PHOTO SESSION GUIDE
What to Expect
During the session, I will guide you in a way that will make you feel natural and be your true comfortable selves in front of the lens. You do not need to practice poses or let the nerves take over. Allow your kids to run and explore and be themselves. There is no pressure to “stop, stare at the camera, and smile” I will follow them! I'll be sure the end result is something you will love!
What to Wear
Coordinate your outfits rather than match to provide a consistent look. Keep them simple. Chose something that you love and feel confident in. I suggest having Mom pick an outfit she loves and build the rest of the family's look from there. You can take a look at my Pinterest board for inspiration.Avoid bright neons, shirts with logos, large graphics, and loud patterns.
I think it generally looks more flattering to wear hair down for a photo session unless you wear it up 100% of the time.
I suggest wearing the same amount of makeup that you would wear on a night out. For some that's a bit of mascara and lipstick, for others it's the full works. The most important thing is that it looks like you.
Select outfits and accessories the day before
Eat prior to your photo session
Wear comfortable shoes
Arrive 5 minutes early
Snacks for kids
Comfort toy or prop(s)
How to encourage kids to cooperate
Talk about the camera. Explain how it's similar to your phone, that it's bigger and takes pictures.
Practice following directions by playing Simon says "hug", etc.
Bring bribery snacks (avoid chocolate or something messy) in case kid(s) get hungry.