Keep clothing simple. Choose solid colors for your photo session. Make sure you coordinate your family's clothing from head to toe. Darker clothing slims. Choose shades of black, brown, blue, dark green and other jewel-toned colors. Scoops or v-necks flatter shorter necks and full faces. Turtlenecks or high-necked garments flatter longer necks and slender faces. Keep clothing consistent. Dress everyone in the same style. Don't mix casual and formal clothing in photos.
Wear light on white. Light pastel or white clothing looks best against a light-colored or white photography backgrounds. Wear dark on dark. Dark clothing looks best against darker backgrounds and creates a more formal mood. Add accents. Show your style in small accents. Save stronger colors and patterns for accessories like scarves and neckties. Add in your personality. Bring your own props for a personal touch. Consider items such as baby blanket, stuffed animal, or a special toy.
Your nails should be clean, or freshly painted. No chipped nail polish as this cannot be fixed on the photographers end and will be noticeable in your shoot.
TODDLERS AND KIDS.
I am a very casual person and I prefer to photograph children that way as well – meaning we will work together for some posed shots and let them do their thing while I capture every bit of it. Typically, my style of photography is glamour so a pretty solid color dresses, or layered outfits like jeans a ruffle shirt and crochet shawl are perfect options for girls. You are more than welcome to bring your 'Sunday best' outfits. Solid colors are best, no logos, wording or designs. Don't forget things like hats, boots, blankets, favorite cute jacket etc.
COLOR GROUPINGS SAMPLE IDEAS THAT GO GREAT TOGETHER.
Black, Grey, white.
Black, navy, maroon.
Pink, salmon, coral.
Grey, blue Grey, silver.
Light pink, Light blue, White.
Ivory, tan, and gold
Dark green, grey, maroon
Shades of colors, (so 3 different shades of blue)
All Pastel colors go together
What to bring:
Bring with you any outfits/props you may even think you may want to use. It could be the thing we need to really make the session stand out and be unique to you. Bring anything with you to distract a child if we are shooting children that are young. They get bored easy so their favorite toys or a snack/drink can really win them over and get them to comply for some of the trickier shots. Be prepared to just have fun, I am super easy going we will have a blast and you'll be laughing in no time at all!