What to Expect

Most sessions last about two hours and take place “on-location.” I can come to your home, or we can meet at a local park, beach, or some other place that is meaningful to you. I can make suggestions if you don’t have something specific in mind. We will explore different settings at this location to get variety in your photos. The best light for portraits occurs during early morning and early evening.  This session is all about YOU, and about documenting those simple moments that celebrate life, love, and family. Your children should see our session as a playdate!

 

What the heck do I wear?

 

Families and Couples

Wear something that makes you feel fabulous, and most importantly, comfortable! If you’re not comfortable, it will show in your photos. There’s no need to match perfectly. Instead, create harmony by coordinating your outfit choices. Wear complementary colors, different shades of the same color, or define a “family” of colors (like pastels, earth tones, or jewel tones). Accent each other by pulling colors from a single pattern. Textures and patterns look great in photos--just avoid very busy, distracting ones and mixing too many of them. Also avoid words or big logos on clothing or things might date your photos. You can spice up something simple by adding a colorful accessory like a necklace or scarf. 

 

Babies, Toddlers and Kids

These little guys are so much fun to dress, so feel free to bring a few outfit choices. Bring things like ruffles, stripes, knit leggings, and polka-dots (all used in moderation, of course). Depending on your child’s personality, try accessorizing with woven hats, tutus, scarves, funky neckties, cute toy trucks, tricycles, beads, bows, headbands, flowers, etc. layering clothing, use bear feet or cute shoes. 

 

Additional tips on what to wear for maternity and newborn sessions are available under the session descriptions.

 

What’s the process?

The first step is to email or call me up and we’ll talk about the kind of images you’d like to create and how you’d like to display them. Do you want to spend a day at the beach, go fly a kite, or hang out at home. Let discuss our  ideas on the phone. Then we’ll brainstorm ideas for the location and props too.