Who? YOU!  Your spouse or significant other. Your kids. Your dogs. Or just yourself. This is a portrait session that is tailored to you.

Location? The Village of West Clay (2000 E. Market St., Carmel, IN 46032). We will be meeting at the steps of Town Hall (the large white building just across from Central Park). This is the same location as last year’s event.

Weather? Unless it’s a steady flow of rain or extremely windy, we will proceed with your session as planned. If the weather is horrible, we will be using October 27 + 28 as our rain dates.


This is where your portrait session can get really creative. Because I choose to photograph families without props, in a location that exists as a fairly neutral backdrop, what you wear has a big impact on the feel of your portraits.

You can choose to mix colors and patterns, as long as things coordinate. I love the way coordinating plaids and jeans go with Fall colors. You can choose to layer with vests, sweaters, scarves. You can plan to use these images for your Christmas cards and dress accordingly. Or go simple, with neutrals, so your skin tones really shine! It’s up to you.

What do I NOT recommend?
    +  Clothing with words, sports teams or too much bling. Try to keep it simple.
    +  Neon colors. (80s hot pink or hunter-safety orange) They just aren’t great for skin tones.
    +  All white matching shirts.

Confused? Have questions? Just want a second opinion? Lay all your outfits out on the floor and take a picture with your phone. Text Ashley: 317-775-9340 or email ashley@ashleywittmerphotography.comMy Pinterest Page has a create collection of ideas, as well.