Fall has finally arrived and it’s the season of choice for photographers everywhere!
“What should I make for my child to wear?” is a common question we've all thought ourselves and heard from others.
I love putting together the perfect mixture of prints, textures and layers to make those photos pop.
Whether you love neutrals or poppy colors, here are a few tips to help decide what to make and how to style outfits for maximum effect.
1. Create a color theme using complementary colors.
Choose colors that complement, rather than match. This tip also includes your background/location. Deep rich colors in jewel tones are perfect for Fall. Add a touch of Neutrals for a well rounded effect.
2. Add texture for visual appeal.
Chunky knits, corduroy, linen and rib knits are great textures to add interest to your photos. I love to add a subtle print or two.
3. Layer to give your photos a cohesive feel.
Adding layers like cardigans and knee high socks, as well as varying lengths of clothing helps to pull everything together.
4. Choose your shoes.
You can't go wrong with leather shoes. They're classic and clean up so nicely. Barefoot is always an option too, especially if your taking photos on a beach.
5. Style their hair (you don’t need to be a pro!).
I love to keep hairstyles super simple, essentially a neater version of my daughter's everyday looks. Adding a small hair clip keeps it out of faces and adds a little detail.
6. Lay it all out.
It's so helpful to see pieces next to each other. It's worth taking the time, and swapping out anything that doesn't look right or adding something in to add to the overall feel you're going for.
7. Keep it comfy.
While it's fun to dress up for photos, Be mindful of choosing outfits that kids feel comfortable in. Feeling awkward and out of place is not a great way to start. Stay true to your style.
And there you have it! 7 simple tips for your very own Fall photo shoot!
Curious to know which Lowland Kids patterns I used in my Fall Style Guide? Here you go!