Session Prep Guide

I am excited to capture you and your loved ones. I take documentary-style photography and use my understanding of my equipment and natural light to create images that will become treasures for your family and passed down for generations. I aim to capture honest photos of your family and children. The goal is to capture the true essence of your family.

Here are a few tips to help you prepare for your session with me.

Location: Together, we will decide on the best location for your photos. Only if it is a rainy day, we can shoot in your home as long as your home has adequate natural light. I have locations that I love to shoot at regularly but I am always open to new locations as well. You should choose a location that fits your style and personality. I can help you along with this decision.

Time:  When shooting outdoors, we will shoot either in the morning or in the evening. The light is typically too harsh at mid day. If we are shooting in your home, I prefer late morning, because that is when homes are usually lit up the best.

Props: I do not use props during my sessions, however if you have something in mind please let me know.

Your Children: Remember that children are not usually fond of being told to pose or smile. It is best if we just give the children time to relax and try to capture their natural self. Don’t worry if your child is running about and active, most of the images I capture of children are of them busy playing and exploring.

To get the family shots, I usually direct the adults to simply “be” with the child, or hold the child and we go from there.

To get the most out of your session, make sure that your little ones have rested and have had adequate snacks and water. We can take breaks for snacks and play, however I will probably still shoot during the breaks. Bring dry, non messy snacks so their little faces stay clean during the session.

Prepare the child(ren) for the session by letting them know that a friend will be taking some photos of them, it’s best not to surprise them.

Please arrive on time or be ready to start on time: Remember, your session is scheduled according to light. It is important that we start on time.

I am so excited to capture your family! Do not hesitate to ask me any questions you have. See you soon!