Tips and Tricks for Success
Worried about what to prepare for your upcoming session? We’re here to help. After you book your session, we will have an in-person meeting to discuss your personal session and we will be here to answer any questions you may have. In the meantime, here are some useful tricks and tips for a successful session.
- Make sure that everyone attending is well-fed and watered.
This is especially important for little ones and maternity sessions 😉
- If you’ve selected the Gold or Navy collection, bring lots of clothes!
This gives us a chance to mix and match different outfits on-site.
- Don’t be afraid that you look silly. You don’t.
And even if you do, that’s okay. We’ll let you know gently 🙂 Our rule of thumb is that the more enthusiasm that you bring to the session, the more we have to work with. This is your time to shine!
- Don’t worry if your kids have a meltdown. We are used to it.
Fun fact- 92% of all of the children in our portfolio had a meltdown during their session. At least once.
- Wear sunscreen!
Nearly all of our sessions are held outdoors.
- Bring music you love.
If you have music you can’t help but move to, we want to know about it. Music is the best way to help ease nerves and anxiety during a session.
- Let your children be kids.
This is our biggest rule of thumb for success. When working with children, our style favors allowing children to explore their natural environment rather than to coax them to smile or “perform” for the camera. By simply observing and patiently waiting for the right moment, we can create truly beautiful and serene images. And if we do need your help getting a laugh or smile, we will definitely let you know.
- Wash everyone’s hair the night before!
Clean hair always looks bouncy and wonderful on camera.
- Try not to schedule your session on the same day as your child’s doctor’s appointment.
This is especially important if your child is scheduled to have shots as they will usually make your child/baby very fussy and it may be harder to capture the shots you’re dreaming on.
- Breakouts happen.
Don’t worry if you happen to have a breakout the night before your session. Our editing style will polish away imperfections naturally and in the most flattering way.