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See below for some helpful tips and preparations for your upcoming shoot!

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First and Foremost - Lets Have Fun!

~Relaxed families and individuals equals beautiful portraits! As the saying goes…don’t sweat the small stuff. Relish in this special time carved out for you or your family to document the here and now and create memories!


Have a Plan for your Outfits!

~Begin with a basic color palette for your group. For more information on color palettes click HERE. It can help to have one ‘Rock Star’ in the photo that carries a pattern/color in their outfit that the rest of the group’s clothing or accessories pulls from, while keeping it simple. For examples of what to wear you can view my portfolio or click HERE

~Think ‘coordinate’ not necessarily ‘matchey-matchey’, which can date a photo. 

~Shoes matter! The choice of shoes will make or break an outfit. And don’t forget to wear matching socks! Avoid wearing running sneakers with white socks (unless it's a fitness shoot).

~Avoid anything with graphics, logos, characters, labels, etc. And be sure you don't have clashing patterns within your group, such as plaids mixed with stripes/floral/prints.


Get Plenty of Rest & Eat Beforehand!

~Get to bed early and get a good night sleep. Rested children, equal beautiful portraits. Rested adults, equal beautiful portraits. 

~Fill the bellies of all session participants before the shoot. This is especially true for young children. Packs snacks and water!


A few other reminders!

~Make sure fingernails are groomed. A mani/pedi is a plus! Chipped nail polish is very hard to edit.

~If you shave, remember to shave beforehand.

~Bring extra hair and makeup supplies to freshen up between shots.

~Wear wrinkle free, stain free clothing.

~Professional hair and makeup is not necessary but makes a big difference!

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