What to wear: Children's edition

I honestly think that dressing children for sessions can be the most difficult. Adults can be easier because we know what’s comfortable, we know what to do and not to do with clothes (some little ones are notorious for lifting shirts/dresses above their heads). So I am here to give you some quick tips while dressing the children for photo sessions.

  • Stick with 2-3 colors – give everyone variation based on the colors you choose

  • For something easier – pick 1 color and pick all the pieces from different shades of that color

  • To make it easier – Stick with one store and take advantage of their collections and displays – they’ve done all the mixing and matching work for you already (Tips from Ellendykstraphotography.com)

  • Avoid being too seasonal – You want these photos to be hanging up all year long – to avoid any specific extras (reindeer ears, Halloween costumes, etc).

  • Be comfortable – find something they will be comfortable in. If your daughter hates dresses and will continuously lift it over her head, don’t make her wear one.

  • Think timeless - Fashions and styles come and go. You want your family photos to be timeless, so it is best to aim for more of a classic look, not one that instantly dates you. Just as we can easily point to wedding photos from the 70’s and 80’s, noting the hairstyles, the frills, and lace, your goal is to have this year’s photographs blend right in. (Tips from Prettyextraordinary.com)