Dear fellow photogs: Does the color on this look a bit wonky to you? I think it looks a bit red/orange, but I’m on my mom’s computer and I’m not sure if it’s just her screen.
I have a nice long post planned with dozens of favorite photos from my time in Boise, but I don’t have those edited yet so I thought I’d give you a little preview and talk for a moment about how I chose T1′s outfit, and the advice I gave my friend for her little girl’s clothing (we’ll call her Baby L).
We were doing the shoot on Friday evening, and on Thursday night after I unpacked the car we went to Gymboree to try to find some outfits for our shoot. Some general rules for picking outfits out are:
Avoid very trendy items.
Avoid logos or phrases.
Nothing too baggy.
Nothing too loose.
I personally ask my clients to avoid wearing diamond white. It’s easier for me to expose for your face and give you clearer, brighter skin if I don’t have to worry about overexposing your shirt.
We actually chose T1′s outfit first, and tried to coordinate Baby L’s outfit to it, because I think boys are generally harder to dress. I feel in love with those little capri/shorts (they are technically for an 18-24 month old but I wanted him to be able to grow into them, and I love that they have a bit of an androgynous look) and I didn’t love the shirt but the price was good and it was one of the few logo/character free items in the store. As you can see from the picture on the left, it is also too big for him (made for an 18-24 month old as well) but I tried to compensate by shoving the excess into the back of his pants and ditching any photos that show his backside (the photo on the left is actually a reject that I saved just for this blog post). His brown sandals are a pair he already has purchased at Costco and made by Jack and Lily.
For Baby L we didn’t want something that matched, we wanted something that coordinated. Looking back at these photos actually think his outfit looks a bit heavy compared to the lightness of hers, but we only had 10 minutes to pick them out before the store closed, and I think they work together (plus they weren’t really cooperating and so they didn’t pay any attention to each other anyhow!) She has on white espadrilles that she already owns, and we picked the pants because they echo the green in his shirt, and the top was sold to match it.