I am so excited that you chose me to photograph your kiddos! I am humbled and thrilled to capture these precious memories for you. Please know that my approach is very unscripted, sometimes a bit of high energy, and usually a tad goofy. I am not a huge fan of too posed images. Yes, I will try to get a few good smiling at the camera shots, but I love to also capture emotion, laughter, details, snuggling, and playing.
The session will last about 30 minutes and you will receive a minimum of 35 edited digital images.
Within 1-2 days of your session, I will message/email you and ask if you want a sneak peek posted. Your images will be edited in order of the sessions I have photographed that week. I will have the final edits to you within 2 weeks via digital download.
Every session is a bit different, depending on each child and how they like being photographed. I get a feel for each child’s personality and then will work off of their behavior. Some will be more shy and reserved, and others will be a little more on the wild side. I want
to capture your child being....well.... them! Please don't expect a gazillion of perfectly posed images. I love to capture kids being kids.
Tips to make this the most awesome session ever: Just hang out, enjoy yourself, and let me have a
blast with your little one(s). I want the kiddos to have a
great time, because that’s when the best images are captured. Stay clear from saying,
“cheese”. I will probably make toot noises and say some off the wall things, so just roll with it.
Props: I am not a proppy person. I usually don't even bring a blanket/quilt unless requested by my client. So if you want me to bring something, please let me know. And, if you are bringing anything, please let me know as well.
As for what to wear, soft colors are perfect. I do not recommend fluorescent or bright colors, as they cast colors on the skin, that I do not edit out. Try not to be too matchy matchy, but instead, coordinate. Pastels, cream/white, chambray, khaki, all look amazing! I do like a splash of navy, too! I love H&M, especially for boys. For girls, anything with texture (lace especially) is perfect. A jacket with a dress, dainty headband are really cute for girls. For boys, rolled jeans/pants, bow ties, hats, vests really play up their cuteness. I also love suspender pants/shorts with a plain shirt, a vest with bow tie and skinny jeans-love!! Shoes are also important. Bold and bright colors can be distracting. Please stay away from words on clothes. Please stay away from mesh headbands with flowers bigger than your baby's head. Small, timeless, non distracting headbands are the way to go... And the main thing, make sure they are comfortable. These are all my styling opinions. Of course, you don't have to follow any of them, because these are your images and I want you to love them, so please dress them comfortably, but please also keep in mind that wardrobe can greatly affect the look of your images. Timeless and classic are, well, timeless and classic.
Please think of the look you would like for your session. Mowed grass with trees? Tall weeds? Manicured park with bridges? Forest-y look with a path? Urban? Click here to see some location ideas.
I look forward to your session!