WARDROBE RECOMMENDATIONS - KIDS

Below I have wardrobe recommendations broken down into theatrical looks and commercial looks. For kids many times agents will just require one of each, unless there is a roll they specifically go out for a lot (ethnic specific or a character type) is usually when I will see an agent ask for more than 2 looks. If you are looking to get a good base line for your child to start submitting go for one theatrical and once commercial look. If there is something you would like to do and don’t see the recommendations for it listed here please email me with questions.

FOR THOSE WITH AGENTS:
Please ask your agents what looks they would like to see and then have your agent approve your wardrobe prior to your shoot day. Yes send them photos (include hair styles and any accessories you want to wear). We will offer our wardrobe and hair recommendations during your shoot but it is your responsibility to communicate with your agent prior to your shoot day. Reshoots for wardrobe or hair style preferences are not allowed so approving hair style (up or down, curly or straight) with the wardrobe you will be wearing with your agent prior to your shoot can save you a lot of grief later. This process will only heighten your chances of a photoshoot they will love which means they will send you on more auditions! Use this page for ideas and reference.

IMPORTANT SHOOTING TIPS:

  1. Bring TWO options for each look. DON’T bring your entire closet with you – spend time selecting and trying on compete outfit choices (top half only) prior to your shoot day. It is your responsibility to bring complete outfits with you – 1 solid choice and 1 backup (2 total please). 
  2. Practice your smile in the mirror before you arrive (yes I know how ridiculous this sounds). If one eye closes more than the other when you smile see if you can find ways to open your eyes wider. Be aware of smiling too large that your gums show. 
  3. Make sure your clothing fits to your body (nothing bulky as it will make you appear larger than you are)
  4. Only worry about wardrobe from the waist-up unless specified.
  5. Be aware of the quality of the clothing you bring. Clothing that is torn/stained/or is pilling tends to not photograph as well. If you need to buy new things you can always keep tags on and return after the shoot if necessary.
  6. Arrive with your clothing hung and ironed.
  7. GLASSES: Your glasses must be anti glad are not light sensitive – frames with the lens’s popped out are best.
  8. Do all pre-shoot grooming now. DON’T wait until the last minute to get a waxing/haircut/tan/etc. You may need time for healing if something doesn’t go as you liked.
  9. Women: bring flesh colored bras appropriate for each clothing choice (we DON’T want to see bra straps in photos).

VERY IMPORTANT: If you need additional help after reviewing this document, please call or email me (emailing is usually faster). info@kattuohy.com or 323-375-4528. It is a little harder to get me on the phone because I can’t answer my phone while I’m shooting and I shoot most days but if you call leave a message and I’ll call you back at the end of my work day.

If you would like me to approve your wardrobe prior to your shoot please email me photos of you in the clothes (not laid on a bed please I need to see how they fit you) – I am always very happy to do this for clients (it ensures you will bring the right clothing)!!!

Additional information: MORE SHOOTING INFORMATION

RECOMMENDED COLORS: 

The color palette below is for you to help when selecting colors so you can see what tones of color tend to photograph better. Colors that are too dull (grey) or too bright (neon) are problematic. Colors that are rich in tone read better and are better for me as your photographer to get you the best photos.

Please keep in mind there are exceptions to every rule (for instance sometimes red looks awesome), but that’s not always the case. If you do bring one of my ‘no’ colors, bring a backup just in case your first choice color doesn’t work.

GENERAL RULES TO STICK WITH:
* Avoid black (with the exception of blazers and jackets), white, red, grey, or neon colors (these colors are problematic)
* Try to stick with solids. If the clothing you bring has a pattern choose another layer for over it in case the pattern is too distracting.

COMMON CHARACTER BREAKDOWNS WITH WARDROBE SUGGESTIONS

COMMERCIAL

The idea behind this look is to be colorful and playful. So let your kids be kids! Have fun and choose clothes that best represent them.

Try to stick with solid colors. If the clothing you bring has a pattern choose another layer for over it in case the pattern is too distracting.

THEATRICAL

Theatrical shots tend to be more serious in nature. So you can play with deeper shades and l edgier choices. 

Try to stick with solid colors. If the clothing you bring has a pattern choose another layer for over it in case the pattern is too distracting.

Good items to bring are: a leather jacket, zip up hoodie, and any sweater or shirts that feel a little edgier to you (no super bright colors for this look).

CHARACTER SPECIFIC

This look is for the kid who plays a specific character type often and wants to get a headshot with this type look. For this type of look you can be as playful as you want with it.