Timing is everything. From the golden hour (Sunrise and Sunset) to avoiding nap-time for children. Be sure to thoroughly think through the scheduling of your photoshoot. Outdoor shoots will be dependent upon the appropriate lighting. Your photographer will be able to assist in scheduling during the prime shooting time which varies by season and location.
Be flexible and prepared for new ideas. Don’t expect to fully replicate another pose or style. Different body types, look completely different with the same pose. Your photographer may need to make modifications to your pose to make it work better for you.
When possible avoid busy patterns, especially small checkered patterns.
Long sleeves typically look best on men and clothing that is more form fitting often looks better on women.
If cold, bring an extra jacket. It may seem like a good idea to gut it out but it will likely be noticeable in the pictures that you are in fact, frozen. If hot, bring a small towel to wipe your brow.
Bring an extra outfit. Just in case, there is an unforeseen circumstance be prepared.
Don’t be afraid to smile! If you want to maximize quality pictures, stay focused, stay positive and keep on smiling! 🙂