I'm so excited to photograph your family and I aim to honestly capture who you are at this point in your lives. My goal is to keep it fun and relaxed as much as possible. You will probably never hear me say "Smile" or "Say Cheese" although we will probably catch some honest smiles and maybe even some laughter. My goal is not to get stiff portraits of everyone looking at the camera but more relaxed photos that showcase your love.
Your kids are perfect just as they are. I have never had a session where the kids have behaved or sat still the whole time and that's ok! A lot of the photos you see on my site are captured while the kids are playing or exploring. I may play little games with your kids or ask them silly questions to generate some natural reactions. If your little one wants to cry, that's OK too! I will then have you hold them and comfort them and get some shots of those more tender moments. To prepare them, it's best to tell them in advance that a friend is coming and we are going to take some pictures and have fun. This way they are not taken by surprise. It's also best if they are well rested and fed before our session although we can always take snack breaks if you want to bring some dry, non-messy snacks.
Mom, wear something that you feel comfortable and beautiful in and then coordinate the rest of the family from there. The key is to coordinate but not match exactly. It's also best to avoid wearing bright colored clothing such as red, bright pink or bright green particularly if you have a newborn that you will be holding as the colors will bounce onto their skin leaving a color cast.
In about 2-3 weeks, you will receive an online gallery with approximately 30-35 images. you can share this gallery with friends and family and it will be available to you for one month. The high res digital files can be downloaded directly from your gallery using your secret download pin.
Please let me know if you have any questions or concerns. I'm here to work with you and would love to get to know you as much as we can before your session so that you and your family can relax and enjoy your photo session.