Looking for fall fashions? Look no further. Gap Kids had some great autumn colors in their boys collection for back to school which were the perfect thing to wear for our Central Park shoot with Danny Weiss.
The classic mustard yellows, deep wines, and navy mix are timeless enough to ensure you won’t cringe when looking back on these back to school shots years later.
We had so much fun playing around during this shoot.
Kalia, is wearing a Kidpik jean jacket and top with a tutu from Target’s Cat and Jack collection. Headband ears are from Gap Kids.
Our male models, Sebastian and Jonathan made modeling look effortless and fun. Thanks to a great team! And thanks to Danny Weiss for partnering up again. To see other shoots I’ve styled with Danny, click here.
With our suitcase packed with Kidpik Basics and Cat and Jack pieces, Juliet and I headed to Central Park. Styling kids has been a passion of mine ever since having one myself and ever since I left my professional career where I used to style all the Saks Fifth Avenue models at the LI store. As part of a continued photography series with Danny Weiss, I styled Pilar (pictured below) along with my daughter in coordinated outfits. Luckily, Pilar was just as into an impromptu tea party as Juliet was! The two met, and immediately bonded.
As if they were friends forever, they happily blew bubbles, played pretend and posed supermodel style with no fussing or complaining about accessories or outfit changes. They knew the drill.
Accessories and props are all from Juliet’s closet. For more shoots that I’ve helped style, click here! For more of Danny Weiss’s photography, click here!
I’ve styled hundreds of models while working in PR and in fashion whether it be for Samsung photo shoots, promotional street teams, fashion shows or for Saks Fifth Avenue. Nowadays, I style mostly my 3.5 year old daughter and child models like Kalia pictured below. This photo shoot was with renowned photographer, Danny Weiss and Kidpik Basics clothes.
Kalia was such a sweetheart to work with and a pure natural in front of the camera!
Shoes are her own and the fanny pack and flower crown were from my daugher’s closet. Clothes are from Kidpik Basics.
For this second round, Kalia changed into a Kidpik denim jacket, comfy, striped long-sleeved tee (also Kidpik) and a fun tutu from Cat and Jack.
Blanket and headband were from our closet. Shoes and headphones, models own.
I love the carefree, summer vibe I’m getting from these shots. And they’re making me miss the warmer months! Thanks to Danny Weiss and team! Stay tuned for more shots from this outdoor Central Park shoot!
When renowned photographer, Danny Weiss asks you to collaborate on a kids’ project, you don’t say no. I was so excited that I didn’t fret about having to charge all these clothes on my card and then have to return and pray that everything credited OK post-shoot…well almost. haha Luckily, all the borrowed clothes stayed in perfect condition and everything went just fine.
We aimed for a Valentine’s themed look, with lots of reds, some hearts and a lot of fun thrown in!
The kids here were wearing a mix of Janie and Jack, Gap, and the Children’s Place. Staying within the black and white + red theme made all these looks cohesive and classic. The below shot just kills me.
I want her to stay this little forever!
Keeping in line with the black, white and red color story, we shot the below series and danced along to some music. The kids were too much!
What was your favorite shot?
To see another photo shoot that I styled with Juliet as our mini-model, see my shoot with Molly Magnuson here.
If you or someone you know needs a kids stylist for photo shoots, collaborations or for a closet makeover, feel free to contact me at email@example.com! It’s my passion!
When styling a photo shoot there are things you absolutely MUST consider when choosing what to wear for a photo shoot. If you’re paying for these pictures and you’re freezing and recording this moment in time, no matter how carefree you are in daily life, or no matter how little you care about fashion, you need to take note of these DOs and DONT’s. Coordinate without being corny, else risk endangering yourself for submission into one of those akward family photo sites.
photo from akwardfamilyphotos.com
You’ve been warned. Personally, I don’t mind a matchy matchy look for a mommy and me shoot if done well.. But I’d suggest avoiding any bright ideas of wearing the exact same outfit between your entire family. I.e. no all khaki’s and white shirts or all denim on denim.
photo from netjungle.com
While it may have been the trendy thing to do for family portraits back in the day, it looks very dated now.
Without taking matching that far, think about coordinating and complimenting outfits. Here is an example of a Valentine’s themed shoot that I styled which consisted of 2 girls and 1 boy. Notice how everything stays within the holiday theme and strictly within the color code of navy, red and white?
Each look could stand alone with enough interest or be matched up with any or all of the other models and fit right in. To help guide you, here are 4 Styling DOs and DONT’s when planning your next photo shoot outfit(s).
- DO keep theme / purpose top of mind. This may seem obvious but most people lose sight of it when overwhelmed with the task of finding outfits for the entire family and while shuffling through their wardrobes. Never losing sight of the final objective and placement of the final photo should guide your every decision. Edit your styling decisions with this final idealized photo in mind. Is this for a Christmas card or other holiday card? If so, let that guide your color choices. Is this going to hang in a specific room? If so, you’ll want to make sure you don’t conflict with the decor already there.
- DON’T be too trendy. Dying to show off your fashion-forward style? That’s fine and understandable. You wanna be you and stay true to your daily style. It is possible to do modern touches to classic looks. To stay confidently timeless though I’d suggest you veer more towards classic or even vintage pieces. Remember signature 80s fashion? You don’t want to cringe 20 years from now looking back on your fashion choices.
- DONT wear logos, oversized labels or graphic quotes. Your husband may love the Knicks but now is not the time to advertise his utmost fandom to the world. Similarly, your dinosaur obsessed son who prefers playing at the playground in tees featuring his favorite animals should be veered away from making styling decisions come photo shoot. You want the focus to be on the people not the blaring letters, or oversized logos and cartooned characters.
- DON’T Clash. I’ve said it before. Coordinate and compliment. Don’t have half the family wearing pastels and the other half in primary colors. Otherwise, the photo won’t have the professional polished feel that you are paying for.
Read on for the shoots that I styled with Danny Weiss and also for Molly Magnuson! Here for more inspiration!
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