What to expect
So you have booked your session, that's great!! I can't wait to capture some beautiful memories for you.
I will be sending through a few emails about me, my studio and what you can expect from your photography session. The most important email you will receive is a brief session questionnaire. This questionnaire helps me get to know you and your family a little before you session. There are a few questions about the children, their likes, dislikes, favourite toys and games. These little key pieces of information help me to plan a great experience for you on session day.
This is the most common question, the one question many of us ponder over. The best advice I can give is to be yourself. Wear what makes you feel comfortable. There is no need to go shopping for a new outfit (unless you love shopping, then I say go for it!) you will find everything you need in your wardrobe.
A few suggestions are:
* Pick outfits/colours that compliment each other but try not to all match.
* Stay away from tops with large logo's or t-shits with character prints on them. These will date very quickly and also draw the eye away from the face.
* Accessories and layers look great!
* If you love colour, be bright and colourful. If you love neutral tones wear those.
* For newborn sessions I suggest stayng away from tops with zips and buttons, these may scratch babies skin.
I am always here if you need any help, I have had many clients send me photos to get my opinion.
Let's face it, kids will be kids, and that is perfectly fine! There will be times when your children won't want to be involved and that is normal. If they need a break I let them, if they want to play and eat they can (I keep shooting while they do). I have a ton of tricks up my sleeve to get even the most uncooperative shy child to forget why they are there and have fun. Nine times out of ten if I start photographing mum and dad the children always want in.
Children will pick up on your cues, if you are worried about the session and your children, they will worry too. Keep calm everyone!! There really isn't anything to worry about. And something to remember, if you want your child to have a sleep on the day of your session it is pretty much a given that they won't. This actually happened to me on the day of our family session, our then two year old didn't sleep in the 90min drive to our session. He ALWAYS sleeps in the car. But no, not on our session day. Our photos still turned out amazing regardles of our super tired toddler!
It's session time!
Go about your day as usual. Tell the kids they will be meeting a new friend. Pack some mess free snacks, a water bottle and some wipes (just incase). If you have your children, have a change of clothes just in someone takes a tumble in some mud. I will keep a close eye on the weather leading up to your session, if it rains we simply reschedule to another day.
Have fun!! I want to see lots of cuddles, laughter, tickles and smiles (more at each other, not at the camera). Let the children run around and explore. And please don't tell them to look at the camera and smile, the best smiles are the natural ones when everyone is having fun.
Following your session
I will share a little sneak peek from our session within a couple of days. Then one to two weeks following your session you will receive your private online gallery. I offer a free design consultation as part of your session, this most commonly happens at your home but we can also do it over the phone. This is great if you need help deciding how to display your images in your home.
You get to choose from a gorgeous selection of canvas, framed and wood prints. Or if you love albums you may choose our stunning fine art album. All of our prints and product are of the highest quality and are Australian made.
Shortly after your print order is sent to the lab it arrives at my door (I love print day). I inspect your prints to make sure they are all ok and then package them up ready for delivery.
You now have precious memories of your family, precious memories captured in time to be remembered forever.
If you haven't already click here to book your session.