If this is your first professional photo session, you might have a lot of questions about what to expect on the day of the session. The session will be tailored to you, to make your experience fun and stress-free. We will discuss details such as your family's schedule, and your children temperaments and personalities, answering all of your questions so you'll go into the experience relaxed and prepared. The goal isn't just to produce great photos- it's also to offer you an experience that you'll treasure.
Outdoor photo session can be very rewarding, but they also depend on good weather. Excessive heat or cold can be hazardous to subject and photographer alike, and rain can drive everyone indoors. If bad weather threatens to mar a scheduled photo session, we will keep in contact with you as the day of session approaches so we can decide whether to reschedule to another convenient time or move indoor to the studio.
When choosing clothing for a portrait session, we suggest that every family member wear the same tone, not necessarily color. Please be wary of stripes, busy patterns, plaid, words and logos on your clothing. These things can be a distraction from your beautiful family. We like to keep the focus on our subjects. Simple clothing choices, such as loose fitting solid colors, are best for creating timeless family portraits.
Jeans, Kahkis, overalls, sun dresses; are classics for children and photograph very well. I especially recommend boys in jeans and plain tees, and girls in simple sundresses; weather permitting of coarse. Please dress in the color white sparingly, for this color often reflects light strongly. I suggest bringing (or text a picture of) a few outfits and allowing me to help you make the final decision on what would best suit the look and feel you are trying to achieve.
Hats and accessories such as scarves and funky belts can be very effective. If Children are being photographed together, choose clothes that are similar in style to give a more coordinated look. I love bare feet and kids love it too. If you prefer shoes please make sure they are in good shape, and not scuffed.