They grow up so fast. You didn’t believe this—until you had your own. Now you see time flying by and your kids changing every single day. And you want to savour every perfect moment—even the perfection that comes when you’re tired, overwhelmed or crying tears of joy.
Except you can’t capture it all and when you try—you’re always missing from the shot! That's where I come in!
How to prepare for your lifestyle session.
HAVE ACTIVITIES PREPARED
Below is a list of some example Activities for your session. Choose activities that feel genuine to you. you can be as laid back or adventurous as your heart desires. If you’re feeling super adventurous, use this photo opportunity to learn something new!
-Making coffee or cooking
-breakfast at home
-Snuggles on the couch or in bed
-Baking + decorating cookies
-Building a fort
-Playing your favorite games
-Planting a garden
FOR NEWBORNS AND BABIES:
We will focus on your daily routine. Such as Snuggles, Feeding, Diaper changes, Bathtime, and interacting. The goal is to capture what you do during your days so … wait for the photographer and let’s do it all together.
What to wear.
Dress for the occasion… We will be shooting your session in your home or out and about in nature or your favorite spots to frequent. You can dress as casually or formal as you desire just make sure it blends with your location choices. Mostly just wear something you feel AMAZING in!
- Always wear clothing you feel comfortable & confident in.
- Coordinate clothing with others. Think same tones and complimentary colors.
- Avoid busy patterns. These can be distracting in photos.
- Think Neutral tones, Vibrant colors reflect lighting and can mess up skin tones in photographs.
- Whites and pastels photograph beautifully | STRONGLY RECOMMENDED FOR NEWBORNS
-If you are having an in home session and you want to wear your pajamas or your baby wants to run around naked I don't mind! I want to capture you in your natural state. Cuddles in bed look awkward in a suit and tie!
Preparing the house.
-Clean up- just a little by De-cluttering the shooting space. These rooms don’t need to be magazine worthy. I don’t want you to go out and buy all new furniture for our session, but I do want those bright spaces to be the best version of your house.
-Pale neutrals and whites really help to accentuate natural light – dark and bold colors will tint the light and leave color casts on you in camera. Consider swapping colored bedding and curtains for whites or paler colors/neutrals.
(Totally up to you, not necessary)
IMPORTANT: The Point is to interact with each other, to have fun and to display your love for each other. What makes a beautiful photograph is emotion and sentiment. Don't worry about a hair being out of place. I’ve got you! If i need to adjust something I will!
-Props are a fabulous idea if they are GENUINE! They can help set the scene and bring out your personalities as a couple. Maybe you have a favorite book? Maybe you like wine? Maybe you play an instrument! bring it!
-Eat before you come or bring a snack so you are not hangry!
-Being on time is IMPORTANT. We schedule for ideal lighting conditions.