A Dozen Top Tips for Dressing for a Children's Portrait
Your photo session is around the corner. Now go dig in your child(ren)'s closet for some of your favorite outfits.
Need color inspiration for your clothes? Check out our backgrounds. We've included sample color combinations in front of each and every one. If this shoot is devoted solely to your kid(s) then make sure the clothes have a similar feeling and color cohesion for each background + clothing change.
Here are some great tips to get you started.
Light loves texture and cameras love light. So be good to your photographer and bring some textured pieces.
Black & White Tips
Medium tones + texture are great against black. Best tonal values will be colors darker than skin tones.
More than one kiddo? Don't match their clothes. Instead, coordinate them for a cohesive look. Pick three to four colors and spread them through everyone's clothes.
Put a Flower On It
Fun headbands, flowers and hats can all add a little sparkle to your kid's session.
Have fun with clothes and make sure they reflect your child(ren)'s unique little style. We can dress them up and have them play.
Make Sure it Fits
Make sure the kid's haven't outgrown their pant or shirt sleeves. Put matching diaper covers with short dresses.
Play with Patterns
They're fun! Consider sprinkling them in—especially on kids—for a little pizazz. Mixing patterns with solids works great. Avoid having two kids in the same pattern.
Bust Out the Iron
We know—it's a pain—but it makes a big difference in making your portraits perfect.
Keep everyone's clothes in the same season. In other words, don't mix sundresses and sweaters. If it's cold out dress kids appropriately.
Oxfords, blue jeans, khakis. Those all stand the test of time and will work great in a picture.
Don't Forget Feet
If you're not planning bare tootsies (which we love) then make sure you've brought coordinated shoes for your family's feet. Avoid white sneakers.
Bring significant toys or clothes that you'd like to remember for always and forever.