SESSION TIPS

Here are some photo session suggestion and tips! 

T I M E

  • Be on time. I schedule sessions back to back, so it is important to be on time, so we don't fall behind schedule. Having outfits, props, etc. ready a few hours or even the night before the photo session will help alleviate anyone feeling rushed. This is not only your time but my time as well, especially when I have multiple sessions in one day. We both want to make the best use of our time. 

  • Not everyone likes getting their photo taken and some get forced into the session. I completely understand that. Please let those individuals know and to  keep in mind that this photo session could be a gift or memory made for a family member, friend, etc. that will be much appreciated in the moment and down the road. I move quick and would appreciate the cooperation. Again, we want to make the best use of our time. 

  • For kids four and under, please schedule the session right after their nap time.

 

W E A T H E R 

  • If possible, when scheduling your outdoor session, look ahead at the weather to look at days and times that would work best.

 

O U T D O O R

  • Outdoor photography is my favorite. It is best to photograph before 10AM or between 4-5PM. 

 

O U T F I T S

  • Keep clothing simple and consistent, wearing solids is more preferred than patterns. 

  • For family photos, coordinate your outfits from head to toe. 

  • Wearing darker colors will look more slimming and formal. 

  • Wear fitted not loose clothing.

  • Wear closed toed shoes.

  • Do not wear any clothes with large name brand labels printed on them.

  • Wearing light colors looks good against light backgrounds for a more natural look.

  • Glasses make sure they are anti glare. 

  • If you wear shaded lenses consider none shaded lenses or no glasses for photos.

  • Feel free to add accessories such as scarves, jewelry, etc. 

H A I R & M A K E U P

  • During outdoor sessions, it can be windy, it is recommended to have hair product on hand should you need reinforcements during the sessions.

  • Have a mirror handy to look over yourself right before the session.

  • Keep make up at a minimum. We want the most natural look. 

 

N E W B O R N S

  • Please schedule photo sessions after their nap. 

  • For newborns, having a warm area or heating pad will keep the baby calm during photos.

M A T E R N I T Y

  • Schedule your photo session when you are seven to eight months into your pregnancy when you have a full showing belly. 

P R O P S

  • Feel free to bring any props and accessories that you want to use that will add a personal touch to your photos.

 

W E D D I N G S

  • Please give me a copy a of the wedding day itinerary including time and locations of everything that is happening. I would like this a few days before the wedding day.

  • A list of all your family and friends combinations, that way we don't miss anyone. I would like this a few days before the wedding day.

  • Communicate with your guest on the time and location of where they need to be so we do not miss and have to go searching for anyone. 

  • I would like the cell number of the personal attendant, best man, or the best contact who will be with the couple with an accessible phone,  just in case I need to get a hold of the couple or they need to get a hold of me.

  • Let me know of any photo restrictions before hand if there are any. (i.e. no photos allowed in a certain part of a building or during a part of the ceremony).
     

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