Family and Children's Sessions: What to wear and expect

May 26, 2013

Hello!  I’ve written this blog because I wanted to address some common questions and give you an idea of what goes into these sessions!

 

 

What to wear:

For family sessions I always recommend coordinating outfits rather than matching, it adds depth to the photos.  If you have a favorite shirt, dress, etc that NEEDS to be in the session, use that as your basic color pallet and build from there.  Fabric textures and layering are also recommended (if it’s your style).  You just want to be yourself, feel great, and wear something that makes you feel comfortable.  Try to avoid bright, florescent colors on top because they tend to reflect and cause unflattering shadows on the face.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

What to expect from your family session :

If you have booked a half hour session you can expect 10-20 edited images (based on how the session goes) and with an hour session you can expect 30-40.  These images will be uploaded to a password protected online gallery for you to view, download, and print directly from!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I try to make sessions as laid back and as fun as possible.  It’s all about capturing the spirit of you and your family, as you truly are.  Sometimes children don’t want to sit pretty and have their photo taken, so please don’t be afraid to just play and cuddle.  Just be yourselves!  I will be behind the camera snapping away and sometimes these turn out to be the most beautiful photos!

 

 

 

 

 

 

I will have benches, blankets, baskets, etc for these sessions but anything else that you’d like to work into the photos please bring along.  If your child has a favorite toy, book, game or activity, don’t hesitate to bring it!  If you’re afraid it will distract them from the session then maybe wait until half way through to bring it out. 

I LOVE doing smash cake photos for first birthdays!  They are so much fun!  We always save them until the very end in case things get super messy!  Please bring along paper towels and/ or wipes to clean up your little one after the session. 

 

 

 

 

 

Balloons are also a wonderful prop for birthdays.  Bubbles are a fun way to get your toddler moving and laughing!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Please make sure your children (especially babies) are well fed and rested.  If you need to bring a snack or lollipop to bribe with during our session feel free!  You may also bring outfit changes, as many as you can fit into the session time is fine with me.

You can view my entire family and adolescent galleries here:

http://photosbyrachelimschweiler.zenfolio.com/p826862053

http://photosbyrachelimschweiler.zenfolio.com/p1055434864

Thank you very much for taking the time to read through this blog, I hope it answered any questions you may have had!  I truly love what I do, I hope it shows in my images, and I look forward to our shoot!  I hope you are as excited as I am!

~Rachel


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