I know, from my own personal experience, how time-consuming and tricky it can be to find clothing for your family photography session. The way I use images from my own photography session is by making my favorite images art on our walls. Because of that, I have to think about the colors we are going to wear. If I am putting up 5 photos in a small gallery and we are all wearing clashing colors, I am not going to like those photos as much as if we were wearing clothing that was more neutral or even matches our existing decor. So I decided to make you a little girl clothing guide for your family photography session!
And here are some examples of little girl clothing that I found over the last few days. You can see most are pastel with a few hints of bold color. The point is not that you should hunt these pieces specifically, simply because seasons shift and what stores have in stock changes all the time. Instead, think of this as just a visual guide of what looks good with my editing and generally photography style. All these pieces were found at old navy, gap, h&m, zara and Rylee & cru, crewcuts and peekkids.
Since it is colder out right now, first up are some cute sweater & pants combos. Those cute pants are from gap and I love them!
Next are a random selection of things that could all mix together quite well (ok, my favorite is that fawn hoodie!). So use these items as a color guide when looking for your own pieces. I spent a few days gathering them and then I was hoping to link back to each piece but many were already out of stock! So think of this a guide, not a specific product list.
Here are some favorite dresses I’ve found just this week. So let’s take this first dress, the blue one, you could easily get some bolder colored accessories to really make it pop! Like a cute sweater or some tights.
The main theme you’ll see in all of these choices are that none of them are neon, none of them have logos or characters on them and none of them have wild patterns. Wild patterns are totally fine but work best as an accessory- such as really cool little scarf or printed tights under a solid skirt.
The short and simple answer to “what should I wear?” is: Pastels! I love pastels and they are very complimentary with my editing. There are a few other colors that work really well but are much bolder. My favorite of these colors are navy, olive, brick red, grey or mustard yellow. Those colors also compliment pastels really well. For example, a pastel-colored dress works very nicely with a bold pop of a mustard sweater.
Here are some bold examples:
I hope this helps! Keep an eye out for posts in the future about boy clothes, clothes for mom, clothes for dad and an accessory post!
AND if you are a local (or regional) small business who sells children’s clothing, I would love to collaborate! You can reach me through my contact page.