Family Session FAQ

family session

When should I schedule a family session?

Family sessions are usually booked 6-8 weeks in advance.  Keep in mind that during our busy season sessions fill up quickly.  If there is a specific date you need your session it is a good idea to call and schedule it right away.

When is the best time to schedule a family session?

If your session is going to be outdoors, the best time for a session would be in the evening an 60 to 90 minutes before sunset.  This time of day is what we call golden hour and the light is magic.  If evening is not an option due to scheduling conflicts or children’s sleep schedule, then early in the morning is another option.

If your session is going to be indoors at the studio then the time of day is not depending upon the sun.  There is greater flexibility for scheduling.

How do I choose a location?

When booking your session we will have a pre-session consultation.  This can be done in person, over the phone, or via email.  During this appointment we will discuss locations that will fit your family best.  We have several spots we can suggest, and we are always open to new ideas.

What should we wear?

As mentioned above, your session will include a consultation in which we will discuss the proper clothing to match the setting of your portraits.  We have several vendors we can recommend to suit your style.  Keep in mind that the more comfortable your family is, the happier they will be during their photo session.

What should we bring?

Depending upon the age(s) of your child(ren), you may need to plan on bringing a a diaper bag with diapers, snacks, and bottles.  If it is hot during your session, you might want to throw in a few bottles of water for everyone.  If your child has a favorite toy or stuffed animal that might bring them comfort please bring that as well.

How should I plan for my family session?

Allow yourself extra time for everyone to dress and get ready for their photos.  Plan the clothing choices ahead of time and have everything laundered and laid out the day before to save time.  If you have children, talk to them about pictures in a positive way.  Let them know that we are going to have fun together and keep it light.

What if my children do not cooperate?

We will work with your children from the moment you arrive to establish trust.  If your children are shy, we may not even take our camera out right away.  We want them to feel comfortable with us.  Rest assured we will get some great images, we have several tricks up our sleeves.