now that you're booked in, you're probably asking yourself, "now what?"
I've created this guide to give you some tips and tricks to help you prepare. But don't worry, I'm with you every step of the way!
during the shoot
I know I keep saying don't worry haha, but I really mean it! Just focus on LOVING each other. Have fun, be silly, be INTIMATE. With little ones especially it's easy to fall into parent mode and start stressing because you know you only have so much time, plus you're investing your hard earned money after all! So while it is hard, I really encourage parents not to say things like this to the kids "don't do that!" "sit still" "smile" "say cheese" "don't hit your brother", things like that, because in my experience it ALWAYS has adverse affects. While we definitely don't want the kids running around like chickens with their heads cut off, it will be okay! I will do all of the directing. My prompts and directions will mostly be aimed at the kids as they will need the most direction. If I'm having a hard time getting their attention, I will ask for help from you parents! Some of the shots I do will be posed, and others will be just prompted. I do a unique combination! I'm all about hugs and kisses, you do not need to wait for me to say "give so and so a kiss", if you're feeling it, do it! Parents especially! A lot of times we can stiffen up being in front of a camera, but I beg you to trust me! A lot of times when I'm doing the more lifestyle shots, I will say "okay now just interact with each other", this means exactly how it sounds! Do your normal stuff, talk to each other, brush the hair out of your daughters face, give your son a tickle, do a big bear hug, run and play, all the things! If I need you to move or adjust you, I'll let ya know!
In the event that the kids are absolutely miserable, kicking and screaming and just NOT having it, we can discuss rescheduling for a different day, all of which is laid out in your contract. We want your photos to turn out the absolute best!