Tips From The Photographer…
When scheduling your photography session, please keep in mind that youngsters photograph better when they are well rested. I will work with you as much as possible to be sure that your child has had a nap, or a fair amount of downtime, to prevent their frustration as much as possible during the session. I have three young children of my own so I know how difficult it can be as a parent to deal with a tired child.
Newborns often do well when they are actually sleeping! They are more posable, and make sweet photos. But if we can’t make baby fall asleep, I take beautiful photos anyway. Babies are cute no matter what! : )
For events, such as weddings, fund raisers, etc. Please allow up to 90 days notice prior to your event to be sure to secure the date of your event. Prices will vary for events. Please contact me accordingly.
Seniors can schedule photography sessions at any time of the year. Generally, many seniors often schedule during the summer break prior to their senior year. However, I encourage you to consider scheduling at another time, for your convenience to ensure scheduling flexibility.
It’s never too early to think about Christmas and Holiday pictures. My turn around time for processing is very fast but processing times often become delayed during the holiday season because of volume. Do not be afraid to start thinking “Christmas” in September, or earlier!
When photographing an individual, the best clothing to wear is simple clothing. Solid colors, free from patterns are recommended because they photograph well and will never look dated. No shorts. Although shorts may be comfortable to wear, they make you look, well… short. : )
If at all possible, avoid the “just cut” hair style. Plan to have your hair cut a week or more prior to your photo shoot.
For groups, solid colors work well also. Having every person in the group wear the different color shirt and pants/skirt/dress looks nice, and offers a sense of diversity in the final photograph. Long sleeves are also suggested.
For infants and small children, the most important tip is that they are dressed comfortably. Babies dressed down to their diaper also take nice photographs as well, so there is no need to stress over baby’s outfit. If you have a blanket that’s knitted, bring that too. They photograph well and provide beautiful texture in the background.
If you desire winter scenes outside when it is cold, please do not forget your jackets. They can be removed on location, and available to wear as soon as photos have been taken.