The first and primary rule is to be yourself.
Having said that, if you'd like more traditional tips, here are a few additional suggestions:
*Simple and comfortable clothing works well. You might consider avoiding large logos or words. If more than one person will be photographed, consider clothing that works well together.
*Multiple outfits are welcomed, if time allows. When planning for multiple outfits, consider one very simple outfit (plain white dress or white shirt with solid pants) and a few bold, colorful ones as well.
*Shoes and socks are optional
*Funky accessories are great! Scarves, hats, belts, etc.
*Make sure your child is not coming to the session with an empty belly. Offering a small snack a short time before your scheduled session can oftentimes deter crankiness.
*If you have a girl with long hair, please bring a styling product in case we need it (i.e. hairspray, gel, mousse). Sometimes, I do not notice fly-away hair until I see the image on the computer and it is a TON of work to remove dozens of stray hairs from the face. Occasionaly, this ruins an otherwise great photo.
*You are welcome to bring any toys, accessories, pets (if they are friendly, of course) of your choosing. A few suggestions: bubbles, balls, jump rope or hoola hoop, toy cars or trucks, a favorite book...whatever makes your little one smile!