what to expect during & after your session
I will wear a mask through the entire session, and will typically be six feet from you. I'm a hands on photographer (adjusting clothes, etc.), however, if there are multiple people in your session, I may rely you to help each other.
Know What You Want
Before the session look at your face in the mirror and see what side you like better. Everyone has a good side, find yours. Remember though, a mirror will flip your face and the camera won’t so the images might look a little different than you were expecting.
Take some time in advance to consider what kind of feeling you are trying capture in your image. Prepare by practicing in front of the mirror. Don't worry if you are not certain about this, I will help you figure this out, but if you can come in with your own ideas that will help!
If you have one eye that is visibly smaller than the other bring the side of your face with the smaller eye towards the camera. It will help reduce the difference between the two.
How to Pose During Your Photo Session
Be sure to read carefully!
There's no need to ‘Cheese’! I focus on natural interactions and unposed moments. I strive to capture and encourage authentic expressions. No need to coax your children into forced smiles!
On a related note, children around the ages of 5-10 will sometimes try to “cheese” in the photos, because that’s what they’ve been conditioned to do when they see a camera! Help me create more candid shots by interacting playfully with your children. Laugh, play, tickle, and snuggle. This is how we’ll capture the GENUINE moments.
Not everyone has to be looking at the camera. I usually will give direction on this, to encourage natural engagement. I like to especially encourage one adult to focus on their partners and kids at a time.
When in doubt, just smile and look at your family lovingly.
Stand close together. Actually, as close as possible. Expect me to move you around to different spots to capture images. The more variety we get, the bigger your gallery and the more great shots we have the opportunity to create together!
Relax, slow down, and don’t force anything. Don’t feel pressured to make everything perfect! Just be present with your family and I’ll do the rest. And don’t stress if any of the kids get fussy! It can make for great moments too!
What to Expect After Your Photo Session
After your session, I will be working hard behind the scenes to cull the best photos (eliminating duplicates, blurs, and blinks).
Your gallery is typically ready within 2 weeks of your session.
Depending on your package, I will soon deliver a watermarked proofing gallery so you can select your favorite images!