Be on the same page as your photographer. Our photographers WANT you to be happy with your final product. But believe it or not, they can’t read your mind. It is best to talk to your photographer, ask questions and get involved. If you have ideas – lay them out up front. It may be too late if you wait until the end. If you have an example of something you would like to include, they would love to see it. We welcome you to bring your own props, blankets, or toys to personalize your portrait. If you don’t like a pose they are suggesting, don’t be afraid to let them know. They won’t be insulted. They understand that everyone is different, and what works for one person won’t work for others. Feel free to come in early or before the day of your session to talk with your photographer. After all, two heads are better than one.
*Pick out clothes and make sure they are clean and wrinkle free before picture day.
*Plan to arrive early so you aren’t stressed if you get stuck at every light on the way in.
*Laugh off the things that aren’t going perfectly. The picture with your child making a funny face might end up being your favorite. Capture your family the way it really is, rather than forcing the perfect family photo.
*If the tension is creeping back up… take a deep breath.