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Preparing for your session can be fun or it can feel overwhelming, sometimes it's a little bit of both.  Here are some tips to hopefully add to the fun and alleviate some of the pressure.  Above all else, BE yourselves!  I am here to help document you as a family as you are.  If you get analysis paralysis, feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns.

1. Bring props that help to tell your family's story!  

 

This is not necessary, but always welcomed!  For kids, bring one to two items that will help them feel more comfortable. For example, a certain toy or book.  This will help ALOT if your kids are younger.  Again, this isn't necessary, but it can create for some adorable shots.

2. What to wear

 

As far as attire, I recommend NO MATCHY MATCHY (like you all wear white shirts and jeans), otherwise you all will blend together.  Think coordinating colors. I suggest bright, bold colors work best.   Also, be mindful of patterns.  Clashing patterns can become distracting.  Splashes of patterns and bold colors always seem to work well to help create dimension and cohesiveness.

 

The best tip is to get the kids outfits first and go off that.  It also helps to layout the clothes on the floor and group them all together to see if they coordinate.  

 

If you have any questions about outfits, let me know, I'd be glad to help.  If you want, you can always email pictures of the outfits you had in mind and I can give you some pointers. 

3. Pets are family too!

 

If you have pets and our location allows pets, feel free to bring them.  Keep in mind, if your pet is not one to listen too well, you may want to wait for an in-home session to include them. Otherwise they might stress you out.

4. Lastly, relax!

 

If you have children in this session, especially ones who are younger, don't worry too much about making them listen.  I'm a mom of 3 and I KNOW how kids can be uncooperative, especially when you really want them too.  If your child is being uncooperative, I may ask them to help or even take a walk with them.  I may even ask you to step aside.  You may be surprised how much more cooperative they can be when mom and dad aren't trying to make them.  

Preparing for your

Session

 

Wardrobe

Tips

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It's here!  We've worked out the details and sent you the location, when and were to meet.  Now, let's have fun!  

I've mentioned it before, but I'll mention it again...

If you have children in this session, especially ones who are younger, don't worry too much about making them listen.  I'm a mom of 3 and I KNOW how kids can be uncooperative, especially when you really want them too.  If your child is being uncooperative, I may ask them to help or even take a walk with them.  I may even ask you to step aside.  You may be surprised how much more cooperative they can be when mom and dad aren't trying to make them.