Morehead City, NC
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. The possibilities are endless! 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, I suggest you will bring 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 clothing ideas, so I thought I'd include a bit of information on the topic. The main guideline that you want to keep in mind as you plan your outfits is this:
COMPLEMENT & COORDINATE BUT DON'T GET TOO MATCHY!
Find a colour palette that you love and choose outfits that compliment each other without looking too matchy-matchy. Everyone will have a unique look without clashing in the photo. You can choose to do neutrals with a few pops of colour 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 colour palette and everyone else's outfits from there.
If you have a fun patterened 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 fabulous 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 backdrop 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 leaves, 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:
Be aware of any tan lines and how those will look in your chosen outfit
And 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 favourite 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 post a few sneak peek photos on my facebook page within 48 hours of our session. I will aim to have your gallery portraits edited and ready within two weeks of our session. You will receive your photos in a personalized, private, online gallery. This allows for the quickest delivery of the images, for you to easily view and share your photos. From there you are welcome to order print products through me, or you can look after creating prints with your own preferred lab. You have full printing rights to these digital images.
Thank you for taking the time to read through the details of my family sessions, and answering my questions! If you have any questions at all, please let me know and we can discuss them via email, over the phone or in person. I'd be happy to answer them!
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I began my journey in photography over 10 years ago after my son was born and I would have never dreamed that I'd be sharing my passion with other families today.
As a photographer and a mom, I understand how easy it is to take quick snapshots of our children and families with our phones, but I still believe in the value of a quality, printed photograph. It's more than just a piece of paper or an album with images on them. They are memories of our past that should be displayed in our homes and passed down through generations.
Whether it's capturing the details of a brand new baby, the milestone of a first birthday or a family portrait, I feel that it is so important for us as parents to document these fleeting moments. My goal is to share my passion with others and to create portraits of life's most cherished moments. Take a look around and feel free to contact me to start documenting your story today.