Clothing tips for your newborn portraits

What to bring for your baby

  • You don't need to bring anything for your baby to wear unless you have something specific in mind. I have wraps in many different colors to coordinate with the outfits that you bring.
  • Feel free to bring any family heirlooms or baby outfits from family members if you would like to have those photographed

What to bring for you

  • Choose clothing that makes you feel comfortable and confident
  • Think about the colors in the room in your home where you will display your family portrait and choose colors around those tones
  • Choose clothing within the same color palette. i.e. grey, neutral tones, jewel tones.
  • Any extra change of clothing is always a good idea in case we have any accidents
  • I keep the studio pretty warm for the newborn session so dressing in layers is a good idea

Things to avoid

  • Avoid logos or words on clothing. We want the focus to be on the faces in the portrait not the words in the portraits
  • Avoid to many bright colors or several wild patterns
  • You can choose one patterned outfit and then build the rest the members of the family around the colors in that pattered outfit.
  • Avoid the “everyone matches” look of the past. Instead choose things within the same color palette. i.e. greys, neutral tones, jewel tones, pastels, etc.

Other things to remember

  • Your hands will be in the portraits so make sure nails are clean. Either no polish or fully polished (half polished or chipped polish is very difficult to photoshop out)
  • Accessories-earrings and other jewelry work great in portraits
  • Bring a brush and chapstick/lipstick if needed
  • Bring water and snack for the kids if you think they might need them
  • If in doubt of what to wear you can always text me photos of outfit or just bring a bunch of clothes and we can decide together 541-971-5318

examples of color tones that work well together