Thanks for considering me to document your family vacation on the Crystal Coast! I really look forward to photographing your session. Please take a look at my Pinterest board for clothing and location ideas.Review it and let me know if  you need help with anything.

We are tentatively scheduled for Oct 17, 2018 at 9:30 AM. Your contract is completed and ready to be signed. You can make a payment to book your session. Your session isn't booked until your contract and session fee is received. Follow the link below to view all your booking information. For payment, you can make a payment via credit card.

What to Expect

My family sessions are typically 1 hour in length. These sessions are designed to capture the whole family! Which means that any and every combination of people you want in a photo together will happen during your session. In my ideal session we will begin with some posed portraits. Then I'll encourage a more relaxed portion of our session, to give you a chance to have fun and make some new memories while I capture some candid photos.


If you have young children, you may consider bringing a few props along with you to our session.  Small chairs, crates and blankets are often a nice addition with little ones. Let me know if you need me to bring any of these ideas.


I'm often asked for ideas on what to wear, so below are a few suggestions. The main guideline that you want to keep in mind as you plan your outfits is this:




Find a color palette that you love and choose outfits that compliment each other without looking too matchy.  Everyone will have a unique look without clashing in the photo. You can choose to do neutrals with a few pops of color or a softer palette that has different ranges in tone of the same shades.





I always suggest that the woman (especially mom if it's a family session) choose an outfit she feels confident and beautiful in. Then plan the color palette and everyone else's outfits from there.


If you have a fun patterned outfit you would like to use, limit it to one person. That way they will pop and still coordinate with everyone else.  Multiple patterns can look busy, and this way they won't be competing with one another.


Add dimension and interest by mixing up the texture of the clothing material and accents.


Feel free to bring cute little accessories such as scarves, hats, belts and basically anything with a nice texture. Accessories can pull together an outfit and make it look complete. Plus by switching up accessories and layers, you can get multiple looks without having to do complete outfit changes.


Keep our location setting in mind when choosing your clothing. If we are on a beach, aim to dress in clothes that are light and flowing. If we are surrounded by trees, layering in great textures is a great option.


Most importantly, be sure to wear clothes you feel comfortable in. Your confidence will really shine through in your photos!


Try to Avoid:

Large logos

Large text

Neon colors

Be aware of any tan lines and how those will look in your chosen outfit

If you feel like you are in need of assistance, I am happy to help you!  Arrange your outfits on a large bed or on the floor, and then send me photos of your favorite combinations.  We can work together to ensure we find the perfect combination!

Delivery of Images

In regards to your photos, as I sort through all of the images from our session, I choose to edit the ones that best represent you. I love to give you the images where there are beautiful expressions, and priceless moments being captured. While I do not edit and/or share every image from our session, I do strive to deliver the best photo(s) of each pose.


I will aim to have your gallery portraits edited and ready within two weeks of our session. You will receive your photos in a private, online gallery. This allows for the quickest delivery of the images, for you to easily view and purchase your photos. If you purchase digital downloads, you have full printing rights to the purchased digital images. If you are creating a wall portrait or prints to be displayed in your home, I highly recommend that you purchase prints through your gallery. Printing your photos through Susan Yates Photography guarantees that your are investing in professionally printed photos on the world's finest photographic paper and handled by a team of experienced color technicians that provide superb color management so that each and every print looks picture perfect.

Session Details

I always enjoy exploring new locations for portrait sessions.  So I am happy to meet you at a location of your choosing!  Or I can make a few suggestions, if you're looking for some assistance in deciding.


Do you have a location in mind for our session? Or would you like a suggestion?*

What is your phone number? Please include your cell phone number, in case I need to contact you on the day of our session.*

How soon would you like to book our portrait session?*

In a normal week, on which days is your family available to meet me for a session. *







When considering a time for our session, I suggest meeting in the hours near sunrise and sunset, as the light is most flattering during this time of day.  However, if that is not an option, I am happy to meet you at a time that is most convenient for your family.  


Would you prefer to meet in the morning, afternoon or evening for our session?*

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Morehead City, NC

P. 252.646.3994

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