Plan your portrait needs.
Knowing just how many poses and prints you want helps you make the most of your session and avoids setups that you don’t want.
Plan your wardrobe.
Decide on a look for your group. A casual look is timeless and is great for families with young children. Coordinate colors so that no one person stands out. Avoid bright colors. Don’t stress about hair being perfect; imperfection adds authenticity.
Plan your time.
If you have small children, try to time your session after a meal or nap. Being ready to begin your session as soon as possible minimizes the chance of meltdown.