5. Limit patterns.
I like having patterns in the mix however not everyone in the photo should be in a pattern. Mixing solids with prints adds to a photo but too much can be distracting.
6. Look for clothing collections for the kids.
When shopping for your littles look for stores that have coordination outfits all ready. This will save time going from store to store and you know they will look great together. Old Navy, Gymboree, Gap and Oshkosh are some great stores.
7. Comfort Matters.
We have all seen those cute photos of kids styled in hats and boots and tutus and jackets and vest and well..you get the idea. But if those kids aren't comfortable, then chances are this will make for a miserable session for you and the whole family. Make sure you keep everyone's comfort level in mind. A puffy tutu may SOUND like a super cute idea, but not so much for cold September day.
8. Plan ahead.
Once you book your session start planning your wardrobe. You may think certain clothes will fit your kids only to find out they don't or are a little snug or that one shirt or pair of jeans aren't clean. Once I have our outfits picked I make everyone try them on and then put them up until our session.
9. Say no to characters and logos.
It's best to keep the characters out of pictures. Your little ones may LOVE her princess dress and his Paw Patrol shirt but just like too many patterns, characters on a shirt can be distracting in your photographs.
10. Consider your background.
Is you location the beach or river? Is it surrounded by beautiful green foliage? Or are you doing your session in a more urban setting? Sometimes you can choose what you are wearing to accent the location. Also, remember that your outfits are the background for your children. So for example if your child(ren) have dark hair maybe don't wear a dark top.