A neighborhood friend was attending a charity silent auction and learned that I had donated a kid’s photo shoot. She won the bid, and I suggested one of my favorite locations — the Arboretum. I gave her the standard wardrobe instructions: no black, no white, no logos, etc. I always suggest bringing options. Well, this mom got it right. Really right. Wardrobe is a huge part of any portrait shoot. It needs to be comfortable, but more importantly it needs to work within a color palette. In this case, I love the mix of prints and solids among the kids’ outfits. Repeating the blue in small doses looked great. Do kids care what they’re wearing? Not really. Do they get dirty while we are shooting? Sometimes. Does it make or break the shoot? It can.