I am delighted to share my what to expect information with you. I have put together the following frequently asked questions so that you know what to expect for your family portrait session.
When should I schedule my portrait session?
Please contact me as soon as you start thinking of your family portraits, weekends are very popular especially in spring. Please contact me 3-6 weeks prior to when you would like your photography session.
How long will the session last?
Family portrait sessions take approx. 1 hour depending on how many people and the unpredictability of little children.
Can my dog be apart of the session?
Yes, I love fur babies, some of my clients send “Rex” off to the pet parlour the day of the session so they are nice and fluffy for the photographs.
What to bring
With young children it is a good idea to bring their favourite toy or book for comfort (plus it also tells a story about them at that age). You can also bring some snacks and water. For older children you can bring surf boards, skateboards anything they are into at the time. If we are heading to the beach throw in some beach towels, and extra clothing for little people, as we might be getting wet.
What to wear
Please choose a style and colours that you like, simple yet fashionable, plain solid colours work well. - dark denim jeans for guys, Colour themes that compliment each other are a must for example: Navy/Khaki : Beige/Cream : grey/pink : blue/green/white: black & white or choose one colour and wear a different shade for example: Navy, denim, light blue, aqua, mixed with white.
Dress like the Royals. Don't worry this doesnt mean you have to wear a top hat or fascinator but if you look at the Royal family you will see that the colours/tones they wear always compliment each other.
If you can’t decide then the most important thing is they are plain solid colours with no patterns or visible licence trademarks like billabong, Hurley, Nike etc.
Children can be unpredictable and take time to warm up. I like to capture the craziness of families and I will encourage your children to be where they need to be or chase them around capturing their energy. Children mirror their parents so relax and have fun, I want photographing your children to be a positive experience for them and build a rapport, the more relaxed you are the more successful the session will be. Some children will dig their heels in and refuse to be photographed, this is ok and I will not push them and ask parents to not push them either, I have lots of patience and find using different positive strategies work well.