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Essential Tips and Tricks for Creating Memorable Seasonal Moments

10 Expert Tips for Styling Custom + Rental Gowns for Holiday Sessions & Special Occasions

With the holiday season fast approaching, it's the perfect time to start planning your outfits for those special occasions and photography sessions. Our custom gowns are designed to make you look and feel your best.

Little girl wearing a beautiful red holiday gown.

Here are 10 helpful tips to ensure you style your holiday looks to perfection.

1. Start Early

Time flies when you're having fun, and the holidays are no exception. Don’t wait until the last minute to think about your gown. Start planning and ordering your custom gown or rentals now to avoid any last-minute stress. Custom gowns take time to perfect, so give yourself plenty of lead time to order.

2. Choose the Right Gown for the Occasion

Consider the nature of the event or photo shoot theme when selecting your gown. A holiday party may call for something more elaborate and luxurious, while a family photoshoot might suit a simpler, more comfortable design. Think about the setting, the formality, and your personal style. We can't get enough of floor-length gowns for special events. Petal styles are perfect for photoshoots, especially when there are plenty of props and decorations involved. We can't get enough of floor-length gowns for special events. Petal styles are perfect for photoshoots, especially when there are plenty of props and decorations involved. If you do opt for a floor-length gown for a photoshoot, be sure you consider the set.

3. Consider the Theme and Colors

Many holiday events and sessions have specific themes or color schemes. Coordinating your gown with the event or session theme can make your look more cohesive and visually appealing. Rich reds, elegant greens, and shimmering golds are all popular holiday colors that can add festive cheer to your attire. Pink is also a beautiful and unexpected option that can make a stunning statement.

4. Accessorize Thoughtfully

Accessories can truly make or break an outfit. For holiday gowns, we adore faux fur shawls, charming headbands for little ones, and shoes from Kailee P. They have great shoe options for both mommy-child size. The aim is to enhance your gown, not outshine it. For little ones we absolutely love a little glittery ballet flat.

5. Pay Attention to Fit and Comfort

No matter how stunning a gown is, it won't look its best if it doesn't fit well or if you're uncomfortable. Custom gowns should be tailored to your measurements to ensure a perfect fit. Our rental gowns, however, offer size versatility and affordability, making them a fantastic option too.

6. Add Stylish Layers

When styling for holiday photo shoots, ensure your outfit fits the scene. For cold weather backdrops, incorporate wraps, shawls, or capes. A faux fur shawl adds warmth and elegance, a sequined wrap brings sparkle, and a cape offers a ethereal or fairytale touch.

7. Consider Renting

If you’re not ready to commit to purchasing a custom gown, renting can be a fantastic option. This allows you to utilize a beautiful gown for a fraction of the price. Plus, it’s a sustainable choice that reduces fashion waste.

8. Professional Styling Advice

Don’t hesitate to seek professional styling advice. We offer valuable insights into what works best for your body type, size needed, the latest trends, and how to enhance your look. A second opinion can be incredibly helpful, especially for important events or photo shoots.

9. Prepare for Photos

To look your best in photos, consider how your gown will photograph. Certain fabrics and colors can reflect light differently, so it’s worth thinking about what fabrics will work best. When we design for custom and or rental holiday gowns these are the things we typically choose:

Velvet: This luxurious fabric adds a rich, festive feel and photographs beautifully.

Satin: Known for its smooth, shiny finish, satin exudes elegance. It drapes beautifully and adds a touch of glamour to any outfit.

Chiffon: Lightweight and flowy, chiffon is ideal for creating soft, romantic looks. It's great for layered styles and adds a delicate touch to holiday photoshoots.

Lace: Elegant and timeless, lace adds a sophisticated touch to any gown. It works well as an overlay or as a primary fabric, creating a classic holiday look.

Sequins: For a bit of sparkle, sequin fabrics are a go-to option. They catch the light beautifully and add a festive, eye-catching element to your look.

10. Confidence is Key

The most important accessory to any outfit is confidence. Wear your gown with pride, smile, and enjoy the moment. Confidence will shine through in your photos and make you look even more stunning.

little girl wearing a sparkly burgundy holiday gown.

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Explore Our Stunning Gown Collection Captured by Breanna Marie Photography - RI Maternity & Baby Photographer

We recently teamed up with the amazing with Breanna Marie Lusignan, Breanna Marie Photography - RI Maternity & Baby Photographer, an esteemed photographer based in Rhode Island, to showcase our exquisite collection of gowns. From the enchanting "Poise" off-shoulder floor-length gown to the whimsical "Winnie" burgundy dress adorned with feathers, each gown was brought to life through Breanna Marie Photography's lens with unparalleled grace and elegance.

As a company dedicated to providing exceptional quality and craftsmanship, we knew that Breanna's expertise would beautifully complement our collection of gowns.

Each gown we create is like a dream waiting to come true. With BM Photography's help, these dreams became real, showing off the elegance and beauty that make our brand special.

young girl wearing a red gown and twirling for holiday photography session

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Capture the Season's Spirit: Magical Holiday Backdrops for Unforgettable Sessions!

Breanna Marie Photography truly worked wonders with these beautiful backdrops, the Pergola of Peace and Frosty Shopping Boulevard. These two drops from Fancy Fabric & Props were ideal options for showcasing our holiday-inspired gowns.

When contemplating the purchase of a backdrop for your holiday sessions, ensuring it complements your gown choices is crucial. Here are four essential factors to keep in mind:

Theme Compatibility: Ensure the backdrop aligns with the theme of your holiday sessions and complements your gown selection. For instance, if you're opting for a winter wonderland theme, a backdrop featuring snow-covered landscapes or icy textures would enhance the overall aesthetic.

Color Coordination: When it comes to color coordination, opt for a backdrop that complements the hues of your gowns or provides ample options for coordinating colors. For instance, if your gowns boast rich, jewel-toned shades, choosing a backdrop with similar or complementary colors will result in a harmonious and visually appealing arrangement.

Texture and Material: Consider the texture and material of the backdrop in relation to your gown choices. If your gowns are elaborate with intricate detailing, a simpler backdrop may work best to avoid visual clutter. Conversely, if your gowns are more understated, a backdrop with texture or subtle patterns can add depth and interest to the photos.

Backdrop Size and Scale: Consider the size and scale of your backdrop in relation to your gown choices and shooting space. Ensure that the backdrop is large enough to accommodate different poses and compositions while complementing the proportions of your gowns. Additionally, choose a backdrop that can be easily adjusted or resized to suit various shooting scenarios and settings.

girl wearing a sparkly gold gown with pearls for holiday photo shoot.

Article: 10 Expert Tips for Perfectly Styling Your Holiday Looks: Meet Breanna Marie Photography, RI Maternity & Baby Photographer

Stunning holiday gowns styled to perfection against picturesque backdrops by Breanna Marie Photography - RI Maternity & Baby Photographer

10 Expert Tips for Perfectly Styling Your Holiday Looks: Meet Breanna Marie Photography, RI Maternity & Baby Photographer

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