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Over the past four years, I’ve taken sooo many photos of the twiglets. Most of them involve rainbows and colour. If you follow me on Instagram, you’ll know that my feed is alllll about the rainbows! So I thought I’d share some ideas for rainbow photos with kids, in case they might give anyone a bit of inspiration 🙂
1. Rainbow clothes
Dressing your kids in colourful clothes is probably the easiest way to rainbow up your photos. The majority of the twiglets’ wardrobes are rainbow – obsessed, us?! Some of my favourite brands for rainbow kids’ clothes are Toby Tiger, Next and Little Bird by Jools. There are also lots of lovely independent shops, which I’ve mostly found on Instagram, that sell amazing handmade rainbow clothes.
A good idea is to invest in a few really crazy rainbow items that can be worn again and again. So many of my photos contain these gorgeous rainbow striped raincoats from Jojo Maman Bebe – the twigs have worn them since they were 2 and they still fit at almost 5! They never fail to brighten up a photo 🙂
2. Rainbow accessories
A few colourful accessories can really brighten up an outfit and can be reused again and again. Things like rainbow wellies, hats, hairbands, bows etc.
And even sillier items like oversized glasses or masks can all add colour and fun to a photo! Rainbow facepaint is always a great option too 🙂
3. Rainbow food
Colourful food is great for adding a bit of fun to photos. Rainbow sprinkle doughnuts, rainbow lollies or ice creams, rainbow cakes… The possibilities are endless! 🙂
4. Rainbow umbrellas
Rainbow umbrellas are such an effective way to add colour to photos of kids. They can be used as a fun prop or provide a fab rainbow background.
5. Rainbow toys
Taking pictures of your kids playing with their toys is an easy way to get natural, candid photos. And if those toys are super colourful, all the better! Wooden rainbows are especially pretty 🙂 And educational resources such as flashcards can be lovely and colourful too! Even bigger toys like balance bikes or scooters can really add some colour to a photo.
6. Rainbow decor
Rainbow decor items can really brighten up a photo. Things like rainbow garlands, colourful wooden signs etc. Pin them to the wall behind the kids or the kids can hold them.
7. Rainbow crafts
Why not try making some rainbow crafts with your children? They make fab photo props! I have some great ideas for super easy rainbow crafts in a previous post – do check it out!
8. Rainbows out and about
Keep your eyes peeled for rainbow backgrounds anywhere you visit – that’s what I do! Obviously the kiddies don’t always play ball but when they do, yay! 🙂 You’ll find colourful backgrounds in the most surprising places sometimes – the three photos below were taken (from L-R) at John Lewis, a garden centre and B & Q!!
9. Rainbow bedding
Bright colourful bedding can provide an excellent rainbow background. If your kids will lay down long enough for you to snap a quick photo that is! Getting kids to sit or lay on colourful picnic blankets also works really well.
10. Colourful flowers
You’d be very lucky indeed if you came across actual rainbow flowers (although you never know!) But beautiful colourful flowers can make a stunning backdrop for a photo. Azaleas, bluebells and lavender are all particular favourites of mine 🙂 Flowers could also be in the foreground if you’re feeling arty, or even in an arch.
AND IF YOU’RE STUCK, INVENT SOME RAINBOWS!
11. Edited rainbows
If I have a photo that I really love and want to post on Instagram but that isn’t particularly colourful, I often add a cheeky rainbow (or 100!) to it using an editing app. There are lots of apps you can use to add rainbows to your photos digitally. My favourite is Pics Art. You can either use the Brushes tool which has various colourful options, or just search ‘rainbow’ in the Stickers section.
I hope you enjoyed these ideas for rainbow photos with kids 🙂 Of course, for most of my photos I’ll incorporate quite a few of these ideas at once. Let’s face it, the twiglets are rarely not in rainbow outfits for starters! But hopefully this post has given you a bit of inspiration for how to take your own super colourful photos of your little ones!
Thanks for reading! Til next time,
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