Tip #1: Keep it Simple. If you feel uncomfortable, you'll look uncomfortable.
Avoid wearing too many different things or colors, as it can be a lot for the eyes, once you get the final photos. Also, this makes planning outfits a bit easier for the family and leaves you feeling more comfortable on the day of, if you don't have to worry about too many different outfits or pieces of clothing.
Let's put it this way - If you're wearing an uncomfortable dress or something you've never worn before and you feel uncomfortable, you're probably going to look uncomfortable.
Tip #2: Coordinate with other Family Members, Don't Clash or Match Too Much
Feel free to also check out clothing collections, so the colors are not necessarily all the same color, but they mesh well with each other. For example, pastel yellow and a royal blue can go well together.
Also, try avoid having everyone wear the same exact color or thing as it can look too "matchy-matchy"!
Tip #3: Limit the Number of Patterns you Wear
If one family member is planning on getting dibs on that patterned shirt, you should probably have others avoid patterns too.
Everyone wearing that cute pattern or stripes will make you dizzy when you're looking at the photos.
Tip #4: Make your Photos more Interesting with Textures and Accessories!
Make your outfit a bit more interesting with added layers and textures that you can add or take away during the session like a favorite scarf or necklace.
Tip #5: Plan and Don't Book Last Minute!
Being spontaneous sounds like a great idea and just to book a family portrait for tomorrow. However, when you have multiple people involved, we recommend planning ahead.
Planning ahead gives you time to think about your outfit AND make sure that the outfits are ironed, dry-cleaned or just washed and good to go! Booking it tomorrow and you realize your favorite shirt is in the hamper can be avoided with just a bit of time! :)