Have you been wondering What to Wear For Your Chicago Newborn Baby Photo Shoot? Look no further! I’m here to help! If you’re looking for classic, timeless family portraits to adorn your walls, a neutral wardrobe is the way to go. But before you go pulling out everyone’s white tees and beige pants, there are a few things to consider. Even with a neutral color scheme, your family photos can make a statement.
Coordinate but don’t match.
You’ve probably heard this before, but it’s even more important with neutrals. If everyone has the same look going on, family members blend together and become washed out. Each person should have a different outfit on—for instance, you could have the little sister in a dress, her brother in a patterned sweater, Dad in a button down, and Mom in a blouse and skirt, all with different but complementary neutral tones. Soft blue, green, and rose hues also pair well with neutrals if you want to add a touch of color.
Incorporate layers to add depth and lines to your photos. Sweaters, vests, and ties work great for the guys while the girls pull off the look with tights, fringe, and scarves. Play around with clothing material, too. Use a handmade crocheted hat for the baby or a tweed vest for your little man. Lace, ribbons and ruffles are too cute on little girls. Faux fur is trendy and warm for the cooler months.
Utilize patterns and accessories.
Soft floral prints, pretty patterns, and subtle animal prints can help break up the photo, too. If you’re fond of black and white photos, patterns and prints look amazing. The lines give dimension and help the image pop. Don’t be scared to add a hat, belt or chunky necklace. Even with a neutral scheme you can highlight the personalities of each family member.
Don’t forget shoes!
Usually the last thing you think about when coordinating outfits, shoes can actually make or break a photo. After spending time creating a flawless wardrobe, sticking tennis shoes on everyone could ruin it—I’d almost rather everyone go barefoot! Ankle booties, riding boots, and wedges work well for portraits. The kids look so cute in little ballet flats or maybe even some cool neutral-colored Converse.
Once you’ve pulled everyone’s outfits together, lay them out to make sure it’s what you want. You could even take a quick picture and send it to your photographer to get a second opinion if you’re unsure. Can’t wait to meet your beautiful family and capture the priceless photos you’ve always wanted!