What to wear
The question I get asked more than any other is 'what should we wear?'
In a nutshell, if you want your photos to look classy and timeless, go for complementary colours and textures. A good general rule of thumb is to wear plain tones that look good next to each other, so there are no big clashes of colour, logos or prints. This is only a guide - it's up to you of course - if you're a family that is all about big and colourful then that is what will tell your story!
We're not aiming for perfection, we're aiming to capture you as you are - uniquely you. That said, for many people, characters and logos on clothing can really date your photographs, so keeping an eye on matching neutrals - white, tan and a deeper hint of colour can work really well. Textures can also look fab - woollies, especially in the colder months, look cosy and warm. The main thing is that you're all comfortable (cold children can be grumpy models!) and will love the results when you look back on your photos in years to come.
As a side note, its worth thinking about the location we've chosen when it comes to wardrobe - if we're in the park or trekking across muddy fields then it'll be wellies all the way. If you're after a summer vibe and we're shooting in fields then you may want to wear a maxi dress and put the children in light coloured clothes. At the end of the day it's a balance between practical, comfortable, and looking how you want to look in your finished photographs.
Accessories: If the children have a favourite toy or blanket you want to incorporate then please feel free to bring it along. This often also helps them relax and feel comfortable.