As most any photographer will tell you, whether it be for a commercial, editorial or fun family shoot- clothing, accessories or props can make all the difference in the outcome of your images. So, with that said, I wanted to offer some fun and easy styling tips just for you! Not only can you apply my tips to styling for photo’s, they’re simple and easy enough that you can totally apply them to dressing your stylish kiddo everyday!
- Do not be afraid of color. Color blocking is such a fun way to make those photo’s pop or to brighten up an everyday look. Try a pair of bright red or green pants paired with a yellow or blue tee.
- Scarves and hats are your best friend. The things you can do with a scarf are endless- wrap around the neck, use in her hair as a head wrap, or throw it over the shoulders. Also, what kid doesn’t look absolutely adorable in a hat- girls and boys both look rockin’ in a fedora or slouchy knit hat.
- Layer. Long sleeve tee with a short sleeve over top, or long sleeve tee with a tunic over top is always a super cute look. It spices up the boring old plain tee-shirt and gives the top half of the outfit some style. On top of that don’t be afraid to use that scarf and a cool jacket to finish the look.
- Don’t assume that “your kid would never wear that.” You’d be surprised by how much fun your little one (boys too) can have when trying new looks. Have fun with them. Try different accessories and mix and match dressy with casual. Remember that like adults, kids want to express themselves via their clothing too.
-Check out your area’s local children’s boutiques. Most often store owners and managers love to help you come up with styling idea’s.
Image 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5 shot by Kiwi Street Studios. Image 6 by Arielle Elise Photography. All images styled by ME.
Clothing provided by The Spotted Goose Company.
Have a wonderful weekend!