CHRISTMAS MINI PREP GUIDE & WHAT TO WEAR

I am so excited that you are attending my 2022 Christmas Minis this year!  Christmas Mini Sessions are one of my favorite and most joyous sessions of the year to do!
I love greeting my clients and seeing their festive wardrobe and smiling faces. I have created a Christmas Mini prep guide to ensure a successful shoot.

TOP TIPS

  • ARRIVE EARLY:  Less stress if you are here 5-10 minutes early. You can also clean your kids faces in the car and do any last minute snacks. 
  • NAPTIMES:  make sure your child is refreshed and ready for their session. 
  • BREAKFAST/LUNCH  – make sure your child has a meal prior to their session. 
  • WASH – Wash down your childs face prior to session, I also have wipes available.
  • HAIR – style your childs hair so hair is not falling in front of their face. Headbands, pig tails, braids, ponytail, or hair pulled partially back is great for girls. 
  • MOMS: Do your hair, nails and makeup. Dont fret over breakouts I can remove those during the editing process. 
  • DADS – take off your bulky phone watches and dont stuff your phone in your pant pocket. 
  • TOTE BAG  – bring a tote bag to throw all your phones, keys, wallets, purses, snacks, water, wipes, diapers in!There are NO outfit changes with these Minis EXCEPT for the Winter Wonderland & PJ Minis.
    It does not matter if your child/baby comes dressed in PJ’s first or the other outfit. The sets are right next to each other.
  • HEALTH

    At Tara Droz Photography we always take health and safety seriously and of high importance. I see ALOT of families for Christmas minis, typically 10 families in one day. Which is why I am doing these outdoors. Who need to catch bugs during one of the best times of year right?

    • One Family Per Christmas Mini Session
    • If you are unwell, especially if you have a fever – please let me know so we can either reschedule or apply towards a different session in 22-23 year.
    • Since the setup is on my screened in porch we will have plenty of fresh air. Last year was AWESOME even though it got a tad chilly. 
    • All accessories will be sanitized prior to each session ( ie: fake hot cocoa, books, teddy bears…)

WHAT TO WEAR

If at any time you need help with your outfit selection – feel free to text or email me photos or links or what have you. If a pattern is too busy – I will tell you. If you have a pile of clothes on your bed and you cant seem to make it work – I will help! Text 810-844-1208 or email: tara@taradrozphotography.com


FORMAL MINIS

Dont be afraid to really dress these up or wear dressy/casual attire. The backdrop is festive and warm so it will work with ANY color palette.
Shimmery Golds. Creams. Butterscotch. Reds. Greens. Plaid. Even pastels paired with silver or gold.
Dont be afraid to use textures like cable knit, wool, corduroy, sequins, tulle, silk or velvet!

Women Dresses:
Baltic Born – Ruffle Maxi
Baltic Born – Gatsby Shimmer Gown
Baltic Born – Nova Shimmer Dress Red or Green
Baltic Born – Off Shoulder 
Baltic Born – V Dress
Baltic Born – Embossed Dress
Baltic Born – Lydia Maxi
Baltic Born – Velvet Wrap Dress
Baltic Born – Vilvadi Gold Dress
Baltic Born – Jenna Maxi 
Baltic Born – Marseille Embossed Gold Dress 
EllStory – Custom Ballerina Holiday Dresses for Mom & Daughter
Gymboree Holiday Line 2022

Girl Outfits
Sequin Gold Dress (multiple colors)
Christmas Plaid Skirt w/Suspenders
Red or Green Eyelet Dress
Girls Knee Socks (in use by model)
Girls Brown Mary Jane Shoes (in use by model)
Girls White Turtleneck (in use by model)
Karudedoo Dresses  in use by model (multiple colors/styles)
Vohawsa Dress (in use by model – multiple colors/styles)
Girl Dress/Skirt in Red and Green
Red or Green Eyelet Dress 
Ice Blue Dress 
Light Green Flutter Dress
Pastel Green, Blue, Pink, Cream Dresses
Amazon Simple Small Bow Headbands 

Gymboree Holiday Line 2022
Carters Holiday Line 2022
Janie & Jack Holiday 2022 (pricey but unique)
Sweet Honey Holiday Collection 2022
EllStory – Custom Ballerina Holiday Dresses for Mom & Daughter
Ruffle Butts Holiday Line (boy & girl)
Sweet Honey Holiday Line (boy & girl ) 

Boy Outfits:
Green Zip Up Sweater
Toddler Suspender outfit Plaid
Boy Toddler Dress Suit 
Boys Red Suspender Bowtie Set
Boy Newsboy Hat
Boy Dress Boots
Boy Toddler Dress Suit 
Boys Red Suspender Bowtie Set
Boy Newsboy Hat
Boy Sweater Vest
Boy Dress Boots
Boy Outfit w/Red Suspenders
Christmas Plaid Shirts Toddler
Christmas Plaid Top-Onsie  Baby
Cable Knit Onsie Baby
Cable Knit Cardigan (un-sex)

Gymboree Holiday Line 2022
Carters Holiday Line 2022
Janie & Jack Holiday 2022 (pricey but unique)
Ruffle Butts Holiday Line (boy & girl)
Sweet Honey Holiday Line (boy & girl ) 

 

HOT COCOA STAND MINIS

These are entirely outdoors under some pine trees so dress like your hiking out to the tree farm, some are even wearing family pajamas with winter hats! These are casual so have fun getting together your wardrobe. Check out Eddie Bauer, GAP, Old Navy, LL Bean, Amazon for plaid, flannel, corduroy and other warm weather clothing!

Eddie Bauer – (outlet in Howell)
L.L. Bean

Gymboree Holiday Line 2022
Carters Holiday Line 2022
Janie & Jack Holiday 2022 (pricey but unique)
Sweet Honey Holiday Collection 2022
EllStory – Custom Ballerina Holiday Dresses for Mom & Daughter