Before the session:
I am happy to help you get ready for your day in whatever way you need. Feel free to text or email me your outfits, or ask as many questions as you want! I want you to be as prepared as possible. I love textures, pastels, neutrals, and jewel tones! I suggest avoiding greens since we will be surrounded by greenery!
Here is a link to my Pinterest board with style ideas!
When you have your outfits ready, please shoot me a picture so that I can choose the best quilt or blanket to bring along with me.
During the session:
Guys this is the magic! When I arrive, please know that you do not need to do anything, except love on your little (or big!) family! The only rule I have is that you have fun. Come ready to be silly, dance, explore, and love each other!
We will begin our session with what I call “Christmas card photos.” These are the classic photos for grandma with everyone looking at the camera. After that, you can completely ignore the camera like I’m not even there. I will give you guys some prompts, or places to be, but in general, I just want you to be you!
Kids will be kids! They love to explore and they need frequent breaks. We will let the kiddos do just that! Some of my favorite photographs are the candid shots in between our little moments. While I am switching lenses, or moving us around, let the kiddos play and be kids, please! We’ll call it recess! 😉 If your kids are young, it helps if you talk to the kids about me before the session. Make it sound like I am your new best friend and we are just going out to play! Remember, that I am not after perfection or everyone smiling at the camera. As a parent, it’s easy to stress about the kids in a session, but don’t worry! It’s my job to catch the moments quickly and we’ll make it happen! You just relax!
Bribery, if that’s your thing. (Personally… I offer my toddler suckers.)
More water! (Guys its hot!)
Your quilt if you have one!
Above all, be ready for fun! I try to make this as enjoyable for everyone as I possibly can! Even, Dad!
After the session:
My turn around time is a max of 2 weeks. It is always my goal to have your gallery to your sooner, but again, I am a mama of 2 littles and sometimes they need me first. Once your gallery is complete, I send you the digitals files via online gallery. These files will be available for you to download. Then, you will choose your print files and sizes based on the package you chose. If you are interested in more prints, canvas, holiday cards, framing, etc., I am more than happy to go through those with you! You will receive an order form with your gallery that shows your upgrade options, should you choose to do so. It is always my goal to provide my clients with the best quality for their photographs!
My printing lab is quick! You will have your prints in about 2 days after ordering. It’s the photography version of Amazon Prime! 😉 I can’t wait to see where you put them, and I’d love to see pictures!
I’m super excited for your session. If you need anything, please give me a call or send me an email. I’m always available to help my clients!