Hats

There's nothing cuter than an adorable hat on a baby or child. And when it comes to photography they serve a dual purpose. Besides being cute and stylish, they have a way of framing the face and drawing you to the child's eyes. I tend to focus my portraits on the eyes, so a hat would just intensify that look. Here are some examples of what I'm talking about from a few of my favorite photographers:

Audrey Woulard is famous for using hats on babies, and she does is WELL. 

Here's a sweet one from Leigh Taylor.

 A perfect example on this little guy from Summer Knobloch.

 See what I mean?

And even though little Nixon didn't have his eyes open here, this hat still helps to frame his face (and it's cute).

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Look at him! He loves it so much he's holding on to it with his left hand! I picked his hat up at Target and got a pink one while I was at it. I've been browsing the internet and found quite a few handmade hats on etsy. This shop has a ton of hand knitted kid's hat's including this one, which I love:

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This shop has a wide array of color options for this girly style:

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 Aren't those cute for spring? I am anxious to get out and try out the "hat technique"!