What to Wear
Keep it simple! In this case, less is more. I recommend casual, classic clothing without prints or logos. Solid, very dark or light shirts work well with khakis or denim. Bring your favorite sweater or linen dress; texture creates wonderful detail in photographs. If you are looking for a more modern look, feel free to bring along a fun bold outfit for an outfit change. Hats, scarves, socks or like accessories can bring a fun fresh element of color to portraits as well.
If you are booking as a group, try to keep a similar theme, either in color or style. Most importantly, make sure you’re comfortable.
The best outfit for a newborn is their birthday suit. I will come with (washable) blankets to place the newborn on. I advise parents to dress in a solid, black, brown or white long sleeved shirt. To keep your newborn comfortable, warm your house to around 80 degrees before the session. Make sure your baby is also well fed right before the session begins.
Babies look (and feel) their best in a simple diaper cover or solid-color clothing. When choosing an outfit for your baby, try to avoid cartoon characters and lettering. Simple patterns and bright colors are a great choice. For a more timeless look, go for neutral colors and classic styles (think collared shirts, denim and traditional dresses). I will be happy to help you choose an outfit.
Dress your child in something fun yet comfortable. If your little one likes to dress themselves in cowboy boots and superhero capes, let them. There will be time for a few outfit changes so you can have a variety of styles. Remember, these are your memories. You want your child to reflect his or her own personality. Suggestions include: overalls, bare feet, “twirly” dresses.
I want YOUR style to reflect in your photographs. Bring several outfits and be prepared for a couple of outfit changes. If you are involved in any extracurricular activity, bring something that reflects that along. Remember, texture is your friend. Suggestions include: Denim, scarves, layers, bright colors.
Try coordinating outfits while leaving room for some individuality to shine through. If you are wanting to display your photographs in your home, keep in mind the colors of your house decor when you choose your outfits. Beware of the dreaded “matchy-matchy” look. Choose solid-colored, comfortable clothing that everyone will be proud to wear.