Q: What should we wear?
A: A lot of my clients ask this a week or two before their scheduled session. My first question to them is, are you planning on hanging your prints on your walls? If so, lean towards the colors that you have decorated your home.
- Lay your clothes out the night before, have the kids help, so they know what to wear and do.
- Before arriving at your session, you should be groomed to impress.
- If you are not hair and makeup Pro, feel free to send me a message, and I will link you to a couple of very talented hair and makeup artists.
- Avoid everyone in the same top or busy patterns, limit it to one or two people.
- Try to stay away from large logos and images on apparel, including hats.
- Buy clothing that fits (do not size up, especially with kids).
- Stay away from baseball caps, sweatpants, or any other apparel that is super casual.
You can also get some great inspiration from my Pinterest board:
Q: I’m worried my kids won’t behave.
A. Behavioral is a significant concern to all parents when it comes to getting sweet photos of their little ones. As a photographer, it’s my job to work the best I can with your little ones. Here are some tips.
- Talk about your session with your kids days in advance
- Get the kids pumped up the day before. (Tell them they are going to be great, you know it!)
- Make sure your kids go potty before your session.
- Bring non-messy snacks (goldfish, crackers, or pretzels).
- Tell them who your session is for, “Smile for Grandma!”.
- Bring a small toy or treat for after the session
- Take breaks
Relax! I will work my magic!
Q: What happens if I am late for my session?
A: Please try to be early! Map out your route before your session and give yourself an extra 15-20 minutes on top of that route time.
If you are late, we will try to get in as many photos in the remainder of your time allotted. If you are so behind that, and your time slot has run out, additional fees will apply.
Q: I’m self-conscious.
A: You are not alone. Professional photographers know what angle to position you to make you look and feel your best. However, it is always a good idea to let your photographer know what makes you self conscious.
Q: I don’t like the over-posed look for my session.
A: Lifestyle sessions are becoming more and more popular. A Lifestyle session does not look superimposed. It’s important to let your photographer know what “style” your most interests you.
Q: How much are sessions?
Please refer to my pricing guide.