I participated in an Influencer Activation on behalf of Influence Central for OshKosh B’gosh. I received an OshKosh B’gosh gift card to purchase product and to thank me for my participation. #GiveHappy
As a photographer December is a crazy busy month. Everyone wants to do holiday photo sessions of their family, their kids, their newborns, etc. to share with their loved ones. After all, what’s better than receiving an adorably thoughtful photo card from someone you care about? I know for me personally, it brightens my day to open the mailbox and find a little ray of sunshine. I just sent off a batch of photo cards myself, and it felt really good to #GIVEHAPPY and hopefully make someone smile! So, since we’re talking about photos, I thought I’d share some style tips as one of the most frequent questions I’m asked is about clothing. Everyone wants to know how to dress their children for the most adorable photos. So, how do you dress your kids for holiday photos so they look fabulously stylish? Check out these tips!
So the first thing to consider when choosing clothing for holiday photos is where you are going to be. Do you live where it’s cold? Snowy? Are you going outdoors or staying in studio? You wouldn’t want to be dressed for the wrong environmental elements because that can clash with your backdrop. If you have snow or are going outdoors where it’s cold, dress your kids in layers with cute knit hats, scarves and boots while keeping the heavy coats out of the picture.
When choosing outfits for your holiday photos you want to coordinate colors from a central color/style palette and build from there. Make sure you aren’t putting everyone in the same color, but complimentary hues and patterns are fabulous for creating a well put together effect like I’ve done here. I used a great red plaid shirt and blue tulle skirt from OshKosh B’Gosh as the statement pieces and paired them with complementing colors. I LOVE Oshkosh’s holiday line right now – it is full of pieces that can be paired and matched easily with each other while staying on trend and still includes classics like the jeans Judah is wearing.
One thing I love in holiday photos is a classic pattern. This red plaid shirt is festive and looks great combined with the holiday lights in the background. And don’t forget to add coordinating shoes – you don’t want a pair of sneakers to stick out like a sore thumb, so make sure they match the style and colors you have chosen.
Using different textures and layers in outfit selection is a great way to add a little flair to your photos. See that blue polkadot skirt? I LOVE how it stands out in this image.
You can also add both texture and layers with vests that fall in your color scheme. This vest matches Kaia’s blue and grey, but also does a great job of keeping Judah warm too!
Stay comfortable and Choose Quality
There’s nothing worse in a photo session than kids who are uncomfortable. They might look cute as a button, but if they are too hot, if the fabrics bother their skin or something is too tight you are going to have a very grumpy tot on your hands. So even though style is key in holiday photos, comfort is the most important. You want to make sure you are choosing quality fabrics and well made pieces that fit correctly. When shopping for items online make sure you are checking materials, sizing guides and if the piece has any customer reviews. When I’m shopping for kids clothes I usually rely on tried and true brands that I know I can trust like OshKoshB’Gosh which carries sizes 0-12. You can find everything the kids are wearing in this post on their website, and if you head on over you can get 25% off your purchase with this coupon!