Preparing for Your Family Portrait Session
Family photos are a special occasion!
This detailed checklist will guide you through every aspect of the portrait process.
Things to Do Before Your Session:
- Organise your outfits ahead of time and give them a final ironing the night before. If you're unsure about your choices, don't hesitate to share photos with me for assistance. I'm here to help!
- Ease your kids into the session with casual explanations, like telling them you're "heading to the park to play with our new friend Katie on Saturday."
- Think about any images you want to create or special mementos you'd like to include. Don't forget to communicate these preferences to me as well!
- Dress appropriately for the weather, layering up in colder seasons.
- Consider the look and feel you'd like for your photos. Do you prefer a subtle and neutral look or something bright and colourful? Keep this in mind when choosing your outfits.
- Choose comfort and personal style over coordination. Try to avoid matching outfits and remember that portrait sessions are an opportunity to dress up and have fun with your clothing choices!
What to Bring to Your Session:
- Pack plenty of (non-staining) snacks, water, and diapers if necessary. Bring along a cherished toy or two that may even feature in the photos.
- Include spare clothing for the kids, especially if they are little and there's a chance of accidents or puddle-jumping.
- Please have cash ready for payment at the session. Thank you!
On the Day of:
- Being on time is imperative to how your photos turn out. Please make considerations for potential traffic and last-minute fashion emergencies.
- Making time for breakfast before we meet is highly recommended.
- In case you get lost or find yourself running behind schedule, please don't hesitate to let me know as soon as possible. You can contact me through WhatsApp at +33 6 79 38 71 94.
During Your Session:
- Kids may not always follow directions or may resist posing - this is perfectly normal. Comfort and interact with your child in the way you know works best.
- Embrace laughter, play, tickles, and cuddles as these genuine moments will be our focus.
- Enjoy the time spent with your family and together we'll create a beautiful story to remember it.
Following the Session:
- Think about planning a post-session celebration, like grabbing pizza or a treat on the way home.
- Expect your gallery to be ready in approximately 4 weeks, so keep an eye on your inbox.
- Treasure your photos! Explore the option to order gorgeous fine art prints conveniently from your online gallery, and feel free to reach out if you have any questions.
Thank you for choosing me to be your photographer.
I can’t wait to meet and work with your family! xo