Family & Children Session Guide

Your session is just around the corner! Here is everything you’ll need to know to make sure it is a smashing success. 

Tips and Tricks

Try to keep your children awake, fed and active for at least 20 minutes before the session. Arrive on time and plan ahead for traffic and parking.

Sessions will include photos of the family, siblings (fur siblings too!), each parent with the children, and portraits of the children on their own.

When shooting at home we would use the brightest spots. Locate windows with great light. The living room, master bedroom, nursery and patio make for great spots too. Make sure these areas are organized and styled to your liking.

For outdoor locations please bring comfy shoes, your kids’ favorite snacks, a blanket and a small reward.

The key for selecting the right prop is simple, minimal objects in neutral hues, books with vintage or whimsical illustrations, handmade toys, cosy blankets, wooden toys.

What to wear

We want the children to be the stars of the show so I recommend wearing neutral or light colored clothing with no large logos or patterns.

A nice coat is a must. Specially if shooting outdoors. When is chilly outside and we are shooting a nice elegant coat is our best friend (and will look great on camera).
For moms, something that you will be comfortable in. Textures like lace and knit photograph great. Solid colors are always elegant and flattering. A flowy dress, jeans and a t-shirt, whatever you feel most comfortable in, go for it!

For dads, I recommend a solid colored t-shirt or henley. Often times jeans and pants will wear out in an obvious pattern around phones and wallets so it is a good idea to buy a new pair of pants for the occasion. 

The ultimate key for a successful session is being comfortable. Clothes should fit properly. Have a quick wardrobe check before the session.

Choose a color palette and work around it, looking coherent a as group translates into great photos.

If you are unsure of what to wear, email me a few photos of your outfits and I am happy to help narrow choices.

Click here for some style inspo

During the session, remember to relax and have fun! These are very low stress, laid-back photos, and I will guide you through simple poses and prompts the entire time. If your child gets fussy (99% of children do!) there will also be time for feeding and soothing. 

Great photos are the result of honest moments. You are encouraged to play and interact with your loved ones, a kiss, a hug, hold hands, tickle, be present and engaged.

After the session

Within 6-14 days, you will receive your full digital gallery. Be sure to download these photos and have a backup if possible.

 See you soon!

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