What to Wear

It’s the question I’m asked most often…
“Do you have any suggestions as to what we should wear?”  Below, I’ve given you some suggestions from what I have found to really work for my clients.

Itty Bitties
Newborns look beautiful in their birthday suits.  They are so pure and lovely that a simple onesie is all you need.  However, if you’d like to do more, cute knit caps, headbands for girls and little baby tutus are always adorable.  I can bring some props along, too.

Belly Bumps, Babies and Big Kids

Where to Start
Dressing one person for photos is easy, but dressing multiple people can get tricky!  Decide on a theme:  Do you want to have dressy or traditional photos?  Or do you want to capture your casual, playful, vintage or edgy style?  Don’t forget, you can always bring a change of clothes.

It’s always best to think color.  Saturated colors (green, blue, red, purple, orange, yellow) really pop in your photos.  I don’t recommend too much white or pastels — they just don’t do much for most people.

Babies & Big Kids
Babies and kids alike, look great in bright colors, stripes and polka dots. Cute hats, shoes, and small props from their rooms are great.  If you don’t enjoy very colorful clothing, a flower or cute hat can be just that splash of color that makes a photo really pop.  I would avoid large logos and writing on clothing – it distracts from their face.  If you’re not sure what to wear, you can always start with simple jeans and a shirt, and we can add from there.

When trying to put together outfits for multiple children, try to coordinate, not match.  Feel free to mix and match stripes and small patterns.  Pick 3-4 colors and mix them all in.  Layers are always a good idea (unless it’s 100 degrees) and provide a lot of interest and makes it easy to remove an article of clothing and have a totally different look.  Hats, scarves, jackets, boots, etc.  All accessories are welcome.

Belly Bumps
Please wear loose clothing for a couple of hours before the shoot because of lines made by tight clothing on your belly.  When choosing an outfit for your maternity photos, look for clothes that will accentuate your belly.  While you might find baby doll dresses or loose clothing to be more comfortable and flattering, when you look back, you will appreciate your curvy belly in all of its glory!

If you want more inspiration, check out my “What to Wear” Pinterest boards.

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