Are you looking for fun and unique ways to capture precious memories with your child? A Mommy and Me photoshoot is the perfect opportunity to celebrate your bond in style! Whether you’re hoping to get creative at home or enlist a professional photographer, we have some gorgeous outfit ideas that will ensure you both look fabulous. Keep scrolling for 5 inspiring mommy-and-me looks that will make sure your photos stand out.
Bright and Abstract
Our “Constellation” Print boasts rich pinks, yellows, and blues – all beautifully arranged on the softest cotton fabric. For mom, this dress has all the essentials that make it a closet staple (pockets, removable belt, full buttons to style as a dress or shawl) as well as vivid colors that are sure to draw compliments. And for your little one, this dress has an elastic waist and adjustable ruffled tie on the back that is not only stylish but will allow you to adjust to fit. Meaning, your little one can continue to wear this Ankara dress as they transition across sizes!
Fun and Floral
This vibrant floral pattern we’ve named “Nike” is the perfect color palette to seamlessly lend itself to spring, summer, or even fall! Mom and mini will both look incredibly stylish with this dress’s matching square neckline and tied sleeves. Best of all? As with all our pieces, laundry is no fuss. It goes in the washer and dryer with ease and it comes out soft as butter - absolutely no need to iron!
Bold and Geometric
Our matching bold Siri Aztek print jumpsuits are the perfect pieces for a fun and energized mommy and mommy photoshoot. This jumpsuit is made in a super vibrant soft African print geometric cotton fabric. It features a square neckline, exaggerated puff sleeves, and a smocked bodice. It doesn't end there, this jumpsuit also has pockets!
Cool and Whimsical
A fun take on our signature Elisa sihouette, this Elisa Mama dress is as beautiful, as is comfortable and functional. And we hate to pick favorites, but this one is definitley up there! There’s something about this floral dress that just makes you feel good. The complement of cool blue and soft yellows is incredibly flattering on a huge range of skin tones. We love these matching dresses for a spring photo shoot! (or even Easter!)
If you don’t want to go the route of being 100% matching for a photo shoot, we love how these patterns play together. For mom, we love the dialed back color pallett of simple blue hues on a crisp white background that is found on our Elisa Maxi Dress from the Jess & Elisamama Collab. Here's what Jess had to say about how this dress came to life,
"I fell in love with this one when I saw Fisayo’s design for the ruffled flutter statement sleeves! We made it our own together with the maxi length and we added smocking in the back for a more versatile and accommodating fit. The flutter sleeves compliment the fun print and bold blue perfectly…” read more here
For your mini, our bold Flower Burst print compliments mama’s dress with just the right tones to keep things from clashing. (and not to mention, this print is so fun!) And as always, its soft cotton is so comfortable that your little one will feel free to be themselves, without the stress of a heavy or uncomfortable photoshoot outfit.
Now that you have some inspiration for your next mommy and me photoshoot, it’s time to start shopping for the perfect outfits! Luckily, we have a stunning collection of African aesthetic apparel that is perfect for mothers and daughters. Whether you want matching dresses or coordinating separates, we have something for everyone. Shop our entire collection now and get started planning your amazing photoshoot!
And for mom, be sure to check out this recent Elisamama blog, Gorgeous Accessories from Black-Owned Businesses to Style with African Dresses, to complete your look!Check out our entire catalog of blogs here!