Choosing a Location
Outdoor sessions are fun and beautiful! They tend to have the best natural lighting and the most opportunity for candid shots. I encourage you to choose a location that means something to your family. A park, garden or even your own backyard! This is a place where your children are comfortable and can be themselves. I have lots of recommendations!
What to Wear
Although matching clothing is not necessary, it is nice when outfits compliment each other. Fun colors and patterns are encouraged! Remember, bring extra clothes for the little ones! Very important: Please avoid NEON or fluorescent colors. They will cause a color cast on skin/faces. Also avoid anything that would compete with your child’s beautiful face (like large logos or very loud patterns). Adults should wear clothing that is flattering and in color tones that don’t compete with your child’s clothing. For example, an adult in a bright orange top may draw more attention in your photos than your child does. Layers are always a good idea for variety! An outfit change during your session if completely fine if you have more than one for your child. You can always message me if you have questions about outfit choices. I’m happy to help!
What to Bring
Kids are unpredictable! They may get hungry, cranky, or dirty at any time. Let's be prepared for anything! Please bring snacks, maybe a favorite toy (balls are great!) and a set of extra clothes. Other useful items are blankets, bubbles, a favorite stuffed toy, a childrens book and some tissues/face wipes. I will have a neutral blanket and a crate or barrel with me. Please bring any other props you would like! It is always a good idea to bring rain coats, umbrellas and boots if there is even a little chance of rain. They make for fun pictures! Kids often respond well if you bring a 'prize' or treat for the end.
What if it rains or someone is sick? Don't worry, I am flexible! We can always reschedule our shoot for a backup date. I understand that life happens! Just give me a call at least two hours prior to our session if you need to cancel. If it is raining I will call or text you the morning of our session to confirm if we need to use a backup date. Your session fee is non refundable but will carry over to a new date. I’m excited to work with you and meet your family! Let’s make some memories!