About Your Shoot
I am quite excited for our upcoming shoot. There is NO NEED to be nervous about doing a shoot with me. This page may answer a few common questions you may have about the shoot so you can feel totally comfortable in front of the lens.
What To Wear
The most common question my clients ask me is what to wear. Fortunately, we can make almost any thing work well, so don’t worry about it too much.
In general, plain-colored clothing photographs the best. If you have a design or graphic on your shirt, it can distract the viewer from seeing YOU--the star of the photo. If you don’t like wearing plain-colored clothing, consider clothes that would distract the viewer as little as possible. When dressing a family, outfits in complimentary colors tend to make for pleasing photographs. Don’t feel as though family members must be dressed in identical items (such as white t-shirts and blue jeans), unless that is the type of look you specifically desire in your photos. Women often like to bring scarves or jewelry that can change the look of an outfit on the fly to try different things. If you wear make-up, feel free to wear what feels right for you.
A Client’s Guide to Posing
Not to worry! I will come prepared with an idea of several posing options I think may work well for you or your family. However, if there are specific types of shots you’d like to try, please let me know what YOU are hoping for in your session. I find that different clients have different approaches to how they like posing to flow. Some clients like to have a hand in the posing and work with me to get the best poses. Other clients aren’t sure what to do and would just like me to explain to them exactly how to stand. I am always shooting with my mind on what types of images I would want to hang on my own walls.
A Parent’s Guide to Children’s Photography
Kids can be shy around cameras too. Even the biggest “ham” of a child can clam up when there’s a new person with a camera in front of them. As a photographer, I appreciate the chance to develop my own rapport with your child during our session. Often they just need time to warm up to the experience. When the parents are relaxed, it takes pressure off the child and everyone has a lot more fun. If I need your help, I won’t hesitate to ask you to jump in and give me a hand with a particular shot I’m hoping to achieve. Otherwise, don’t stress yourself out as the parent either. Have faith that we will get some fantastic “keeper” images the grandparents will be proud to show off, even if you feel like your child isn’t “cooperating” initially.
Looking forward to the shoot!