CLOTHING ADVICE FOR YOUR SESSION
It is important to consider the overall look of your final images and the fact that you don’t want them to date so for this reason I give a bit of clothing advice.
These are not formal images so generally I recommend casual plain clothes – jeans/shirts/T-shirts work quite well.
That said – if you would like to be a little smarter then please do but we are likely to be out and about and will possibly get a bit messy or muddy during the session. It is best to wear something you are comfortable in as you are likely to sitting on the ground and playing with the children.
Try to have colours that will tone well for everyone. My main advice is that you should coordinate but not all match – often beige, brown, grey, navy or light blue tops work well. Sometimes people all look lovely separately but things clash in group shots. Light pastels are also good – just try to have a matching colour palette across all of you.
I advise people to avoid spots, stripes, patterns, checks, big logos etc.. as these jump out of pictures. Tops with cartoons, kids characters and certain slogans will also date the images. Bright bold colours such as red and orange can be too overpowering unless there is a reason to wear them. White is acceptable but should be used sparingly – ie: not everyone should wear white tops they can produce a lot of glare especially in the sun. With young babies and toddlers it is best to avoid dungarees and pinafores as they often ride up and cover faces. Patterns can work in isolation – ie: if everyone is plain and a little girl has a dress with some flowers this can look pretty.
You are also very welcome to have a change of clothes with you if you would like.
You will have to forgive me my clothing on a shoot ! I’m afraid I will not very smart as I spend much of my time running around after fast-moving toddlers or lying about in the mud and the leaves ….