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I look forward to photographing your family! 

Your session will take place at: 



 

I wanted to give you a little more information about the session, what to expect, and a couple of helpful tips:I am a lifestyle family photographer, which means that you will get a good combination of posed family photos as well as those fun candid moments. Typically with little kids, I like to play around with them and make sure they are having fun. Having three kids myself, I know how stressful sessions can be and I want to ensure that your session is fun and stress-free for both the kids and parents. 

What to expect: 

  • My goal for every family session is that they are fun, laid back and enjoyable! 

  • I try to keep kids entertained and engaged through the session with a mix of candid photos and posed portraits. A lot of times we make a game of the posed photos to ensure genuine smiles! 

  • If your little one is having a hard time, we tend to go on little adventures in your location or take snack breaks. Sometimes they just need a little rest from the camera. So I will have parents show them flowers, rocks, trees, etc. and take candid photos of the interaction. 

  • I will have you tickle your little ones, give them kisses, toss them up in the air and genuinely interact with them. If you have older kids, I will have them hug mom and dad. Eye rolls might ensue but genuine interaction is key. 

A couple of helpful tips:

  • Bring a favorite snack to the session as well as some water for them to have. 

  • If you have older kids, make a little date after your session to go out for ice cream, pizza or do something fun. I have found that my own kids tend to cooperate better when they know we will have ice cream after the session. 

  • Bring a prop or toy for the little ones. For example, bubbles, teddy or their favorite toy. For some toddlers they may need to hold something to feel comfortable. 

What to wear: 

  • Find outfits that coordinate but don't completely match

  • Choose 3 to 4 colors that are mostly muted but with pops of color 

  • Add varying textures, it helps to break up your pictures, so you are not a sea of white t-shirts and jeans (remember that trend from the 1990's?!) Texture can be as simple as a rib knit dress or even adding layers. 

  • Stay away from loud colors (neons), busy patterns and big logos. For the most part, it is best to wear small patterned clothes.

  • Don't be afraid to layer with jackets, sweaters, scarves and necklaces 

  • I have put together a little Pinterest board of outfit ideas if needed: https://www.pinterest.com/dominikaphoto/what-to-wear-family-session

Lastly, what to expect after your session: 

  • You will have your full online digital gallery within two weeks of your session date. The gallery is password protected but you are more than welcome to share with family. 

  • You can download images directly from the gallery onto your phones and computers. 

  • You can expect 20+ images from your session. I don't have a cut off amount, the only images that get erased are blurry ones, duplicates or ones with closed eyes. 

  • I convert about 25-30% of your gallery to black and white. I personally love timeless black & white images. If you would like any conversions from color to black & white or vice versa please let me know. 

  • You will have the rights to print your images on your own, however the online gallery is linked to a professional lab. I always encourage clients to purchase prints through the lab as their quality is amazing and best of all, the prints are competitively priced. If you would like to print on your own, please know that some places like Walgreens or Target don't keep up with their printers as much as a professional lab does, so what you see on screen might not match up to what you will see printed. 

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