FAMILIES & KIDS SESSION TIPS Here are some tips & tricks to make this as painless as possible for you!
TREATS It is perfectly okay to bring bribes to a photo shoot. Some cereal, Smarties or other candy that won’t stain teeth can help a short photo shoot go by smoothly. You might want to think about what color clothes the kids are wearing so the snacks don’t dirty their outfits.
CLEANLINESS Make sure everyone has eaten, washed their faces, & gone to the bathroom before you leave the house.
REFRAIN FROM STAINS Avoid colorful drinks or lollipops within 24 hours of the shoot, and don’t let your kids eat or drink anything that will stain their face, teeth or mouths.
MORE OUTFITS = MORE FUN You’re welcome to change outfits as many times as you would like within our time frame.
PROPS ARE FUN Please bring props, including your kids’ favorite toys. Some ideas include: jump rope, chalk, bubbles, balloons, giant lollipops, costumes, sunglasses, Radio Flyer wagons.
KEEP SMILING Parents: We won’t do too many of these, but please try to smile for the entire duration of the “posed family photos.” It might be tricky to get a smile out of your child at times, so I need you to be ready in that split second your child flashes that fabulous face you want on your wall.
NAP AHEAD If your child is still of napping age, make sure they nap before the shoot.
DON'T WORRY ABOUT ME I am not stressed out by your child’s disagreement, sass, tantrum or crying. I will be ready to capture each smile that comes our way.
GOT SPECIAL NEEDS? Please make me aware of any special needs your child might have before the shoot.
MIX IT UP! Try choosing a color family (for instance, all warm colors such as red, brown, and gold) and then add some variety within that color family. It’s okay to mix patterns and fabrics as long as the colors tie everything together.
DON'T MATCH The biggest misconception I get for portraits is that every- one in the picture should be matching. This isn’t true! Your entire family doesn’t walk around the kitchen wearing white shirts and khaki pants, so why should you do that in your pictures?
KEEP IT SIMPLE Don’t let your clothes distract from the main focus of your portraits - YOU!