During our session you can expect a relaxed and fun atmosphere. I want you to feel at ease and enjoy yourself during our time together. I like to get to know my clients and capture their true personalities. With families and children you can expect both posed shots and candids.
Please expect to take breaks if infants and small children are involved. Infants often need breaks to nurse or feed and just get some love from mom and dad. Toddlers sometimes have meltdowns and don’t want to cooperate. That is okay! This is expected with children of this age and this is the norm with sessions with small children. I know, I have two myself!
With small children it is a good idea to bring their favorite snack and/or toy(s) if we’re meeting at an outdoor location. Sometimes the best shots are of your child being natural and playing with mom, dad or siblings. They also come in handy if your toddler has a meltdown and just needs a break to play and let the mood pass.
With newborns you might want to have a change of clothing as it is almost impossible to avoid accidents such as spit up or getting wet with a naked baby. So, don’t worry, this too is expected and I will have several blankets on hand for infant sessions to swap in/out. Make sure to bring the wet wipes and diapers. Newborn sessions typically last three hours, so please plan accordingly, don’t forget to bring snacks and drinks for you as well. The studio is kept quite warm 27 degrees to keep baby nice and warm while in their birthday suit. Parents, I suggest dressing in layers if it is a cool day so you can peel away the layers if you get warm (trust me, you will!). If parents and/or siblings would like to participate in the newborn session, we will get those photos taken care of first, or last so please let me know if you plan on participating.
Here are a few suggestions for what to wear/bring for your session…
(I will also have my collection of fun hats, tutus and newborn props on hand)
-nude is best
-a simple onesy if you have a favorite
-For mom, a simple black short-sleeved shirt or tube top is perfect. Simple is best, avoid patterns.
-For dad, a black t-shirt. For those dads that are comfortable bearing their chest please do because these can make for some of the most precious images with father and child.