For many parents who want to capture their kids’ growing years would have arranged a photo shoot for their baby. Once you have chosen a time, venue and photographer, the next thing to fret about is the baby clothes. What type of clothes should your baby don to look good?
Your little ones would photograph best in simple and basic clothing. Pastel and white color are the safest and best bet for a classic chic look. White and pastel colors create a very natural and clean look for the finished images and product. As babies and newborns have lovely and beautiful skin, one of the ways to showcase their skin is to put them in a nappy. Alternatively, they can wear a plain white vest if you do not like to have your baby photograph in nude.
Avoid baby clothes that have logos, characters and garish colors. Logos and patterns can be very distracting and brings the focus away from your baby in the photo. Patterns like stripes and plaids will also compete with your baby for attention. This can show off that innocent and natural look. It also captures the innocence and purity of childhood. Their eyes will also tend to stand out more when they are not overshadowed with clothing with very bold colors.
To add some interest and texture to the photograph, hats, caps and lovely blankets also work very well on newborns and babies. During winter, you can choose baby clothes like wool pullovers and cable knits in white or light colors. Dress your baby in comfortable clothes as crying and whining are the last things you want to see during a photoshoot. It would be wiser to dress your baby in comfortable clothes and cooperate with the shoot than to have your baby wear something that you like him or her to wear and insist on it.
For slightly older babies or toddlers, do not be afraid to dress them in baby clothes with bold prints and colors. Vivid and bright colors will create a lively and playful portrait. This is especially so for primary colors like blue, yellow and red. You would want pictures that can capture what your little one really is, so you might want to let your baby wear that strawberry hat that she absolutely adore to bits. If there is a certain unique dress up outfit that your baby particularly loves, like a princess outfit or a pirate outfit, you can also let them dress in it for a few photographs. Dressing in baby clothes that they love will achieve the most fun and natural expressions for the baby.
Remember to check out for any rips or stains on the clothes that you have chosen for your baby’s photoshoot. Though the stains can be digitally altered, try to avoid it by choosing clean outfits that are in pristine condition.
It can be stressful yet fun for parents to organize such photoshoots for their babies. Choose the correct baby clothes to make your photoshoot a great and enjoyable one!