I’ve worked with Lorraine Kitsos of Redfish Kids on several shoots and I just love her style, as well as how she works with the children. Her creations are unique, beautiful and capture the playful and courageous spirit of children. So I’ve asked her for some quick tips to share with you on how to dress children for portrait sessions.
1.) THEY MUST LOVE WHAT THEY ARE WEARING
First and foremost – they have to love what they are wearing and feel good about themselves, so their involvement in choosing is important. That said, it’s better to give them a choice from 3 previously chosen selections than total free-range. It’s fun for them to try options on and negotiate what is the best one out of the selected few. Enjoy this as it helps kids feel good about themselves.
2.) GET THE RIGHT FIT
A child’s colouring and body type is important to consider when dressing. There is something for everyone – find the fit that’s best for you and the child. It’s a mistake to buy up in size for portrait sessions. You want to have the perfect fit for the photos! Look at shoulder width and hem lengths for guidance.
3.) HAVE FUN!
Most importantly, have fun! It’s a wonderful thing to discover “your look” on photo day!