I get asked this question EVERY time I schedule a session and I also think it’s a very important thing to consider. Strangely enough, the less blood sweat and tears that go into finding the perfect outfits, the better you’ll enjoy your experience. And, I will tell you from experience, all that planning is useless.
I say, let the kids dress themselves, then find the adults outfits that compliment them in terms of color. Designs and patterns aren’t anything to be afraid of! In fact, I encourage a little flair! Fun hats, tutus, scarves, plaid shoes… GREAT! I personally, love to to photograph the details anyhow, and the more flair you wear, the more creative I get to be.
In case you DO like to have examples or visual representations, I’ve found some outfit combinations that seem to really POP! So have fun, I promise you’ll look great, even if you aren’t all wearing jeans and white t-shirts. 🙂