I am looking forward to your session!
Please be sure to look in your email (even your junk folders!) for your confirmation you have just been sent.
You will also receive reminder emails that you can confirm your session with, arriving 5 days before session as well as the day before.
Text reminders are also sent the day before your session.
Location is up to you! I have several favorite spots for outdoor that I am always happy to recommend, and always love to showcase the natural beauty of our area. If you have a specific location in mind for your session, I can't wait to hear about it! Or maybe you have access to a special location that others do not. I always love when clients are able to secure a unique spot for their session! If you're not sure where you would like to have your session, no worries! We can decide together on the best spot!
Sessions at your own home are also a great option!
If you prefer the studio, you have option to choose your background, or I am happy to help!
Arrive 5-10 minutes early to give yourself plenty of time for last minute issues that may arise. Any earlier than 15 minutes though, is usually well before I am ready and prepared for your session or I may still be with another session. Please be prepared to wait until shortly before your session to come into the studio or get started if you happen to arrive extra-early.
Most of all, please be on time. Late arrivals may directly impact the length of your session and number of images you may receive.
I know planning what to wear for your photo session can sometimes be stressful but I don't want you to stress!
For the girls, dresses and skirts are always a go-to! And boys look fantastic in slacks, button-ups, or henleys. Little touches like hair accessories, bow ties, and suspenders can add the perfect finishing touch to your photos!
If your including a few family or sibling pictures in your session, colors don't have to match but should compliment each other.
For Adult Birthdays/ Anniversaries
Dresses are the most flattering for women, and photograph beautifully. Long dresses with movement add a touch of grace and elegance!
Keep patterns minimal. Couples don't have to match, but should compliment each other. Ladies, take this opportunity to get pampered with professional hair and makeup!
Guys should have hair cuts a few days or so before session. And freshly groomed faces the day of.
Don't be afraid to accessorize! Necklaces, belts, scarves, ties, suspenders, sports jackets, and so on!
If you have any props you want to include, your welcome to bring them! Or ask about what we have! We have most milestone numbers available.
Also, with children, make sure they have went potty and are fed well before arriving.
There is a restroom in the studio if needed, but outdoor sessions can be more difficult to find a restroom close by.
It's also a good idea to bring favorite snacks and drinks for little ones to use if needed. Keep them hidden until its necessary though so it doesn't become a distraction.
Favorite candy or toys may be good to have hidden as well, for some just in case bribery!
Talk to them ahead of time about where you are taking them and what they will be doing.
Let them know they are going to have fun and how much we love to see their smiles! Its also good for them to know that its only for a short time.
A lot of families also discuss a fun activity or treat to have together after the pictures are done too!
Once your children are prepared mentally and physically, feel free to give them, (and yourself) some grace. Some days don't go as planned. I have seen it all so please don't panic if your kids are not doing what you want them to.
I know you love more than just their biggest smiles, so we will be capturing many precious moments and faces they make.
Don't worry about poses, I will help with that and to feel comfortable in front of the camera! Have everything laid out the day before so you are ready to go the day of. Rushing will bring pressure, and we want you to truly enjoy the experience! Couples can plan for a dinner date after the session while they are dressed up and looking good! This gives an extra something to look forward to!
All sessions will be delivered through online gallery within 2 weeks of session date. You will receive an email with directions, and link with password to your online gallery.
You will be able to order professional prints and products with great prices from the online gallery, as well as download high resolution images and print release right from the gallery.
Your online gallery will not expire. Keep your email to visit your images anytime!
I am looking forward to capturing your precious moments to cherish!
Feel free to reply to your recent confirmation email or reminder email to discuss any further details or questions!