We are so excited to have you and your family join us for our Holiday Mini Session! You are probably thinking “okay I am booked, now what?” This guide will help walk you through the steps you need to prepare for our session together. We will go through everything from how to prepare, as well as what you should expect during and after your session. If you have any questions along the way, please let us know! We love to help however we can!
Loving your images is all we strive for at the end of the day.
Let’s start with something comfortable! You want everyone to be elegant but comfy at your session. We will be moving around during our session, so make sure you put yourself and kids in something that moves with you and isn’t too tight or itchy.
Hats, scarves, jewelry, blankets, headbands, suspenders, and more are all great ways to add another layer of your style into your session. We love fun patterns! Mixing patterns is a great way to add interest in to your photos.Layers add texture and textures add interest. Denim, chunky knits, lace, cords, etc. These are all great ways to incorporate your style. Be sure to choose colors that compliment each other. Colors that will stand out best are muted, earthy tones. Some examples are: mustard yellow, mauve pink, browns or khaki, dark blue, hunter green, dark reds/oranges. Make it your own! This session is about you and your family, it is so important to make sure your personality shines through in every aspect, I would recommend to avoid gian logos and neon colors.
Its best to tell the kids that they are going to play and have fun while having their pictures taken and try not to spend too much time on the rules or guidelines in the days before. Don’t worry about telling them to smile because smiling on demand can be a little awkward. What we want is capturing that genuine laugh, thier free spirit and their adventures. If you know that your kiddos aren’t great in front of the camera or with meeting new people, bring along their favorite toy or something that would keep the mood light. It definitely helps when mom and dad are directly behind us (jumping or being silly), to get the kids to look at the camera. There really isn’t much “warm up” time with mini sessions so we jump RIGHT in.
Arrive early! Please arrive a little before your session time so you are ready to shoot AT your scheduled time (meaning having your kids in their clothing, hair fixed, face wiped, etc) Sessions will be booked back to back so if you are late, you will only have the remaining time to complete your session. This is most important! Shooting time will be 20 minutes. If you have any questions, please let us know beforehand. Let your kids run wild. It’s ok. They’re kids. Once we get a few posed images, let them be themselves. Try to avoid telling them to say “cheese”. Instead, tell them a funny joke, or anything you know that will make them giggle instead. Play with them, get goofy, snuggle, throw them in the air, chase them around…just play with them as you would normally do and let me capture these moments.
Don’t think of it as a photoshoot. Think of it as a few minutes of uninterrupted time with your family or loved one, hugging, kissing, snuggling, laughing, running, twirling…no work, phones or email. Just a few, sweet moments together. Relaxed families = beautiful photos. We start right away with a few posed family shots, but quickly work our way to very easy-going family interactions with lots of candids, laughter and fun. No need for the kids to smile and look at the camera for every shot. Our goal is to capture the essence and love in your interactions.
Day of Your Mini Session
The turnaround time is one week for the images to be ready. The photographs will be delivered via an online gallery and once ready, you will receive an email containing the link to the gallery and a coupon code for the 5 images that will allow you to get download the images for free. You certainly can add more images to your cart, you will simply have to pay the difference. There will be an option to purchase the entire gallery as well.
The images will be delivered in high resolution and from that same gallery, you will have the option for the following.
Because every picture should be unique. Making your special day. We will make a wonderful story