reason why weekday sessions are so much more ideal if you can make it happen! If not, we always figure it out. You would never know there were tons of people at this spot. We did have to wait our turn to capture photos in the prettiest places with the best light, but we made it work!

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If you’d like to book your own maternity or family session head on over to my Maternity ( or Family ( portfolio to see if we might be a good fit!

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Marissa is a top family, maternity, & newborn lifestyle and portrait photographer in the San Francisco Bay Area. Her photoshoots take place on-location in the San Francisco Bay Area and in Hawaii. To book a session email or CLICK HERE

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