What to Wear for a Kids Photo Shoot – 40 Styling Tips for Child Photography

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By Phoebe O’Halloran

When it comes to styling a kids photo shoot, there’s more to choose from than the classic denim jeans and a white tee. Our fashionistas of tomorrow love to get creative and dress up for the camera. So if you’re wondering what to wear for a kids photo shoot – here are 40 ideas to help get you started!

By Phoebe O’Halloran

1. Layering

Adding layers to your child’s outfit not only keeps them warm during the colder seasons, but looks stylish too.

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2. Accessorise

There’s no such thing as over accessorizing, especially not for a kids photo shoot! Express your child’s unique flair through accessories such as belts, hats, and sunglasses.

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3. Bright Colours

Experiment with vibrant colours to bring out your child’s vibrant personality.

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4. Matching

Go matching with a friend or sibling for your kid’s photo shoot – double the cuteness!

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5. Overalls

Overalls – they go with everything! Dress them up with accessories and statement shoes, or dress them down with a t-shirt and sneakers.

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6. Patterns

Whether its spots, stripes or tartan, patterns can help your child stand out. Mix and match patterns to create an even more unique look.

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7. Slogan Shirt

Let your child make a statement in a slogan tee.

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8. Sneakers

Sneakers are comfortable and stylish, and go with everything from dresses to jeans – perfect for child modelling!

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9. Double Denim

Still wondering what to wear for a kids photo shoot? Double denim. It works. Always. Enough said.

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10. Neutral Colours

Yes, kids can go minimalist as well! Neutral colours suit everyone.

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11. Hairpieces

Embellish your child’s hair to suit their outfit and accentuate their face with a headband, flowers or glitter.

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12. Animal Patterns and Prints

Glean inspiration from the animal kingdom and dress your child up in animal patterns and prints for a fun, adventurous look.

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13. Textures

Play with different textures and materials to create an individual look that reflects your child’s personality.

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14. Active Wear

We all know active wear isn’t just for the gym! A worthy addition to our list of what to wear for a kids photo shoot.

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15. Vintage

Some trends never die! Dress your child up in clothes inspired by vintage fashions for an effortlessly cool look.

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16. Bigger the Better

Oversized clothes are bang on trend.

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17. Smart and Sophisticated

Don’t be afraid to dress your child in something a little more classy and sophisticated. Achieve this look with a coat and boots combination.

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18. Sunglasses

Add sunglasses and experiment with different styles and colours to give you child’s outfit a unique edge.

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19. Bags

Adding a bag to your child’s look ties the outfit together and provides a statement piece.

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20. Colour Coordination

Dress up your child all in one colour for a stand out look. Aesthetic!

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21. Fluffy

Wearing something fluffy makes your child look even cuter!

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22. Hats

Hats are the perfect accessory to frame your child’s face and complete their look. Some hats you could use include beret’s, straw hats, wide brimmed, felt hats, beanies and caps.

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23. Band Shirts

A band t-shirt gives your child an edgy look.

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24. Boho

Nail the laidback bohemian vibe by styling your child in relaxed clothing such as a loose-fitting shirt or dress, flares, flower crowns and natural colours.

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25. White

Still looking for outfit ideas for a child modelling photo shoot? Why not style your child head to toe in white to draw attention to their natural beauty.

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26. Black

Black is the new black! The one shade that never goes out of fashion.

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27. Onesie

Onesies always look adorable.

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28. Bling

Add a fun piece of jewelry such as a chunky necklace or colourful earrings for an even more fun and interesting look.

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29. Hobbies as an accessory

Does your child love to play guitar? Skateboarding? Basketball? Drawing? Something else? Utilise their favourite activity as an accessory in a kids photo shoot to express their individuality.

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30. Dress up as a celebrity

For your next kids photo shoot why not style your child like a celebrity? Just like this Audrey Hepburn inspired look.

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31. Get Back to Basics

If all else fails, go back to basics. There’s nothing wrong with a white shirt and jeans.

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32. Favourite Sports Team

Dress your child up in their favourite team’s colours, allowing for a more personalised look.

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33. Statement Shoes

Add a pair of statement shoes to an otherwise simple outfit for a more stand-out look.

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34. Ballerina Inspiration

Get those ballerina vibes by dressing your child in a tutu. Super cute!

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35. Flower Power

Whether it’s in their hair or on their clothes (or both!) floral is an elegant and timeless look that suits everyone.

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36. Dressing for the Weather

Winter fashion including jackets, gumboots and an umbrella always look cute, especially when they match.

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37. Leather Jacket

Make any outfit look edgy and cool with a leather jacket.

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38. Sparkle

Add some sparkle to your child’s photo shoot by styling them in something shimmery and glittery.

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39. French Style

Channel your child’s inner Parisian and capture French style with neutral tones, chic styles, A-line fits, knee socks, berets and a pop of red.

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40. Unique Statement Piece

Top off your child’s look with a stand-out accessory or piece of outerwear to complete their personalised look. Their unique statement piece could even be homemade, like this quirky jacket.

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