Your session is your vision so I am happy to shoot you in whatever outfits you turn up in however if you are unsure of what to wear and would like some guidance, I have put together some suggestions for you;
Firstly, wear what your comfortable in. If you aren’t comfortable in what you’ve chosen for pictures, it will show!
Secondly, blue jeans and white t shirts on every person is a little dated and whilst wearing matching colours can work it normally works with the neutral tones like beiges browns and creams/whites.
Choosing colours that compliment each other works really well. Usually choosing two to three main colours of wardrobe, and maybe one accent pop of colour is what I recommend. Having said all of that if you have a group of children all wearing white or cream this can look very classic and beautiful also.
Something else to consider is not to have cream and white in your outfits as these two colours clash together in the final images. Try sticking to one or the other for everyone’s lighter tone.
Mothers and children wearing matching prints/fabrics or colours can also look lovely. Neutral soft tones are big at the moment, this includes creams, whites, beige, browns and maroons, mustard etc.
Winter is a great time layers and textures. Layering adds depth so things like vests, scarves, cardigans, tights and boots or flats as well as statement necklaces always look great.
Textures also add depth and detail, especially if your colour tones are pastel or neutral, eg knits, crochet, lace, ruffles, faux leather & fur, etc.
Patterns like floral, stripes, polkadots, gingham, etc can add lots of interest but I recommend avoiding character apparel (childrens cartoon characters) and big logos as these can date your images down the track.
For children, I recommend wearing clothes that are fitted now and not something that has room to grow.
When it comes to shoes, these can make or break the overall look of an image. Character shoes or shoes with lots of graphics will date the look of a portrait if you want something timeless. Things like boots, even cute gumboots, sandals, plain skate shoes, ballet flats or even bare feet are recommended.
If you are going for a modern, urban look then funky converse shoes have always looked cute on boys and girls!
Sometimes simple 1 colour pieces can make a big statement and give you timeless images e.g a plain white/cream & vintage heirloom items.
In saying this if your children have favourite pieces of clothing, shoes or accessories then bring them along, if your child is happy and relaxed then that will show through and if they have special things that they love like soft toys or blankies then its it lovely to capture these things when they are little.