What should I avoid?
Sunglasses or glasses with Photochromic Lenses
Maxi Watches and Necklace
Neon colors at all costs
Short with pockets on sides
High heels (if shooting in a location with grass)
Anything with logos, graphics, labels, etc... (unless we are going for urban look like downtown or a fun photoshoot)
Everyone wearing the same color and patterns
When you have a family session avoid dressing everyone with lots of different clothing print, instead choose at least two different prints and dress the other members with basic color clothing to give a harmonic look.
Coordinate but don't match.
What should I wear?
Textures, texture, textures: You can add it by adding a kimono or cardigan to the look, a hat, etc...
Flowy maxi dresses and Skirts can add a beautiful movement to your pictures, specially if you are expecting and if you have kids they also love to play with it and we can capture some beautiful candid moments.
Don't be afraid to accessorize with:
Fedora/ Floppy Hats
High knee sockS
04. Mom & Dad
Mom: I normally recommend a maxi dress in neutral colors I would avoid black, red and bright colors. Natural makeup and please be sure that your nails are manicured, nothing fancy though just because your hands will make their way into the photos.
Dad: Same goes for dad, neutral colors and clean and trimmed fingernails.
Family photos will take place about the first or last 20 minutes of your session.
Avoid colorful drinks or lollipops anything that will stain their cheeks, mouths, teeth or hands within 24 hours of your shoot.
If you would like to help make your child laugh, please stand directly behind me and not off to the side.
Little sister: I recommend a dress or jumpsuit/overalls in neutral colors with shorts underneath the dress. And no nail polish please.
Little brother: A snug pair of jeans and a neutral color shirt or shirtless works too
The client shall maintain control of siblings. It is the responsibility of the client to ensure the cooperation of additional subjects as not to intrude on the baby’s immediate area.
Due to the duration of the newborn sessions, I recommend young children into the studio either in the beginning or end of the session (about 20 minutes). Please arrange for childcare for them when they are not being photographed. Young children do not have long attention spans (2-4 hours is way too long for them). They may not do well in unfamiliar places and will disrupt the environment in the studio necessary for newborn photography.
06. Time and last minute issues
This is probably the MOST important steps to follow.
Arrive at least 10 minutes earlier to give yourself plenty of time for last minutes issues that may arise specially if you don't know the location or area where your session is taking place.
The client that is late arriving to the session will have the amount of time late deducted from the time allotted for the session (as stated in the contract). If the client doesn't make in time for the session the payment won't be refunded and the session won't be rescheduled.
If you have small children, accidents sometimes might occur such as spilled milk or dirty diapers thats go over the clothes, so make sure you bring an extra outfit change in your car in case something like this happen.