What To Wear
I recommend wearing something more bold and colourful with a lot of texture to show off personality. This is an opportunity for your child or yourself to shine! For children, I usually recommend bare feed for indoors and boots or shoes that compliment their outfit for outside.
I recommend clothing that has a texture, such as knitting, embroidery, dark faded denim, buttons and ruffles. This type of clothing tends to photograph well and adds a lot of visual interest.
I can be difficult to coordinate colours and not look too matchy. I recommend picking a few colours, but try not to put them in the exact same clothing. The more layers, textures and colours, the better.
Pick the colours that compliment each other. I recommend bright or deep colours (jewel tones like mustard yellow, deep purple, turquoise, dark pink etc…) and try to stay away from all white.
I do recommend investing in your child’s clothing for the session since it does make a huge difference in the final product. Search local online boutiques, the have one of a kind style.
Choose a style you like and a few colours you like too.
I recommend having the parents dress fashionably, yet simple and focus on the more funky, unique style for the kids. If you have 5 people all dressing in a lot of layers and accessories, it can be too much.
Dark jeans that have a grit to them are always a great choice for the parents, especially the husband. If you are going to wear a print, stay away from small prints, there is not a lot of visual interest (think bold!).
Continue to think about texture and colour. You may think that certain colours don’t go, but again think out of the box and have fun!