Family Session {What to Expect}

Capturing your family’s memories is so extremely important! Life passes by so quickly, having your memories documented ensures your family’s story last for many generations. We are so honored to be capturing these memories for you. And we look forward to making this such a fun experience for you!

What to Expect

  • Session will last approximately 1 – 1.5 hours for family of 3-5.
  • With the ever changing scene from our beautiful seasons and weather, locations will be determined a few days prior to session to ensure the most gorgeous session.
  • We will take photos in a few spots within a location to give you a beautiful variety.
  • Photos will include all necessary groupings of your family. (i.e. family, mom and baby, dad and baby, baby alone)
  • We will do both some posed photos and some a bit more relaxed to capture that genuine interaction between your family.

Tips for the Session

  • Relax and be you, let me do all the work. You have fun and enjoy your family….afterall, we are making memories.
  • Avoid prepping children to smile. The preparation and pressure can sometimes result in tense children. Rather tell them we are going to “the lake to have fun” or “spend time with the family outside”.
  • Bring some of your children’s favorite toys and/or snacks. They will be great for getting their attention and keeping them occupied.

Tips on What to Wear

  1. Coordinate colors not matching. Use a color palette of 3-4 colors to coordinate your family’s outfits and to keep the focus on your family. Check out our pinterest page for some great ideas
  2. Look at your home decor. Since you will be hanging these photos beautiful home you want something that coordinates well with your home decor. Is your style simple? natural? colorful?
  3. Don’t forget the accessories. Scarves, necklaces, ties, hats, etc not only complete a gorgeous outfit but add great texture to a photo. Not only do they look great they can also provide as a fun prop in the photos for kids to play with or hats to hide behind.
  4. Limit patterns. We all love patterns and they do look great in photos. However, too many patterns or patterns that are really bold can be distracting. Keep patterns limited to a couple people in your family and on accessories.
  5. Consider your Background. As most family photos are outdoors, think of colors that will stand out amongst the greenery or fall colors.
  6. Keep it Classic. These photos will be treasured for many years to come. Wear classic styles and silhouettes to add to the timelessness of your photos.
  7. Be You! Be confident in you and your style, these image are about capturing you!
  8. Do Not Hesitate to Ask Questions. Feel free to ask any questions regarding your wardrobe selection. You can also send snapshots of outfits if you want some added help.
  9. Some of our Favorite Places to Shop for Sessions: Gap, Janie and Jack, JCrew, Old Navy, Banana Republic,  H&M, Von Maur, Antropologie. And if you enjoy shopping online Zara, Zara Kids, Nordstrom, Macy’s, Aritzia, ModCloth.