Choosing Your Quilt

Yikes, it’s been a longggg time since I blogged! It’s been almost to the date from when I found out I was pregnant. So, lets just say my mind has been preoccupied.

But, I know busy season is beginning (yay fall) for so many of you, so I wanted to share some tips on how *I* choose a quilt for a photo session.

Let me preface by stating that everyone styles are different. I shoot more natural and bright with lots of sun. Therefore, I prefer quilts that aren’t as dark. So, if you shoot darker, you might prefer something different! I also mainly shoot weddings, so I don’t actually use quilts as often as I used to. I mainly pull them out for my engagement sessions.

What I look for when I choose a quilt for an outdoor photo session:

  1. Different Colors

  2. Some Blue

  3. Some Neutrals

  4. Some White

I always show up to a session with 3 to 4 different quilts. I try to bring ones that are different in colors so that one of them will definitely match what my client is wearing. My most tried and true color that seems to match everyyyyything is blue. When I bring multiple quilts to a session, 9 times out of 10, I choose the quilt with more blue.

It is also helpful to have a quilt with lots of different colors. This will help make sure that it should match as well!

Quilts with more white tend to match really well too. But, they are also more likely to be blown out in your photos.

Here are some photos of the different quilts I have used over the last 18 months.

Here are some quilts that are currently (as of 2PM 9/11/18) listed on my website that I would use for my own personal photo sessions. If you click on them, it will take you to their listing on the website to see them better.