*Newborn: (VERY VERY VERY IMPORTANT) Take your newborn session within 9 days after birth for best results. We love photographing all babies, but we can say that most babies 2 to 8 weeks old just don't love the process of a photoshoot. Older babies are much harder to settle and typically will not tolerate being handled while sleeping. A session just goes considerably smoother when your newborn is young.
*1st birthday: Try to book your appointment before they start to walk. The best time for the session is when they are able to stand without assistance. When they start walking your poses will be very limited.
*Children: Tips to capture best expressions.
Common mistakes parents make before their session is they over practice the child's smile prior to the session. Keep them calm and relaxed. Avoid setting an appointment during their nap time, after a doctor's visit, ear piercing, or when their feeling unwell. Bring little snacks for your children just in case and make sure they go to the restroom before the session. Although we do not have a limit on outfits, we recommend using your session time to capture more expressions. Try to minimize to two outfits... one outfit for best results. Most children do not enjoy outfit changes and their expressions will show after each change.
*Seniors: Bring in items that define who you are (musical instrument, sports-related, rings, necklace, hobby-related, etc...). Come in your favorite outfit. We have tuxedos for guys, velvet drapes for girls, and caps & gowns for most schools.
*Family: Color coordinating will go a long way. Try to avoid busy patterned clothing. If body size is of concern darker long sleeves are recommended. Please dress head to toe to ensure a variety of poses: THAT MEANS no white socks unless the outfit calls for it!
Tips for adults
Keep clothing simple. Try to choose solid colors for your photo session.
Our photographer may suggest a full-length pose. Make sure you coordinate your family's clothing from head to toe.
Darker clothing slims. Choose shades of black, brown, blue, dark green, and other jewel-toned colors.
Keep clothing consistent. Dress everyone in the same style. Don't mix casual and formal clothing in photos.
Wear light on white. Light pastel or white clothing looks best against a light-colored or white background.
Wear dark on dark. Dark clothing looks best against darker backgrounds and creates a more formal mood. You'll also look more slender.
Add accents. Show your style in small accents. Save stronger colors and patterns for accessories like scarves and neckties.