Do - Have everyone looking their best i.e. Men…. Shave etc. Bring a hair brush for the kids
Do - Wear solid colour where possible, patterned cloths can be distracting and take attention away from the faces in the picture.
Do - Enjoy yourselves, don't worry if the kids run around, mess about and play. Let them. If they are having fun then the shots of them will be infinately better.
Don't - Rush. Be ready and leave with plenty of time to spare. I'm a parent myself so i know how stressful it can be getting kids out of the door, so give yourself plenty of time. There's no point turning up for a shoot all stressed, red faced and sweaty because I won't be able to get the best from you.
Don't - Worry if you are going to be a little late. Just call me to let me know. I'll be sitting and waiting for you which isn't a problem. Sitting is one of my favourite pass times. I do a 2 hour shoot so we've got time for all eventualities