This is your moment to shine, whether these photos are of you or your child you are the main subject! Choosing the appropriate attire is very important in photography. Solid colours that are paired with large patterns or stripes will look spectacular! However, small prints and stripes may not look good in photos, therefore if you choose patterned then large patterns are preferred. If you want to achieve a dreamy look, choose pastels colours, off-whites and soft prints to achieve that look. If you are wanting to achieve a dramatic look you may choose colours that are bright and colourful, think BOLD and do not be shy when mixing colours/patterns, nowadays there is no limit, everything is on the table be creative!
If you want your focus to be your attire you must minimise accessories. They may take away the spotlight from your outfit. However, if you would like your accessories to make the statement, wearing solid colourful clothing would be an excellent choice.
For children, we recommend finding outfits with a lot of visual interest. Look for clothing with lots of textures, ruffles, layers, lots of layers over tops, skirts, dresses, jeans, leggings, etc. Don’t hesitate to think out of the box! Make it fun for them but don’t forget they are still kids. Avoid clothing that will make the child look like an adult in children’s clothing (Unless that is what you want to portray for a specific style).
We are happy with bare feet photo shoots, but if you prefer to wear shoes look for closed toe shoes with details, colour, and blink. Sandals, or boots appropriate to the season.
Rule number one: DO NOT TRY AND MATCH COLOURS! You may coordinate colours but what you do not want to do is make it seem like you tried and failed! As I mentioned before, the trends for 2000’s don’t call for matching colours, it allows for endless creativity and matching is no longer our friend.
Accessories are also tricky to pair. Coordinating them equally would be the way to succeed.
Ideas for girls:
Hats, hairpieces, necklaces, bracelets, belts, scarfs, etc
Ideas for boys/big guys:
Hats, beanies, leather cuffs, watches, braces, belts, scarfs, etc
Same rules apply as before as far as colour and accessories. You may choose one colour, two is the max as we are trying to not exaggerate. In the case of a family or group LESS IS MORE! Jeans for group photos would be ideal. I would suggest to the mother to choose her attire first and then work around that for the rest of the family.
All unless you are at an Indian Family Wedding and then Colour Colour Colour!
1. Unless the photo is for commercial purposes please avoid large print brands that are visible!
2. Stay away from pure whites.
3. Absolutely no trainers of any kind if possible.
4. Say NO to T-shirts!
5. DO NOT over accessorise.