FAQ’s for Family & Children’s Sessions
WHERE WILL WE MEET?
My outdoor sessions are done on-location. We will meet at one of the locations I love shooting at or at a place that is special to you and your family. Child Milestone Sessions can take place in my home studio located in Channahon or at a location of your choosing within PBE’s shooting area. We will go over options during the “planning your session” stage.
WHEN WILL WE MEET?
Light is best in the late afternoon or early evening depending on the time of year. Also determining when your children are happiest is also a very important factor when scheduling the time for your session.
WHAT SHOULD I BRING?
Our time together is all about the things that make this moment in time worth remembering. Bring along your children’s favorite toys (squeaky ones to get the attention of the little ones) blankets or whatever you want to include in your session. I also have props I can bring to incorporate into the session as well if you are looking for something specific please let me know ahead of time.
WHAT SHOULD I WEAR?
Outfits should coordinate but do not need to be “matching” I also highly encourage wearing something you FEEL comfortable in so that comes through in your images. I suggest avoiding loud patterns or bright colors. Neutrals always look great and are such a classic look.
WHAT IF MY CHILDREN DON'T COOPERATE?
A lot of parents ask this and my response is always the same. Let them be who they are at this age. After all that is what you want to capture isn’t it? In 10-20 years you can look back at this time and I’m sure it will bring a smile to your face. Even when it seems to you as a parent that they are not cooperating we can still sometimes get some good photos. And remember the session doesn’t have to be perfect the whole session to get good shots of the family.
WHAT HAPPENS IF IT RAINS OR IS BAD WEATHER?
I will be keeping a close eye on the weather forecast 1-2 days prior to your session. Generally the evening before the day of your session I will decide if it needs to be rescheduled, sometimes we can wait until the morning of the session. I want you to have beautiful photos, and unfortunately sometimes wind and rain happen and we shouldn’t try to push through as it can show in your photos and neither of us want that. If you are unable to do a new date, your deposit will be a credit to use with me in the future.
WHAT CAN I EXPECT AT THE SESSION
You can expect for everyone to have a good time! When children feel the pressure to sit still and smile on cue, they will often end up doing the opposite. Giving them the freedom to be themselves allows me the opportunity to document your family and their natural expressions and personalities.
WHEN WILL MY PHOTOS BE READY?
One to three weeks after your session, you will be presented with your fully-edited proofs in a private online gallery where you will be able to download your images and order prints. Your gallery will be live for two weeks and professional prints can be ordered and shipped to your home.