Prepare for your visit

So, you’re thinking about scheduling a photo session, but aren’t exactly sure how it all works. Well, relax. Soon, you’ll discover that the experience can be as memorable as the photographs that result from it.

Babies & Children
Schedule your session during your child’s upbeat time of day, after feeding or naps, when he or she is ready to light up the camera room with smiles. But be open-minded: often a frown or even a sleeping baby make for great photographs. The goal is to capture a variety of expressions. Something from your workplace or dad’s could make for a cute pose. Cook up another idea with pots and pans.

Family
You can easily turn your photography session into a family affair. Use it to mark a special occasion, like mom and dad’s anniversary. Or celebrate a family member’s military service by bringing a uniform or even a flag. Brothers and sisters always brighten up a camera room when they clown around. So bring along some family games. The goal is to capture a variety of expressions.

Maternity
If you want to be photographed during pregnancy, plan your session for the time of day you feel your brightest. If you’ll be posing with a newborn or toddler, schedule it during your child’s upbeat time of day, after feeding or naps, so he or she is ready to light up the camera room with smiles. But as mentioned before, be open-minded.

Couples
You don’t need a special occasion to be photographed with the one you love. But new photos are a great way to celebrate engagements or anniversaries – from first dates to first decades. Schedule your session like you’re planning a date. Follow it up with dinner and a movie. The point is, have fun. The more romantic your experience, the more heartfelt the expressions in your photographs.

Wedding
Get beautiful portraits taken of you looking your very best! On the day of your wedding, there will be time constraints; the bridal portrait session is your chance to relax and get comfortable with your photographer before the big day. When choosing the location for your wedding photos, think about what kind of backdrop would fit your personality. For example, a field or garden tends to look more casual, as opposed to an urban backdrop that is a bit more formal.