Gleam Photography » Chicago Baby and Child Photographer

What to Wear

Guidelines for pulling your look together

My sessions are really easy-going, relaxed, and playful so you definitely don’t want to be overdressed and be afraid to get the clothing dirty or wrinkled.  The key is to dress for the location.  Also, keep in mind that clothing with logos, graphics, very busy patterns (stripes) and bright colors (especially: red, bright yellow, orange, or hot pink) tend to detract from the actual subject. The key is to have everyone complement each other, without wearing identical outfits.

Accent color + main color
Choose a fun, colorful dress/skirt or shirt for your child. Then use the color of your child’s clothing as an accent color for your outfit. Add the accent color in the form of accessories such as a cardigan, belt, scarf, shoes, jewelry, tights, undershirt/tie (for guys). This will add flare to the images and tie the whole look together.

Basics to remember
Solid colored clothing with nice textures always photographs best.
Layering is a modern and a warm way to style your family especially in the colder months.
Choose an accent color or two to avoid a “matchy-matchy” look.
Don’t forget to accessorize!

If you are a visual person like myself and need to see some outfit ideas for inspiration, head on over to my Pinterest page where I have pinned some great looks!