How to Prepare For Your Session
So the day is finally here for your Lifestyle Photography Session. Here are some tips to make this a day to remember and to capture moments that you will treasure forever.
How to Prepare the KIDS
Make sure they are rested.
Make sure they are fed!
Tell them what we will be doing, and make it sound exciting!
Make this exciting for them – consider a reward/something fun for afterwards (never bring it out till the end).
Let them be little! Just give them grace to be little, and know I will capture their personalities no matter what.
How to Prepare MOM
Make enough time to prepare on the day of your session, so you don’t feel rushed and anxious.
Let go of your need for perfection. This is the biggest anxiety for most moms. It’s ok if your kids aren’t “perfect” during our time together.
Don’t worry about your kids not giving me their “real smiles.” Most of the time, being told “not that smile, your REAL smile!” only makes it worse... So, don’t worry. I will work hard to get them laughing and will be sure to capture them at their best!
How to Prepare DAD
Make sure he is rested and fed – Haha! But really... rested and fed applies to the grown-ups too!
Show him a few of your favorite pictures from my blog/website so he can see the relaxed nature of my work. This will help him know what to expect.
Let him know that the best thing he can do is to just enjoy his family- and let ME do the work. The pressure is off.
Let him know how much this means to you, and that you’re glad he is willing to be such a team player for one hour! (You might have to reward him as well)