If you’ve done a session with me before, you know that I enjoy the clothing consultation part of session prep! Some clients take advantage of it and others don’t, which is totally fine. Most of my clients either email or text me photos of what they have in mind when preparing for their photo session so I can advise on what might photograph best.
Mini sessions are a whole different kind of prep since there are very specific things that will look good and really make the images special… and honestly, there are clothing choices that can just make the images feel a little flat. It is absolutely worth taking the time to plan outfits in advance.
To that end, I wanted to give some tips on what to wear to my Santa minis.
Things that will look great:
Neutrals: creams, khaki, soft browns… yes, please!
- Classic colors (navy or green)
Black & white: the studio wall will be black, so this would pop.
Patterns (plaids/stripes/checks): this can be a great way to add personality… I personally LOVE plaids or a buffalo check print around the holidays!
Festive pajamas: I’ve done this with my boys and think it looks adorable!
Things that will NOT look as good:
Solid red: your child will blend in to Santa’s suit. Not a good plan. If you really want your child to have a mostly-red outfit, break it up with something else. For example, this red plaid would really blend in to Santa, but it would look great layered under a sweater like this gray one!
Every child wearing a different pattern: this can be really distracting unless the patterns are different sizes (I can help if you need me to).
Tennis shoes: please PLEASE remember that feet will be visible in some of the images. Plan for your child to have appropriate shoes on or to be barefoot (if wearing pajamas).
I hope you find these ideas helpful! These sessions are so much fun, and I can’t wait to see what my clients wear this year.
All items shown are from Gap, Old Navy, Hanna Andersson, Carters, or H&M. If you’d like to know where a specific item above is from, just email me!