Talk about it! In the days leading up to your session, talk with your children about how exciting it will be. Emphasize how much fun you’ll have together and what a special time it will be.
Dress comfortably. Your family should feel AWESOME and that means your clothing should be comfortable. Make sure items fit well and don't restrict a child's movements. Dress according to the weather. I know you dreamed of Jane wearing the sleeveless twirly number but the weather dropped 30 degrees and it is crazy windy so Jane might be more comfortable in jeans and a fun sweater. If you want some inspiration check out my Pinterest page What to Wear!
Nap time. I know I like to stick to a napping schedule also, but for the littlest ones in the family that take a morning and/or afternoon nap it’s a good idea to plan the nap time in favor of your session start time. and for Pete's sake don't skip nap time altogether. After all it is only one day and nobody likes a cranky toddler.
Full bellies. Make sure everyone has eaten at least 30 minutes before your session. Be sure to pack a non messy snack and plenty of water.
Have fun! If your your kids are acting wild and crazy that’s fine. Don’t worry about the end result. Have fun and giggle with your family. Your photographs will turn out awesome reflecting your family's energy and love for one another.