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What do I wear? | Edmonton Child and Baby Photographer

As originally written for the National Association of Professional Child Photographers blog, Heather Thorne of Heather Thorne Photography graciously allowed me to include this post here on Tangible Moments! It’s the ubiquitous questions of what do I wear???

Now that you’ve set up an appointment with your photographer, you’re probably wondering “What in the world are we going to wear?”  This is often a part of the process my clients want or need guidance in as it can be overwhelming, especially for family portraits. Your photographer should be able to guide you in your clothing choices based on session location and you or your child’s personal style.

First of all, I don’t want anyone to think they should run out and spend a fortune on new clothing! A lot of times prior to our session, I’ll go through the child’s closet or even each family member’s closet and pull “looks” that will work well together.

I recommend wearing bright colors as they photograph nicely but almost always end up photographing a couple of different looks with children which may include solid black or white.

Here’s a simple age breakdown for recommended clothing choices:

NEWBORNS/BABIES: In  newborn sessions, your photographer will want to focus on the precious details of your new addition as clothing can be distracting. Besides, is there anything cuter than a bare baby?  For older babies, hats and diaper covers are a sweet addition.

TODDLERS/BIG KIDS: Bright colors, baby legs/leg warmers/tights, hats, hairbows, tutus and bloomers look adorable. Your photographer may have a few items on hand for you to use – just ask! Try to avoid logos, cartoon characters and anything not age appropriate. Layering looks nice on big kids and don’t be afraid of fun polka dots, florals or even stripes (in small doses.)  Barefoot looks sweet for this age group as well.

FAMILIES: Some might disagree but I really think complimenting each other versus matching each other is key!  How many pictures have you seen with everyone wearing white shirts and khakis?  For a more modern, colorful approach try these combinations or a variation of:

-Primary colors  like red, yellow, blue and green mixed in with denim

-Jewel tones like deep purple, crimson, navy, emerald green and gold

-Navy with a pop of color like bright yellow or orange

-(Mau’s insert) Brown tones with a compliment of pink.

-(Mau’s insert) While canvas shoes and sandals can look great, I recommend bare feet where possible and strongly recommend leaving the white sneakers at home.

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