Kid and Teen Headshots: What to Wear

If your child or teen is interested in acting, they’ve probably been bugging you, Mom or Dad, for some headshots. Headshots can be pricey and you want to get them right, the first time. After all, both you and your little darling need this investment to pay off! Am I right? One way to make sure that your kid’s headshots get noticed is to be sure clothing choices complement your child’s hair, complexion and unique personality. Here are a few guidelines:

Stay away from patterns, stripes, slogans and logos. It’s very hard to find clothes (especially for the little ones!) that don’t have some crazy, bold flower print, movie character or pithy saying. So if you must do a non-solid color, here’s the right way.

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Bella’s top has just a little pattern that doesn’t distract from her adorability!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I love bright colors and they work so well on littler kids. Target and Walmart are great places to find inexpensive, solid colored shirts. However, if you’re not finding tops without stripes or patterns, try layering. Morgan is rock’in her bold, pink and white blouse with a matching, solid colored sweater. It’s not at all distracting from her beautiful smile!

Morgan is "matchy, matchy" and it works!

Morgan is “matchy, matchy” and it works!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Carly looks fresh and pretty in her aquamarine top. If your child has blue or green eyes, they’ll look best in colors that complement and/or match their eyes. Think of the colors of the sea. By the way, the color plum looks great on just about everyone!

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Easy, peasy color matching. Blue eyes, blue top!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Derek has light brown eyes and reddish hair. He looks great in dark gray, don’t you think? A quick way to find out your child’s (or your own) skin tone, is to look at the veins on the underside of your wrist. If they look blue or purple you are a “cool tone.” If the veins are green or yellowish, then you are a “warm tone.” I didn’t check Derek’s wrist for a clue, but we decided that he was indeed “cool” and colors like grey and navy, as well as black and white look great on him.

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Derek is brown-eyed and “cool”!

 

 

So, if you’re still in doubt, check my Pinterest page here for more ideas and bring lots of clothing choices to your child’s headshot session! We’ll figure it when you get here:))

Cheers,

Bonnie