What to Wear?
For Family Sessions:
You need not all match. In fact, it looks best when you dress in the same general color "family" (see image). No-one should stand out more than anyone else because of clothing, so no neon colors, no big logos, and no-one in a bright color if everyone else is in muted tones.
-For Newborn or Maternity Sessions:
Mom should decide what she feels most comfortable in, and the rest of the family should plan to work around those colors/style. For Maternity, a long flowing dress photographs very beautifully, but if that's not your style, wear what you feel most comfortable in. See above for general guidelines on what works best for photos. Muted colors or neutrals are best for newborn shoots. The baby will mostly be wrapped in a blanket or swaddle, so choose something plain or neutral (or I have some too). If you have any family heirlooms you'd like to be a part of the session, please have them ready (and clean)!
For Headshot Sessions:
Wear what you would wear for a job interview in your field. Be careful not to wear any distracting jewelry (overly large or with religious significance).
Be prepared with something to switch up your look, such as a jacket, scarf, tie, etc. This way we can get a variety of looks for you.
2. How to get my kids to participate & be in a good mood?
Please plan on feeding your children (of any age!) and yourselves prior to our time together. This will give us the best chance at having a great time, and just allowing the kids to be kids. But please do not bring food or drinks to the shoot- keep them in the car (along with purses, phones, bags, etc.) This will make it easier to be mobile and not get food in the photos!
I tend to follow the childrens' lead, so if they are being silly and running off, please don't worry- we will get great shots of them, and they will be happy- naturally happy, not posed! People are always surprised after a shoot by how many great images I can capture when it often seems at the time that the kids are "misbehaving". I have seen it all, and I am not flustered by much.
If our session is in the early evening, please plan a mellow day that day-- don't spend the day hiking a mountain and expect the kids to be in a great mood and full of energy by the end of the day. If they are young, have them nap if possible before the shoot.
If you have questions or want to send me photos of the outfit/s you plan on wearing, please do so!
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