Whether you're coming into the studio for baby milestone photos, a cake smash, a toddler birthday portrait, or a mini session, dressing and accessorizing for photos can be a challenge. Over the years as a mother and a photographer in Victoria BC, I have accumulated a little list of my some of favourite vendors and storefronts for the best baby style.
A curated outfit can take your portrait from just another cell snapshot to a high end, professional photograph in no time.
So from top to bottom, here are some of the best local and not so local places to source baby and toddler clothes and accessories for photos:
Do you need a bow or hair accessory? Macey and Co is our favourite place to go! Brandi's bows are the perfect compliment to your little girl's get up.
Bev's classic and heirloom quality dresses are stunningly beautiful and craftsman quality. We love our Rarity Dresses around here and we also love that Bev is local to the Saanich Peninsula too.
Nest & Nurture is located in the Okanagan. They make gorgeous a fun suspender skirts and tunics that are wonderful for photos. We love our N&N pieces!
Jacquiesews is located to Powell River and creates lovely, heirloom quality clothes. Check out her ETSY store for all the gorgeous offerings!
Okay, Okay, Jamie Kay isn't local to British Columbia but we LOVE us some Jamie Kay at Fawn Lily Photography. Adorable rompers, dresses, pinafores, and knits, Jamie Kay is a staple for studio wear.
Trish Scully Child isn't local either, but her dresses are my absolute favourite fancy dresses for little girls. They are lacy and gorgeous. You simply cannot go wrong with any of her designs and there are often sales in the spring!
These tradition-inspired leather boots, moccasins, and shoes are so cute I want them all! While for studio sessions, I generally encourage bare feet (nothing beats those little piggies), if you have a pair of these adorable shoes, I will surely photograph them. West Coast Mocs make great neutral footwear for outdoor sessions too.
And speaking of shoes, you can't go wrong with Ashton Baby either! Located in Vancouver, Ashton Baby has the cutest little shoes for little baby feet.
What are you favourite shops for baby and toddler wear? bonus points for BC local shops!