Helpful Stuff

Here's some suggestions to help the session go smoothly:​

Clothing
  • Coordinate but try to stay away from matchy matchy

  • For group photos, use an article of clothing, such as a dress as shown in the photo to the left, as an inspiration point to plan the rest of your clothing color scheme.

  • Avoid clothing with logos or graphics, as well as trendy clothes that might date the photo.

  • Patterns and textures can add interest, but don't go overboard.  If one outfit has a pattern, the other outfits should be complimentary and subtle.

  • Make sure the clothes are comfortable.  Kids will be happier if they can move freely in their clothes. 

  • For a more detailed guide that includes a ton of photos check out:  http://paintthemoon.net/blog/2013/03/wear-clothing-tips-children-family-photo-sessions-paint-moon-photoshop-actions/ 

  • I would be happy to offer suggestions before the photo shoot.

 

 

Photo Session
  • Relax and have fun.  Some of the best photos are taken during spontaneous moments.

  • Kids do best if they can have some flexibility and aren't expected to be on their best behavior.  Feel free to bring a favorite toy, bubbles, or whatever works.

  • Try to make sure your child's physical needs are met - plenty of sleep, snacks beforehand, or anything else that might help them not feel stressed.

  • Feel free to bring props.

  • Please arrive a little early so we don't run out of daylight before we're finished.  I'll work with you on what time to schedule the session, depending on your needs.

Your Ideas
  • It's helpful if you have an idea of what photos you'd like to me to take.  Do you want a group shot?  Individual shots of your kids? Head shots?  Full body shots?  My style is to get in close to the subject and focus on the eyes, but I will also take a variety of poses.  If you have something specific in mind, I'd love to incorporate that.

  • If you have a location where you'd like to go for the session, I'm open to your ideas.  I have several places I can suggest, depending on the look you're going for.

  • Please feel free to ask me any questions you have.