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.

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 send a clothing guide to my clients and even help them shop so that they can look their best for their session!

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 get some good photos. And remember the session doesn’t have to be perfect the whole hour 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 2 days prior to your session.  Generally the evening before the day of your session I can decide if it needs to be rescheduled. I will prioritize the rescheduling of any rained out session, not to worry!

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 one week during which orders can be placed.

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