My family sessions are approximately 1 hour in length. These sessions are designed to capture the whole family! Which means that any and every combination of people you want in a photo together will happen during your session. In my ideal session, we will begin with some posed portraits. Then I’ll encourage a more relaxed portion of our session, to give you a chance to have fun and make some new memories while I capture some candid photos.
Sessions take place at your home or at a location we decide on together. The best light is about 1 hour before sunset. Please plan ahead for naps and meals.
You will receive a private online gallery where you will download your high-resolution files. Along with the ability to order and share your photos with friends and family.
*Payment is due on the day of the session
I'm often asked for clothing ideas, so I thought I'd include a bit of information on the topic.
COMPLEMENT & COORDINATE BUT DON'T GET TOO MATCHY!
*Find a color palette that you love and choose outfits that complement each other without looking too matchy-matchy. Everyone will have a unique look without clashing in the photo. You can choose to do neutrals with a few pops of color or a softer palette that has different ranges in tone of the same shades.
* always suggest that the woman (especially mom if it's a family session) choose an outfit she feels confident and beautiful in. Then plan the color palette and everyone else's outfits from there. If you have a fun patterned outfit you would like to use, limit it to one person. That way they will pop and still coordinate with everyone else.
*Multiple patterns can look busy, and this way they won't be competing with one another.
*Add dimension and interest by mixing up the texture of the clothing material and accents.
Keep our backdrop in mind when choosing your clothing. If we are on a beach, aim to dress in clothes that are light and flowing. If we are surrounded by fall leaves, layering in great textures is a great option.
*Most importantly, be sure to wear clothes you feel comfortable in. Your confidence will really shine through in your photos!
Try to avoid: Large logos, neon colors and be aware of any tan lines.
If it's cold, layer, layer, layer.
*Some favorite places to shop at for children’s clothes: ShopJule.com, Zara, Baby Gap, Janie and Jack,
*For adults and older children: ShopJule.com, Morning Lavender, Spool No.72, Free
People, Anthropologie, Express, AE.
Want to rent instead of purchase? Raineys Closet, Rent the Runway
*And if you feel like you are in need of assistance, I am happy to help you!
Arrange your outfits on a large bed or on the floor, and then send me photos of your favorite combinations. We can work together to ensure we find the perfect combination!
*Please arrive on time. I schedule a specific amount of time for each session. If you are late to your session, it may affect the amount of time allotted for your session.
*Galleries are online for 3 months. Photographs are not guaranteed once the gallery has expired. Most clients order from their online gallery. When you download them, put them on a USB and not just your computer.