What to Expect

Your photo session will be relaxed, fun and enjoyable for the whole family. I

love to capture how families and couples naturally interact and enjoy each

other.** Important* This session is not about your connection with me but creating and showing the connection and love between your family.

During an average session, we spend an hour or two taking photos, and

allow breaks for kids to have snacks, rest or whatever it takes.

Photo sessions are never rushed.

The best advice I can give you is to make sure you’re well rested on the day of

your photo session (that goes for kiddos too!), eat something and stay well

hydrated. Believe it or not, bad moods can show up in pictures! The better you

feel, the better you’ll look.

When you arrive for the photo session, don’t be afraid to dance, skip, twirl and

laugh!  I want you to enjoy the experience.

Sessions and what to wear..

Maternity Sessions

I love to photograph expecting mothers. I think that it is an amazingly beautiful

time that is meant to be cherished. We can take the photos in your home,

where I can create the illusion of a studio, or we can go outdoors. About a

month before your due date is the best time for a maternity session. That way,

your belly is nice and full, without you being uncomfortable.

When choosing an outfit for your maternity photos, look for clothes that will

accentuate your belly. While you might find baby doll dresses or loose clothing

to be more comfortable and flattering, when you look back, you will appreciate

your curvy belly in all of its glory!

Children and Babies

Kids look great in bright colors, stripes and polka dots. Cute hats, shoes, and

small props from their rooms are great. A little color is always welcome. If you

don’t enjoy very colorful clothing, a flower or cute hat can be just that splash of

color that makes a photo really pop. I would avoid large logos and writing on

clothing. If you’re not sure what to wear, you can always start with simple jeans

and a shirt, and we can add from there.

For babies, the best time for photos is when they first start sitting by

themselves. At this point, babies usual smile more and react to their

environment. That is usually the time when babies start to get those chubby

little cheeks, and who doesn’t love that?

Clothing: Where to start:

Decide on a theme: Do you want to have dressy or traditional photos? Or do

you want to capture your casual, playful, vintage or edgy style? Don’t forget,

you can always bring a change of clothes.

It’s always best to think color. Saturated colors (green, blue, red, purple,

orange, yellow) really pop in your photos. I don’t recommend too much white

— it just doesn’t do much for most people. When trying to put together outfits

for larger groups, try to coordinate, not match. Avoid pastels, they are like

white. Feel free to mix and match stripes and small patterns. Pick 3-4 colors

and mix them all in. Layers are always a good idea (unless it’s 100 degrees) and

provide a lot of interest and makes it easy to remove an article of clothing and

have a totally different look. Hats, scarves, jackets, boots, etc. All accessories

are welcome.

For more ideas about how to coordinate wardrobes, check out this blog

post: http://nomoremomjeans.blogspot.com/2010/03/what-to-wearfor-

family-pictures.html.

 
 

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