TIPS FOR A GREAT SESSION!

WHAT TO WEAR? WHAT TO BRING? I HAVE A PIMPLE!


Do’s:
•   Decide whether you are going to go formal or casual – whatever feels the most like you as an individual, family or couple (however, wardrobe changes are permitted and encouraged!)
•   Wear solid colors; textured fabric looks great in pictures.
•   Layers are great for a variety of looks without a full wardrobe change. Show your style!
•   In shots with more than one person, everyone does not have to match, but coordinate so that colors don’t clash.
•   Let children be themselves – remember “as natural as possible” is the mantra.
•  For very small children, be sure to let them bring a favorite toy, stuffed animal or security blanket. It gives them something to do with their hands and usually helps bring out the best smiles!
•   Bringing several accessories can add variety to your shots.
•   Make sure children have eaten prior to their photo session. Children who have not eaten tend to have less of an attention span.
•   Spit out the gum, please.

Don'ts:
•   Avoid plaids, florals, busy patterns, head-to-toe black or white.
•   Stay away from loud logos.
•   Hold off on spray or fake tanning – a deep tan can turn out muddy in pictures.
•   Don't overdo the makeup. Less is better.
•   Don't worry about blemishes - I promise to make them disappear - free of charge!

Tips to prepare for a Newborn session:
•   Schedule the session for the time baby is happiest (usually mid-morning).
•   If possible, make sure baby is well-fed just prior to the session time and ready for a nap. Sleepy babies make some of the best models!
•   Find the best place in your home with the most natural light to set up for the session. A large space is not necessary.
•   Make sure the space is warm - either with a space heater or turn up the furnace in the colder months. A cold, nakey baby is not a happy baby!
•   Decide if you would like the session to be of baby only, or if parents/siblings will be included.