My motto in clothing is this: simple goes a long way! I like to keep the focus on the subject. Simple clothing choices are best for creating timeless portraits.
I suggest loose fitting solid colors, avoiding busy patterns or logos/words. Jeans, overalls, sun/slip dresses and khakis are classics and photograph well. I especially like boys in jeans and plain tees, and girls in simple sun dresses (weather permitting of course.)
If you are being photographed together clothes that are similar in style give a more coordinated look. Bare feet are especially fun, and kids love it too. If shoes are preferred, please make sure they are in good shape and not scuffed. Consider dressing in the color white sparingly, for this color often reflects light strongly.
Bare skin is my favorite on newborns and babies. You may have other clothes to put on baby, but keep in mind baby may get grouchy when there are too many clothing changes. Diaper covers are a great idea too!
I suggest bringing a few outfits that you are considering and allowing me to help you make the final choice on what would best suit the look and feel you are going for in your portraits. Please let me know ahead of time if you'd like to try for a trendier look, or a more classic look, or even both! This will help me as I prepare and plan for your session.
Family photographs are special. A legacy of who your family was for future generations to enjoy. Clothing choices are just as important for family sessions as other sessions. I highly suggest clothing for each family member that has the same tone, not necessarily the same color. Please be wary of stripes, plaid, words and logos on your family's clothing. These things can be a distraction from your beautiful family. Bare feet are great for family sessions too!
As your photographer, I want you to see who you are and not just what outfit you were wearing. Clothing should compliment your look, not complicate it.
Please contact me for further questions on styling for your session.