preparation

TIPS FOR A SUCCESSFUL SESSION

When investing in professional portraits, a little planning can make all the difference in the final product!  Taking the time to plan ahead can greatly ease “picture day” stress.  Here are a few pointers to get you started...

FAMILY PORTRAITS

Choose simple outfits that complement each other. The goal is to capture the essence of you as a group, your emotions and connection to each other, not your attire. Don’t stress over the wardrobe, basic is always better. Choose something that you’ll be happy to look at for years to come!

CHILDREN'S PORTRAITS

Anything goes! We are capturing an age and a stage, so bring with you whatever suits your child’s personality best. Ease of movement and comfort are key… the best shots happen when kids are comfortable and feel relaxed. I can be quite the clown during these sessions and love working with children to bring out their personal best!

SENIORS

The most important aspect of the senior portrait is to be yourself! Each session is uniquely different. We will talk prior to your session to uncover your goals, feelings, expectations to ensure that we are on the right track.

LOCATIONS

There are so many great local places to go, so pitch me your favorites or let me help you by suggesting some of mine. Consider the ‘feeling’ you want for your finished portrait: front porch, park bench, urban street, farm field or under a canopy of trees.