Classic Heirloom Children’s Portraiture | Dallas & Fort Worth Children’s Photographer

When I started to write about this style of portraiture, I debated on what to call them. Classic? Traditional? Southern Vignette Heirlooms? Truly, they could be called anything, couldn’t they? This style has been around for over a hundred years, but still so loved by many mamas. From the perspective of a Dallas & Fort Worth children’s photographer, they are classic children’s portraits that will be a true treasured heirloom for many, many years.


Dallas Fort Worth heirloom vignette children's portraits

The first thing that comes to my mind when I see these vignette portraits is the sweet innocence of childhood!  The children are just so full of joy, aren’t they? They are just kids, laughing at my silly jokes, without a care in the world for anything else!

Class Children's Portraits

Color Or Black and White?

This is a completely personal decision, especially if you will be framing or displaying your portraits. Traditionally, children’s portraits were in black and white, so I just love the classic heirloom look of black and white. However, these are of course photographed in color! I can customize your portraits to your preference! We can do color, just black and white, or both!

Classic Heirloom Children's Portraits

What to Wear

SMOCKS! All the smocks! If you’ve been waiting for the perfect opportunity to pull out that classic Feltman Brothers outfit, this is it! It would be best to choose white or a very light pastel for your child, like pink or blue. I really love the tulip petal collar on the Proper Peony dresses. I would highly recommend their dresses for these a well!

If you have a boy, southern style collars, suspenders, and smocks work perfectly! I think that the collars give these portraits the character that really gives them that classic look. Like the girls, I recommend sticking within the softer pastel color tones.



what to wear for heirloom portraits


Truly Classic Artwork

Okay, we know that I love all the things light and airy, but these take it to a whole new level of STUNNING! The vignette in these children’s pictures makes them so gorgeous in a frame! I know that most mamas already have a place on their walls in mind when they specifically ask for this style of artwork. After your session, be sure to reach out if you need help printing or designing your framing. I work with a framer who can even create a matted circle print in a square frame! Imagine those compliments you’ll get!

Framed children's pictures by Dallas and Fort Worth children's photographer

Investment for your Heirloom Portraits

By The Dallas & Fort Worth Children’s Photographer

These classic heirloom portraits are done as a full day mini session event, hopefully a couple times a year.

June 7th, 2024

Lumen Room Fort Worth

10 Minute Mini Session

5 Digital Images


Book your heirloom vignette portraits here! 

Aimee Hamilton is a Dallas & Fort Worth Children’s Photographer, specializing in the little guys! Aimee is a previous teacher who loves photographing the playfulness of younger kiddos! There are plenty of beautiful all white studios in the Dallas Fort Worth area that I would love to photograph your children! This post, can even help you find one near you. Get in touch with Aimee to book your classic children’s pictures by clicking here! 

Talk soon!

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Photography has always been a passion of mine. I truly treasure all the {mostly} candid moments that are turned into tangible memories.

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