Before anything else, I want to spend some time getting to know you and or your family, partner, or friends. I always recommend a care free consultation session so we know each other prior to the shoot. The consultation allows us also to collaborate on what type of images you may be looking for.
Establishing a personal connection and gaining your trust and the trust of your family sets the stage for a fun and successful session.
If the session is in your home, I will explore the lighting and location possibilities. Don't
be surprised if I suggest things like moving furniture around or piling the whole family
on a bed. Sometimes great images happen in strange locations.
During the session I will guide you into locations and groupings I think will make a great capture. I will make some suggestions if needed, I will goof off with your children, I will encourage you to interact. Most importantly, I
will be ready for something special to happen. Most importantly plan to have FUN!!
I can't emphasize this enough: don't over-prepare your kids. If anything, you might
simply tell them they are going to have pictures taken while they are having fun -- and we
will have fun! During the session, please relax, pull back and let me take over. I am used
to dealing with shy children, spirited children and everything in between. I will adjust
my approach to match each child's mood and give them any needed direction and
jncouragement. And if I do need your help, I won't hesitate to ask.
Many parents worry that their children will not behave appropriately during the photo
session. This worry is almost always unfounded. A child who is being herself is
behaving appropriately. Silliness, sassiness and even shyness are all perfectly normal and
can make for engaging photographs.
What to wear:
Be dressed how you feel natural. What would you wear to meet an old
friend or a casual lunch or dinner? Wear clothing that reflects you! Clothing that that is
comfortable, and that above all makes you feel good. For children, consider jeans,
cargos, colorful t-shirts, funky tops or playful dresses. Casual shoes or even bare feet are
If you want a classical look let’s talk before hand as we can come up with some very creative, fun ideas that can mix casual and classic looks.
Feel free to bring several clothing options to your session. If we are meeting in your
home, I am happy to help you decide what to wear.
Your proof images will be available to view about 2 weeks after your session.
Once image proofs are complete I will meet with you in our office to go over your images and help you decide which products meet your needs. My clients find this in- person service invaluable to selecting the right prints, wall art or albums to fit their lifestyle and complete their boutique photography experience.
I also encourage clients to provide a digital picture of any wall space where they may want to hang images. This gives me the ability to show you the right images and sizes for your space.