7 Tips To Dress Your Kids


You got your whole family together for photos— now what? Check out my tips for dressing your kids for family photos!

7 Tips To Dress Your Kids

The Woodlands Family Photographer

“I’ll love you with every little bit of everything that has ever consumed me and I will forever love you and forever find you in every life time and so on. Until the stars die out and the universe leaps but even then, my love will remain.” ― Robert M. Drake

I’ve been loving this family and watching this family love for a few years now. It is my honor and privilege to continue telling their story…as it evolves, as they grow, as they become who they will be. Thank you, Gregory Family. This was a warm welcome back to Texas, and where my heart is home.

Check out these tips on how to dress your kids:

  • Timeless always has a place. I love when my clients show up to a shoot with simple and timeless of outfits. A smock dress that belonged to Great-Grandma or simple neutral colors with a classic touch like a bow or suspenders. Even a plain diaper cover works! These outfits will always stand the test of time, and will never go out of style.

  • Shoes are a very important part of wardrobe. Stay away from character shoes, flip flops, crocs. My recommendation for shoes are boots, leather sandals, Converse All-Stars, Toms, Sperrys, Joyfolie, Mary Janes, and Willits. And always, barefoot is an adorable option, especially with babies.

  • Dress your kiddos in clothes that fit perfectly, not with room to grow. Even if you child may only wear the outfit for a short period of time, an outfit that fits properly will look much better than something that is too big. Go a size smaller in jackets, cardigans or blazers.

  • Layers are just as important for child wardrobe as it is for yours. Hats, glasses, vests, bow ties, cardigans, tights or leggings under a skirt. I recommend making the outer layer (blazer, cardi, jacket) fit snugly.

  • Remember, coordinating your childrens’ outfits is key. Not matching.

  • Hair piece tips. For babies, toddlers and older girls, I always recommend keeping hair accessories simple. When they are too big it distracts from their faces. Avoid super large Southern bows- but flower hair wreaths are always a yes.

  • The most important part of putting together your child’s wardrobe is allowing their personality to come through. If your daughter has a favorite pair of boots, let her wear them (at least in a few pictures). If your child loves to wear hats and sunglasses, bring them! Whatever makes your child their own adorable, individual self, let’s focus on those things. Let them have a little bit of input when planning their wardrobe as well. And never say “no” to bringing their favorite things along- watching the grow with their favorite things is really amazing. (Also check out Styling Do’s and Don’ts)

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About the Artist

Ashley Newman Photography is a Woodlands Family Photographer and Storyteller specializing in outdoor family photography. In addition to lifestyle family portraits, Ashley and her award-winning team offer day-in-the-life legacy sessions, outdoor maternity sessions, fresh 48 hospital portraits and in-home newborn photography. Ashley Newman Photography serves Montgomery county, North-Houston areas: The Woodlands, Spring, Conroe, Houston and Magnolia.

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