I am so excited that you booked a Motherhood Mini Session. These sessions are near and dear to my heart because all too often, we don't get in the pictures with our kids. Photography is so important to me because it tells a story. It freezes moments that we will only get back through memories and photographs.
Motherhood Mini Sessions are for moms with kids of any age, from babies to adults. Motherhood should be celebrated through all seasons, and I encourage you to make this a tradition to have these photos taken every year.
These sessions will be held in my studio located at 214 W. Main Street, Tavares, FL 32778. My studio is an upstairs location. It is in a green(ish) 2 story building, kind of across the street from the older, round courthouse. The bottom of the building I am in is the Republican office. My door is blue(ish) and a smidgen to the left. My logo is on the door. You can park on Main Street, or directly behind the building, off of Joanna. Please arrive a few minutes early. These minis are back to back, so you might have to wait a few moments until I finish up the session prior to yours. Please make yourself at home. My boys turn the studio upside down, so I am used to the toys being played with (and even the pictures being taken down), so please don't feel on edge if you have rambunctious kids. Please do not arrive late. If you are late, it will cut out of your session time.
My approach will be very relaxed and not too posed. I will try to get a couple images of everyone looking at the camera and smiling. I will concentrate more on the connection. After all, I want you to see life happening in these images, and capture the connection and love you have.
What to wear? One of the most important things that will impact the look of your photos immensely. I cannot stress this enough.
IMPORTANT!: IF YOU WANT YOUR PHOTOS TO LOOK LIKE THE FLYER/COLLAGE I POSTED, PLEASE FOLLOW MY ADVICE
What to wear can be so stressful, but yet so easy. What you wear has a huge impact on the look of your images. Soft and neutral colors really enhance the timelessness of images and keep them very classic. I recommend neutral colors (white, cream, tan, khaki). Pastels and light gray are also okay. I would stay away from white t-shirts, but button ups and shirts with texture are great. If you are stuck on what to wear, I would be glad to help. Email me for more advice ([email protected]). I love client wardrobe so much, I have decided to carry clothing in my studio for you to borrow during your session. This helps take off some of the pressure of finding the perfect outfit that will photograph great. I have ordered more dresses to keep my wardrobe a bit different every year. If you're wanting to use my dresses, please let me know. If you're shopping to purchase your own, I recommend these sites:
Target, WalMart, Old Navy, and H&M often have nice dresses as well. Many of the more expensive dresses I mentioned, you can get from a rental company. If you purchase one, they are usually easy to re-sell. Poshmark is another good spot to find boutique quality dresses at a discounted price.
Please keep some things in mind. If you're not a fan of your arms in photos, do not wear a sleeveless dress. If you love your legs, wear a shorter dress, or a dress with a slit. You need to be 100% comfortable and feel beautiful in what you wear. That is a game changer in the confidence that radiates in the photos. You don't want to have to worry about a wardrobe malfunction in the rush of a mini session, so also keep that in mind when selecting wardrobe.
For children I suggest Gap, Old Navy, Zara, and H&M.
***For wardrobe inspiration, I made a Pinterest board of stuff I love! Click here to get ideas.
Please know that I am quite outgoing during sessions, and will more than likely say weird things and possibly pretend I toot. I will embarrass myself greatly, just to get some genuine reactions. Just roll with it, please.
If I failed to cover something that you have questions about it, please email me.
Thank you for investing in me to capture this special time for you. I appreciate you.