Preparing For Your Session

 

Thanks so much for allowing me the honor of creating beautiful photos for your family. It is my hope that together we create not only awesome memories, but gorgeous, timeless images as well.

I love capturing families playing, snuggling, being goofy, and just loving on each other. I will always do my best to get that one desired shot of everyone looking and smiling at me, but will for the most part, be giving piggyback rides to your kids, encouraging dads to show off their kid-flipping skills, having little ones give moms their BEST hugs EVER, and fun stuff like that.

All sessions are shot in the evening for optimal lighting - the time frame of this will depend upon the season and the sun. We will discuss this more in detail if we haven’t already.

Please take some time to read through the following information as you prepare yourself and your family!

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What to wear for your family session?

As you think about your color palette, imagine your family being one complete piece of artwork. Each person/outfit will bring together a feeling of formality and coordination. Instead of everyone wearing the same shade of blue - think about what accent colors might look nice with said blue.

Layers are possibly the biggest difference between sessions that look great and sessions that look wow: little boys in a t-shirt, with a button up over it, along with a blazer/vest. Throw on a fun hat (bowler, fedora, stylish ball cap) and you're set! Little girls: same thing, leggings, fun skirt, tank with a sweater/cardigan and a tasteful (not too big and overwhelming!) headband.

Head to toe. Remember to dress down to you and your family's feet! No scuffed Reeboks for boys, but fun shoes like Converse, "boat" shoes, or boots. Same for girls, no Dora crocs, but more traditional Mary Janes or boots work best! Again, think coordinating without matching perfectly. Dads, instead of defaulting to a plain ole polo - look for fun colors, stripes, plaids. Texture photographs amazingly. Get creative!

Click here to view my Family Wardrobe Ideas Pinterest board.


MAKEUP ARTIST

For great results and to alleviate your worry, hire a professional makeup artist for your photo shoot to ensure you look your best and most confident self during your photo session.

My two go to makeup artist I’ve worked with and loved. Flawless work, personable and have great energy!

Krysta Medley

website: https://www.kcmedleymakeup.com/home

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/kcmedleymua

Whitney Elise

website: https://whitneyelisebeauty.as.me/schedule.php

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/whitneyelisebeauty/


LOCATIONS

A few of my favorite places I love to photograph families are Uptown Charlotte, the park very close to the studio or nature preserves. I am also open to locations of your choice.


Studio (Harrisburg, NC)

The perfect lighting and controlled temperature. No matter the weather.


Nature Preserve (Charlotte/Near Huntersville)

Lots of greenery in the spring and summer. Gorgeous colors in the fall.


Uptown Charlotte

There’s a lot of nice spots to photograph uptown to get that city feel. Uptown Charlotte is great because there is still lots of flowers and greenery in the spring, summer and fall.


Park (Harrisburg, NC)

Beautiful greenery and walkways.


If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to ask! Looking forward to meeting with you!