What to Wear

Top tips to nailing your wardrobe on shoot day

Cold kids are not smiley kids. Make sure you layer up in case the night turns cold, or a cool wind comes in off the coast. If the kids aren't dressed appropriately, then we may have to cut your session short - which is such a shame because most of my favourite images happen at the end of your session! If we are at the beach, expect your kids to get wet. Bring spare clothes, a towel, and something warm to wrap them in.

dress for the season

Avoid logos and slogans on clothing.
Prints are great, but bold patterns tend to date.
If little girls are wearing dresses, add a nappy cover to avoid it being flashed.

the details

If you are still struggling with what to wear, I have a small client wardrobe available for you to borrow from. A selection of easy-to-wear dresses from size 8-18, and a few kids' pieces, which are easy to coordinate with the rest of your family. Ask me for details. 

client wardrobe

• Aim to compliment, but don't match.
• Choose your key colour, and use Pinterest to search for a palette that works with it.
• Pick up your key colour across the family wardrobe so you each stand out.
• If you are wearing a light top and dark pants, reverse that for your little one.
• If you're wearing a print, reflect the secondary colours in the kids' outfits.
• Break up the colour with coordinating neutrals.
• Stand out from your background - generally, I recommend a lighter colour on top. If you're in the park, don't wear a khaki shirt.

wardrobe palette tips

Still not sure what to wear?

Take a look at my client wardrobe for a selection of easy-to-wear, great to photograph dresses available for you to borrow. 

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