It goes without saying that most of us prefer to look good when having our pictures taken. Here are a few tips for a good time in front of the camera:
Plan the Wardrobe
Choose the clothing you’re going to wear a few days in advance, making sure everything is both clean and ironed. Don’t forget to choose clean footwear, as well. Keep it simple – it is best when clothing colours are narrowed down to 3 or 4 choices – this allows for differences between the subjects but avoids everyone matching too much. Try to keep to solid colours or very little pattern if possible – this keeps the focus on the subjects. Limit the amount of visible brands and logos as well.
The less “stuff” on their outfits gives them less to play with. Avoid clothing with ribbons, bows, googly-eyes, etc. Comfortable clothes make for less-cranky children…albeit for a short amount of time. Colour is great. The bolder, the better.
Ditch the tuxedo but don’t wear flip-flops, unless this is the look you’re going for. Somewhere in the middle and you’ll do well.