what to expect.
Think of this as play time for the kiddos! We don’t focus on posing and saying “cheese”. I capture the children being themselves. (yes, I'll act pretty silly to get them there. Natural light is preferred on location, whether it’s in your house, yard or a close park or playground. When shooting outdoor sessions, early mornings or late afternoons provide the best lighting. When in the home, window light is usually ample. My photography studio is also available as needed. Sessions usually last 2-2.5 hours but are never rushed. Breaks are often needed for snacks, bathroom, or for clothing changes if desired. (Newborns take longer for snacks and fussiness!) Relax and enjoy the moment!
what to wear:
Rule number one: Be comfortable! Rule number two: Be yourself! OK, those are the only two rules with me, I swear. Sometimes kids feel best in jeans and a simple t-shirt. Sometimes they should be remembered in a special batiste gown. Whatever feels natural. If you put a baby in a gown, we'll need to take it off and get all that scrumptious skin before it turns to big kid skin. By no means, go down the lace lane if you are usually in cotton knit. With multiple children, coordinating clothes work better than strictly matching outfits. Choose one child's outfit and then pick out a color from that and use that in another person's clothing choice, and so on. (Think about how Zutano and Boden have different patterns but they are all coordinating.) If that's too much pattern going for you, think solids. Solid polo, t-shirts, layering pieces. (think Crewcuts) Working within the same palette works well but comfort and simplicity are key.
after the session:
Two to three weeks after the session you will have about 30 proofs for reviewing online. Your online gallery will be available for two weeks and can easily be shared. Your prints will be ready three to four weeks after your order is placed.