Family & Children Portrait Sessions
My family sessions are approximately 1 hour in length. These sessions are designed to capture the whole family! This 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 tones of the same shades.
* I 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.
Gone are the days of denim with white shirts or everyone in khakis and white tops.
*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 for 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.