Before the shoot we discuss what to expect and any concerns you have. We talk about clothing, hair, location and what to bring. If you have anything specific in mind, I love to hear your ideas.
All shoots are done outdoors to take advantage of the natural light and unconfined space. It is low-key and relaxed. I have fun with your children. Infants that cannot sit up are best photographed at your home where they are comfortable and we can take feeding/diaper breaks when needed. Pet shoots are usually done at your home and make use of available window light and outdoor light depending on the pet.
Children & pets are unpredictable, so I take as much time as needed during the shoot. We stop for breaks and snacks or whatever it takes to unwind if those “stressed-out” moments should occur. Although a typical shoot takes 1 1/2 hours, I don’t put a time limit on capturing the kind of images you have come to me for.
When photographing siblings, I will do together shots as well as individuals. This ensures a nice selection for framing options later on.
WEATHER & ILLNESS
Like children, they are equally unpredictable. There is never a problem if we need to reschedule due to rain, cold, excessive heat or a bad runny nose. To get great, natural shots of your children, they need to feel well and be comfortable. I prefer to reschedule than do a shoot in less than optimal conditions. I will always call you the day before the shoot to confirm and talk about weather and how your child is feeling.