Of course, if you are trying to get out the door and your child is only happy if they get to wear their ballet tutu (for example) then so be it – A happy child in something they want to wear is better than a child in tears in the “perfect outfit”.
If they need to “choose themselves” – start hiding the things “in the wash” that are not suitable and leave out 2-3 options for them to choose from (I am thinking of the 2-year-olds here).
A FEW MORE TIPS
Please do not bring along family or friends that are not part of the portrait session.
Only bring dogs if we have talked about it first and if the location allows for it.
It’s really important that this is the “event” of the day for small children – and that we plan it for a time that works for them and their naps for example.
The best time of day for lighting is Summer is late afternoon and early evening so this might mean a change to your usual daily schedule.
See more of my portfolio here for ideas.