Be you. Be comfortable. A positive attitude is the best thing to bring and a smile the best thing you can wear!
Be yourself and comfortable! Be able to move, sit, walk, and breathe. If you don't like dresses, don't feel pressure to wear one!
Comfy, practical shoes.
A backup outfit if you're worried.
Choose maximum of 3-4 colors with 1-2 accents (ex. cream, mustard, rust, with green or brown accents). Neutrals with 1 or 2 pops of color works well! You can NEVER go wrong with neutral, natural tones (cream, beige, blush, etc.) - works every season!
Mix and match colors on top vs. bottom.
Clothes that fit properly and are appropriate for the season.
Wear thin layers if it's cold.
Flowy dresses photograph well.
Floral patterns and solid colors are always good choices!
Clean or manicured fingernails.
If you get a haircut, do so at least a few days prior to your session, not just before.
Clothing with logos, graphics, or fonts.
Hair tie on your wrist.
Cell phone, wallet, or keys in pockets.
Being matchy-matchy (ex. all in blue jeans and white t-shirts, all in buffalo plaid).
Cargo pants and shorts.
Small patterns (pinstripes, checkers, small plaid, polka dots).
High heels can be very difficult to walk in, especially in grass.
Loose, baggy clothing that doesn't fit well.
Clothing too short or tight (too clingy shows through in photos).
Clothes with stains, wrinkles, holes, etc.
Lots of things to carry (causes stress, slows pace, creates hassle for you).
Negative attitude. The more you relax, enjoy, and put yourself into it, the better the result. :)
DO NOT come to your session while sick. Please reschedule. If you show up sick/with a cold we will not proceed.
Dogs are welcome! Please chat with me beforehand for tips and appropriate locations. You'll need a friend to come along for help.
Be aware of undergarments and panty lines as well as details such as hair ties on your wrist.
Use the restroom before your session.
Glasses may create a glare.
Watch out for orange tanner and unblended makeup.
Consider wearing bug spray if needed.
Please do not bring extra people to your session. It creates distraction, wastes time, and causes discomfort. I promise you'll be fine and have fun without your friend watching beside me!
Bring along a change of clothes for after, just in case.
Some great places to shop for outfits are Amazon and Baltic Born. Pinterest is also full of wonderful samples.
Bring water, clean snacks, and special toys for kiddos.
I will direct children. No need to jump or yell to get their attention to you. I'll let you know when I need your help!
Be mindful to make the experience fun and low stress for children. Bribing and threatening won't be helpful. Let's have fun! If you act worried they won't cooperate, they'll prove you right. Positive mind and positive vibes result in a positive experience!
Have a clean face (no food, runny nose, etc.).
Let's play some of your favorite songs (I have my Spotify ready) during your session!
Trust me! :)
Relax, be yourself, and HAVE FUN!