Cold kids are not smiley kids. Make sure you layer up in case the night turns cold, or a cool wind comes in off the coast. If the kids aren't dressed appropriately, then we may have to cut your session short - which is such a shame because most of my favourite images happen at the end of your session! If we are at the beach, expect your kids to get wet. Bring spare clothes, a towel, and something warm to wrap them in.
Avoid logos and slogans on clothing.
Prints are great, but bold patterns tend to date.
If little girls are wearing dresses, add a nappy cover to avoid it being flashed.
If you are still struggling with what to wear, I have a small client wardrobe available for you to borrow from. A selection of easy-to-wear dresses from size 8-18, and a few kids' pieces, which are easy to coordinate with the rest of your family. Ask me for details.
• Aim to compliment, but don't match.
• Choose your key colour, and use Pinterest to search for a palette that works with it.
• Pick up your key colour across the family wardrobe so you each stand out.
• If you are wearing a light top and dark pants, reverse that for your little one.
• If you're wearing a print, reflect the secondary colours in the kids' outfits.
• Break up the colour with coordinating neutrals.
• Stand out from your background - generally, I recommend a lighter colour on top. If you're in the park, don't wear a khaki shirt.