Do you have a plan for what everyone is going to wear? Hopefully I can help, let’s start with you …

Most importantly, I want you to feel wonderful. This is essential to my process. So that’s step one. Find something you feel fabulous in. You also need to be comfortable and able to move around easily, I want you free and ready to play without needing to adjust what you are wearing.

Once your outfit is chosen then let’s worry about everyone else. Choose complimentary colours for your other family members that flow with your clothing choice. Just to be super clear, you do NOT want everyone in white t-shirts and blue jeans. We are leaving this style of family portrait far behind us in the early 90’s and will never be revisiting it again.

Aim for simple clothing, avoid anything with writing or logos. These can be really distracting but can also date your images really quickly as fashions change. When possible instead of black go for charcoal or dark blue, and instead of white try for cream or beige. This helps soften the contrast in your images which can sometimes be really distracting. Look for textures, it photographs so well. Thick knits and anything linen will personally keep me happy forever. Yes, to outfit changes, whatever you want. This is your session and your story, so I want to see your style.

There are plenty more examples all throughout my website and I have created a Pinterest board with more samples too. Here are a few blogs that might help, this is one of my favourite winter beach sessions ever. Here here is a snuggly in-home session telling a beautiful story.

As always I am here to help. Many of my clients take photographs of what they are planning and sms them through to me, feel free to do this.