After you have booked your appointment, you will want to plan to get the most out of your session. In order to maximize our time together, I have come up with a very short list on how to prepare you for the big day!
What to wear!!??
Choose your clothing in advance. Pick clothes that are comfortable and fit well. Solids or small prints photograph the best. When choosing outfits for the whole family, do not pick matching outfits. You will want colors or patterns that compliment eachother, but we don’t want matching outfits. The most important part about choosing your clothing is that you are comfortable and your clothes reflect your personality.
Pay extra attention to your grooming right before your photo session. Trim and polish nails, brush teeth (this is super important for the kids) and make sure your hair is freshly styled. Makeup should be a daytime, natural look. Make sure you clean your kids’ faces paying special attention around the eyes and mouth. Men should be freshly shaven or have their facial hair and hair trimmed. If anyone has dry skin, moisturize. Using lip balm to keep lips supple will help make great smiles. If you have breakouts or blemishes, do not apply too much makeup to cover them; I can easily remove pimples when processing your images in the digital darkroom.
Most of all: Be Happy!!
Being well fed, well rested and in a good mood will make a world of difference for everyone. So, plan ahead. Make sure that you get your toddler a nap if they are still of napping age. Make sure everyone gets to bed on time the night before and don’t plan too much on the day of your shoot. If we are shooting on location, arrive early so that you have plenty of time to get everyone ready.
Decide what amount of skin you would like to show. Consider wearing long flowing or flouncy skirts. If you will be wearing a shirt, make sure that your breast is easily accessible and you will be comfortable while nursing. For topless shots, go braless before the shoot to avoid binding marks on your skin. Wear a loose tank top or cami so that we can quickly cover and uncover you for modest purposes in public places.