Wardrobe is another aspect of photography that is very important. Here are some online resources to help you with your wardrobe selections when taking or getting family portraits done...
For traditional ideas of what to wear...http://maternitybykoren.com/blog/?tag=what-to-wear-to-a-photo-shoot
For a more Urban look...http://jamiesampson.typepad.com/just_me_jamie_sampson_pho/what-to-wear.html
Today's styles are bright colors and funky layers. I love this look and think it is so fun! It is another thing that I wonder about though. While it is popular now...will we look back and wonder "What were we thinking?" I tend to dress my own kids in classic styles. I guess I am a little boring. I think the most important thing is that you are dressed nice, well groomed and the outfit matches your surroundings. Yes, wardrobe is definitely something I think mothers spend the most time thinking about! Photographers too! I think every photographer secretly hopes to have that perfectly dressed family while arriving to their session. It makes their job easier and so much more enjoyable if they don't have to worry about their subject's appearance.