Photo sessions are super fun. Whether its for your newborn, or your children or to update your family photo it is an event to look forward to. Don't stress out too much on what to wear.
For family photos:
Its all about feeling comfortable. You don't need to match 100%. For black and white photos that may be a good look, but for other photos it looks a little too staged.
Generally it is best to use solid colors. Avoid thick lines and any lettering. During the Summer and Spring lighter colors work really well. During the fall mid tone colors work better as they really stand out from the foliage.
hint - jeans work year round!
For portraits you can really express yourself. Same rules apply as above. Stay away from stripes and large logos and text. But, you can be creative. Bring at least two outfits to mix it up a little.
Portraits are meant to be fun and relaxed. Wear what you love most.
Bare feet are better than sandals and most sneakers
Bright white shirts or tops only work in some settings, bring options
Black shirts or tops work only sometimes so make sure to bring other options as well
Avoid very fluffy dresses
Avoid big coats or jackets in the fall/winter, but bring along so you don't get cold between photos