preparing for your studio session
We are delighted to welcome you to our studio for your photoshoot. Our studio is just the right size for little ones, so typically we photograph little ones (or families with little ones) inside our studio and we use the great outdoors for all other family photography. Therefore, these prep tips are geared towards families with littles.
Please schedule your session at a time that is optimal for your little one(s) in terms of mood (your child's natural naps and meal times are typically when the crank factor is high - and not recommended times for photoshoots).
If we are planning to do some shots outside our studio and also some inside, we'll need to consider the position of the sun as well. We try to avoid outdoor pictures between 10a-3p.
Our studio palette is natural colors, wood tones, neutrals, and muted tones. That color scheme tends to work really well with our sets, but we are flexible and our sets can be modified for brighter colors if that is your preference.
We strongly encourage the use of ROMPERS on babies. Yes, rompers! On girls and boys! Rompers work so much better than dresses. Dresses can be very challenging for babies and they don't photograph as well. Of course, there are instances where we photograph babies in special or heirloom dresses, which is no problem at all. But if you're out shopping for the perfect photoshoot outfit, our recommendation would be to look at rompers! We also love a good baby in a onesie shot. Those little thighs!
What to bring: your normal diaper bag with spare diapers, clothing, snacks - whatever you normally pack. You can also bring clothing changes for your baby.
A favorite toy or lovie.
We typically create three unique sets to photograph babies on. Please let us know in advance if you have any preferences. Also, if you can email us photos of your baby's outfits, that's always helpful. Likewise, if you have any specific themes or prop ideas, sending those along in advance is also helpful.
If you arrive and do not like one of the sets we've prepared, please tell us. I promise it won't hurt our feelings. These are YOUR pictures, we want you to love them. That being said, sometimes your baby "makes" the set - so if you're iffy about how the set might look, you might love it once you see your baby on it.
We encourage parents to hop into a picture if they're up for it. If you don't feel "photo-ready" we can always create an image without getting your face in the picture. We won't pressure you though. Just let us know your preferences.
After your session we typically post a "sneak peek" on Facebook (unless you specify that you don't want one), within 24 hours. Feel free to tag yourself in your picture or share it to your profile. You'll receive a link to your gallery of images within 14 days.
Mini-sessions: Your gallery will contain the number of edited images you pre-paid for and you'll receive a PIN to download them.
Full sessions: Your gallery will contain 30+ edited images, which you can purchase as prints or digital images.
Galleries expire in 5 days. There is a $25 administrative fee to re-load galleries.