Usually one the first questions I am asked by families is "what should we wear", and it is a very important question. What your family wears for your session can make or break your final portraits and with some careful planning you can create a look that is both timeless and beautiful and fits to the style of your family and home.

Try choosing a colour that you like, for example grey and dressing everyone in shades of every except for one person who you dress in a splash of colour, for example yellow. You could also add a yellow accessory to one of the grey outfits.

Textured clothing such as lace looks wonderful on Mama's as do detailed necklines, pretty sleeves.

If all else fails, keep it simple, no big, busy designs or logos and stick to just a few key colours.

My personal preference and style is white, cream, grey and light pastels. 

Have a think about your hair and makeup. There's no need to go overboard here, but a little special touch here and there can go a long way in creating stunning portraits. 

For smaller children and babies I still feel that their fresh, rosy skin is best of all and advice a simple white body or neutral coloured romper. Boys can go topless or with little suspenders.

Pinterest is a great source of inspiration so feel free to take a look at my "what to wear" boards