We all tend to let holidays or family milestones pass by while saying “we should really get a group shot someday soon”. Finding the will power to just make your appointment and seize the day is the hardest part of a family shoot. Once the appointment has a date, then the fun begins. Creating a color palette that complements your family and your photo venue is the first step to capturing a timeless memory. Incorporating a few simple ideas for props as well as family heirlooms are key to adding an element of nostalgia to your shoot.
Willow is covered from hair to toe in new retail as well as consigned gear from greenberries. She has incorporated some pops of color into her photo shoot with her teething necklace from Freja ($23.95). She is also showing her Baltic amber teething necklace from Inspired By Finn ($25.95). Baltic amber is worn by our customers for a number of health and wellness benefits. It contains analgesic properties and helps take the edge off of the discomfort and symptoms associated with teething.
Willow has a simple cotton dress by Gap, purchased on consignment. Her hair clip designed for delicate child hair is from Whimsical Fairytales ($5.50). For a complement to her color palette as well as an added pop of color, Willow is holding an Original Toy Company What ‘Zit ($3.95).
One of my personal favorite special touches on a photo shoot is incorporating a family heirloom or stuffed animal/doll into the picture. This gives you an object to hand down to the next generation and show how much it was previously loved. A fun way to hold a stuffed friend is to hold it close with a child Sakura Bloom Ring Sling ($38). The child doll carrier is the mini version of our standard Sakura Bloom Ring Sling ($88 linen & $198 silk) for babywearing or toddlerwearing. Juliana is holding a sweet fold fairytale doll from JellyCat ($28). Her headband is a matching piece to her child infinity scarf and mom’s infinity nursing scarf sold by Nora Sells Seashells available at greenberries. Also in stock at greenberries are mom’s Chewbeads ($23.50). Chewbeads are a silicone beaded necklace used by babies & toddlers for chewing while teething or entertaining them while breastfeeding. If yanked or pulled by your little one, they snap right off and can snap back on with a simple clasp. Assorted colors, lengths & bead shape are also available along with silicone bracelets.
Juliana and her little brother Parker are wearing our HOTTEST sibling set offered at greenberries. Parker has on the adorable suspenders from Tadpole & Lily ($29.95), while sister Juliana is accessorizing with the matching hairclip, also by Tadpole & Lily ($16). Greenberries stocks multiple colors and patterns of Tadpole & Lily hairclips, bowties, neckties and suspender accessories.
In the comments below, let us know, which of these items would you love to incorporate into your next family session?
Watch out for more great ideas, tips and options for accessorizing your family’s photo shoot on my next blog post! Stay tuned – there will also be some more fun stuff in store for our readers!
Speaking of fun… the winner of last post’s giveaway of the $10 greenberries gift certificate is Katie Cannarsa! Congratulations Katie! Receive your prize during your next visit to the store!