Ultimately, I want you guys to look like yourselves.
Don’t feel like if you don’t follow these guidelines that your photos are not going to be good. By far, the most important thing is that you all feel and look like yourselves, how you normally dress, so you can be as comfortable as possible! It’s tempting to go shopping for new clothes before a shoot, but I don’t necessarily recommend it. Bring things you already love. You can wear an old t-shirt and jean shorts if that is you. Jeans people? Rock them. Want to dress up all fancy? Awesome. Wear what represents you guys now.
It’s okay to bring options. I always suggest having back up clothing. This is beyond important for families with children. Adults as well, you’ll be happier if you have a choice or two in the car that we can pick and pull from… even if we don’t touch them.
This might sound super strange, but consider your underwear. Make sure it doesn’t show ahead of time. And men, have a place to put your wallet and phone so it’s not in your back pocket. Ladies, bring a hair tie just in case.