The secret behind great photos is to wear what you love, pick clothing you feel comfortable and confident in. It is a great idea to even take your outfit for a spin before our session! Prepare as a family ahead of time and try to find colors, tones and patterns that are complimentary, rather than matching. Complimentary and contrasting colors are great ideas, especially neutral and earth tones. Try to avoid logos, neon colors and pinstripes.
Watch out for wrinkles! Take the time to iron and smooth out your clothing. Be sure to take out your phone and wallet from your pockets, and remove any hair ties or bands from your wrists. I'll be carrying a bag for us during your session to hold your items.
I treat all my clients with tremendous care, I want you to genuinely feel comfortable and confident in my hands. I will take the time to get to know you and discover what is important to you and your family for your photos. No need to worry about modeling and posing, I'll will give you an easy crash course on posing and throughout our session I will give you direction and fun prompts to get you acting natural. All you need to do is smile and let the day be about you and your family! Relax and have fun!
During our time together I will capture lots of photos of your family, in addition to some 1:1 groupings. I always like to pair children with each parent, siblings all together, individual portraits and of course - some of just Mom & Dad!
If the most important advice I can give you is to wear what you love, the next best advice I can share is to have a family day mindset. On the date of your family session, make a day out of it! Have some fun plans to follow our session, maybe it is a fun walk around town or grabbing some ice cream! Get a good night’s sleep the night before and have a family breakfast all together in the morning. The goal is to come into your session feeling rested, excited and focused on your family. This day and photos are about family and the love you have for each other, having this mindset will produce some of the most authentic and wonderful photos!