I am excited to work with you!! We are going to have a ton of fun through this entire process. I LOVE working with modern mothers and kiddos to create images that reflect their personality and focus on what is most important. I am here to answer any questions, get clarification, help with wardrobe BUT I also created this client lounge which is also packed with helpful information and frequently asked questions. So let's dive in on all the tips to having a successful shoot!
Tips for Preparing for your Session
Plan in ADVANCE!!! You do not want to be buying clothes the day before the session or trying to get your hair done. Get these done a week or two BEFORE your shoot.
Things you will want to have done:
Get your hair (cut and/or color) and nails (if they will be painted) done. Same goes for little girls, we do not want mismatched or chipped nails in your photos, you may want to paint hers the day of or before the session so they still look nice
Choose your wardrobe items, your accessories, shoes and have anything ironed or pressed and ready for your shoot. Shoes are often forgotten about, you definitely want to have a nice pair of shoes that match the outfits.
Schedule Hair and Makeup for day of your shoot (Professional hair and makeup will make you feel more confident AND they know exactly what we need for it to look great on camera for your full shoot)
Get ready to have a great session with lots of fun for the little ones!
1. Will you help with posing?
Yes, I will talk you through posing and expressions throughout your session. With newborns, I only do natural poses, no babies in froggy pose here. Children I will pose for their age.
2. Will I get the images in high resolution?
Yes, if your package choice comes with digital images your images will be in high resolution.
3. How long does it take to get my photos?
You will receive your gallery with in 2 weeks of your session. If you allow for photos to be shared on SM you will see a sneak peek posted with in 48 hours of your session.
4. Do you provide props?
I offer natural images that are very limited on props. I usually have a few natural wood items for them to play with and some greenery but that is all.
5. Will you help with wardrobe?
Sure will!! I will give advice and ideas for your wardrobe based on location and style. I also have a few items available in my client closet that can be worn.
As you probably noticed most of my clients where simple and neutral clothing. This allows for the main focus to be on what I am photographing ie maternity bump, newborn, and children.
Here are a few things to think about when choosing what to wear:
1. Coordinate - You will want anyone in the photos to be wearing clothing that coordinates with each other and the location. I also suggest wearing clothing that match your personality, example if you are into dresses wearing jeans and a tee may not be your style.
2. Colors- If you choose to incorporate colors into your wardrobe, I would limit it to 3-4 colors coordinating colors, if you add to many it will become a distraction.
3. Patterns- Limit the number of patterns everyone is wearing. I typically suggest only having one and then coordinating colors around that main pattern.
4. Textures- are a good way to add interest without being distracting but again choosing textures that will work with your location. Urban session jean and leather are a perfect texture to include.
5. Accessories- Including Accessories is a great way to add some personality to any session, I would just make sure they are not distracting from what is important and not clashing with other patterns or textures in your wardrobe.