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What to Wear-Part 2.

Okay, I am back. Online shopping proved be a lot more time consuming than I initially anticipated! I recruited Brittany (my trusty assistant) to make these boards for your viewing pleasure! We tried to stick with stuff that was affordable and easy to find online. Of course, there are tons of designer brands we love but these old faithfuls work just as well.

• Baby Girls- I tend to like one piece rompers. Here are my reasons….1. They cover the diaper 2. They do not ride up 3. I like fat baby legs

1. Old Navy   2. Pink Chicken   3. Old navy   4. Gap   5. Old Navy 6. Gap

•Baby Boys- I am at a loss. Really. I like baby boys in little shorts with no shirt. I like baby boys in the same styles as big boys, but I know I am in the minority, especially in this southern part of the world. So dress him how you like but I may ask “wanna do some with out clothes?!” In which case, you may want to have a diaper cover on hand. And a little hat goes a long way!

• Big Girls- This is by far the most widely designed category for little people! Keep it easy, solid and small patterns. I tend to prefer a flowy dress over a straight dress, girls do like to twirl you know. If your girl is not a dress girl, then pair a cute flowy top with some fitted shorts or capris. Be sure dresses and shorts are not too short, be sure spaghetti straps are not going to keep sliding off, and be sure your girl likes what she is wearing. Girls care and their attitude about taking pics can have a lot to do with how they think they look!

1. Crew Cuts  2. Pink Chicken  3. Crew Cuts  4. Mini Boden/Gap  5. Tea Collection 6. Gap

• Big Boys- Bigger boys are a whole lot easier than baby boys for me to dress. Here is the breakdown: Try to stay away from cargo shorts with messy pockets unless you like to do some tricky ironing. And speaking of ironing. Please iron. Please. Even if you never ever iron again. When it comes to shirts, I tend to prefer cotton and/or linen button down style shirts over “polo” shirts. That is just my weird preference. I realize many people love polos and if you do, then go with it but maybe think about finding one with a smaller weave and a little pizzaz to it! If you are going to do a graphic crewcuts style shirt, I really prefer long sleeves over short….These are all blue, not a rule, but it seems to work well!

Gap. Crew Cuts. Old Navy. Mini Boden

Moms- Wear something you think you look cute in. Wear something comfortable. Wear something you would buy even if it was not for a photo shoot. Do not wear white. Wear a color. Wear a black top with 3/4 length sleeves. Wear a fun flowy sundress. Wear the same amount of makeup you normally would. Wear your hair the same way you always do. If you are weird about your arms like me than please wear sleeves! I think the moral of the story is Be yourself. Be normal! 🙂

Dads- Same as mom and boys! Dads should not be made to wear anything they do not want to wear. They need to be able to run, jump and throw. Dads are more emotional about pics then 7 year old girls. Tread lightly!!

For those of you with more photo/camera related questions, please read this interview I did with Darby a while back. It has some good info and lots of links!

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  • Caroline
    June 17, 2010 at 3:37 pm

    Thanks for the advice! I always struggle with this!

  • Helena
    June 17, 2010 at 3:38 pm

    oooh I need a baby girl NOW!!

  • Katharina
    June 17, 2010 at 3:58 pm

    Great Grand Finale! Thank you both for the work – beautiful cloth!
    (love No.3+5 on the girls dresses and all the “bluish” boys cloth)

  • whitney @ www.whitsyadayada.blogspot.com
    June 17, 2010 at 4:01 pm

    These are great…thanks! LOVE The Pink Chicken and I LOVE your work! So glad your a guest blogger!

  • Caroline @ The Feminist Housewife
    June 17, 2010 at 7:56 pm

    I have a baby boy – and I love Tea Collection & Mini Boden. Just a thought! = )

    LOVED this post!

  • Leelaa
    June 17, 2010 at 8:09 pm

    Thanks for this! We had a great photoshoot a couple of years ago with my family and I spent tons of time agonizing over what the kids would wear. I think I did an OK job with them, but totally forgot about me! To this day I am mortified to look back at these pictures, I hadn’t done my hair properly and was wearing a horrid shirt. So this is a great reminder… and I’m glad the days of solid colour shirts are over!

    Oh and I like baby chubby legs too. 🙂

  • Amanda Thrasher
    June 17, 2010 at 9:26 pm

    Ok Marla—
    I am LOVING your guest posts but I think you need to get D’s mother and/or grandmother to do a guest spot of how it’s going with the Rovers. Hope to meet you one day and have you take pix of my family. We love your neck of the woods!

  • Alli
    June 17, 2010 at 10:13 pm

    i’m always thinking about things like that! thanks for the suggestions!! super cute ideas :]

  • Kasey
    June 18, 2010 at 6:03 am

    Looks like you had a wonderful time! I am amazed at how many Bloggers I have come across that have visited the Panhandle. 🙂 I live in this area [not Walton County, Okaloosa County which is right next to it]. It’s a great place, let’s just hope the oil goes away!

  • Dana Chaffee
    June 18, 2010 at 8:05 am

    Fabulous post, Marla! I like your style, woman!

  • Beki - TheRustedChain
    June 18, 2010 at 10:47 am

    I’m also a photographer and I agree with you 100%, Marla!

    Great advice. And I love little boys dressed up like big boys. 🙂

  • Tessa
    June 18, 2010 at 1:53 pm

    Marla, we are hoping to take a family pic. this summer. In honor of your guest posts, I did one on my blog today with what I’d put my family in. Even though I would only order B&W prints, so the point of coordinating outfits is somewhat mute. I probably have far too many colors and patterns going on (good thing I prefer B&W), but I was inspired by your posts (and your pictures) none the less!! 🙂 Thanks for guest blogging while Darby’s away! http://nineandsixteen.blogspot.com/2010/06/family-portrait-what-to-wear.html

  • Michele
    June 18, 2010 at 3:39 pm

    I read what you posted to my husband. It validated everything he’s ever said to me about having family photos taken. He hates matching outfits—he says we don’t dress like that any other time so why do it for a photo. Also, I love little boys dressed like big boys, but I know in the South it’s not the popular thing to do. Love your work and your style!

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