As your due date approaches, you might be starting to think about what to wear for your session (that is if you opted for parent and/or sibling images) First, you don’t have to worry about dressing baby, unless you want to. Family images are taken with baby naked in your arms or wrapped.
Remember to keep the clothing simple, think natural colors with no patterns, for the newborn images, you really want the focus to be on you and the new member of your family and not the clothing your wearing. and clothes with large logos can be distracting and difficult to edit out. A second tip? Newborn parent mostly are taken waist up, and yoga pants look like dress pants so you are good there! If Dad wants to wear jeans let him! Especially if that is his normal everyday style. He wants to be comfortable and look like himself in the portraits too. I get asked a lot if short sleeve/long sleeve is better, I don’t think it matters, however you should match, so if one person wears long sleeve then so should the other (if possible, do not buy another shirt because I said this). Baby spit up on your shirt as you are leaving, its ok if you can handle the smell I can hide it 😉
Newborn parent/family images are taken either on a dark grey, mocha or a bone type of color, so keep that in mind when picking outfits for family images. You want something that will stand out on your walls, so for instance, if you walls are neutral taupe you will not want the bone colored background with a cream outfits because you would blend in to the wall. So if you had neutral colored walls, navy would nice. This is just an example.
Lots of new parents have just moved and don’t have a “style” or rooms decorated yet, so think about what your going to do.. or what colors you might accent with or even as simple as what colors you like. When all else fails, go with black or cream and we can figure out the rest at the session.
If you are trying to dress a sibling, the one thing I caution on is the ‘A’ line dresses on little girls, when dealing with toddlers we are running around really fast to make sure their attention span holds, and a smile will override a dress riding up and showing the diaper, so if you are wanting a dress for your little girl, that is great, but have it be the flowy loose kind at the bottom, those A line ones are tough to pull down when trying to get a toddler to sit and smile. Check out my Birdie Baby Boutique, , she can make custom headbands to match your outfits for your little girls! (I have tons of headbands in studio, but if you want something specific,Katy does a great job!)
If you want some extra help, I am available, just shoot me an email with your picture (try and take the pictures in the daylight) options and I can help point you in the right direction.