Hey guys! Bill and I have been busy with a few shoots lately. Our shoot on Friday was a little newborn. He was quite the cutie! His mom mentioned she looked on our site, Studio193 for clothing ideas. She really liked the post where I actually put specific outfit ideas for a little girl. Only problem is...she has a little boy. So, I promised her I would put some specific ideas up for baby boys. I have to go through some sites I have listed in our "Where to find great children's clothing" post to get some ideas. I will do that very soon, so stay tuned.
For now, I have to talk about a FAB children's clothing designer for little girls I found a couple of months ago on Etsy. I have been chatting with her quite a bit lately. She is so nice! Not to mention talented. I love the pieces she creates but it's more than the cut. It is the pattern and color. It's the whole thing! And, she has some pieces with little birds on them. That is how I actually ended up finding her. I was looking for "bird" stuff for me and ran across her site.
Speaking of her site, she has an online store called Pretty Me. You are sure to love it!
Clothing ideas for your newborn's photo shoot!
Now, I am going to give you some really quick clothing tips if you are about to have a photo shoot for your baby. I will expand this in a future post but for now (and since we have been photographing so many little ones lately) this should give you a bit of insight.
If you have a baby that is not yet sitting up, don't do shirts/dresses/etc. with collars. These tend to ride up and obscure the face. This goes for jackets, coats or anything that has too much bulk near the face. If you are unsure, put the clothes on the baby prior to the shoot. If if rides up, pass on it.
We usually tell people to avoid pastels. However, with babies, this rule goes out the window. I think soft colors for newborns are sweet, just like they are. Here is an example of that. Well, she isn't wearing pink but she is surrounded by it, so it still counts.
Keep 'em naked. Well, they don't have to be entirely naked but almost is just as cute. Have an assortment of bloomers to cover their diaper and this works just fine. Here are some examples of this.
Have an assortment of soft, sweet blankets to cover the baby up with. Babies look cute all snuggled in. Keep the colors soft or neutral. Cream, white, pastels, these are all nice. See below.
Lastly, if you want to do clothes for your newborn photo shoot, keep it simple. Don't get too fussy with them. At this age, they are usually just laying there so the clothing just doesn't really show up that much.
Hopefully this will help you to plan what your itty bitty baby should wear during their photo shoot. Things change once they are sitting up but until then, these are great rules to go by. Just remember, rules are meant to be broken. Color, for instance, is just fine for tiny babies. Pattern can be nice too. Here are a couple of photos taken in the baby's crib with colorful and patterned bedding in the background.
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