Preparing for your Family Session



To make sure this is an enjoyable session for your family you want to book a time of day that is best for them even if it means having to wait a week or two because their best time of day is not available right away. Pick a time when you child/children are their most happy, not hungry or sleepy, mainly their hyper time.

It is also a good idea to go over with me what type of shoots you are looking for are , family session are mainly done outdoors so its also a good idea to pick a rain date just in case the session falls on a raining day.


What to bring

For a family session it is important to bring a few of their comfort and favorite things, along with snacks lots of snacks and treats. I typically have smarties on hand but just in case they are too young or don’t like smarties its good to have a backup plan.

A few things I recommend you bring . . .

  • anything you would like incorporated into your shoot. Special item to you and your family.
  • snacks for you and your family

Preparing your Child

Make sure they get a good nights sleep the night before or a good nap if coming later in the day. Also make sure they have been fed at least an hour before the session so they are not hungry and gruchy.

A few days before the session let them know you are doing a photo shoot so it is not a surprise and over whelming to them. One great way to get them ecited about the session is to get an old camera and let them pose you and take pictures and then show them the pictures they took. This sometimes means they will want to see every picture i take of them during the shoot but I don’t mind doing that for them:)

Preparing your family

What to wear – Clothing should all be a variety of the same color pallet. If you need help with this please feel free to email me.


The most important thing . . .

If when you arrive and the session starts, and your child or children are having an off day and just not interested in being photographed, we can reschedule your session for another day. We all have off days and its understandable that children have them too.

Hopefully you will enjoy the experience of your session and this special bonding moment for your family!



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