I like the close up ones with the mom/kid. I would like to have one taken with each of my children.
Choosing solids over patterns is good when there are larger groups or older kids with age gaps. This helps the smaller children stand out in the group shots of everyone. These can be primary colors, complimentary colors, pastels, or neutrals!
Manor Street Primary School in England in the 19th Century - larger cities could segregate children by age, whereas more rural areas and smaller towns used the one-room schoolhouse approach
families extended by bringing aging relatives into their houshold.
"When Dog Meets Baby" infographic - tips and tricks for new parents!