Ten Things I’d Love for You to Know Before Your Family Session (PART TWO)

In last week’s blog post, I really went into how to get you and your family ready for your session so you will be as prepared as you can! This week will be more about what you can do at your session so you and your kids will enjoy it as much as possible and make memories that will last a lifetime!


SIX | Let the Kids be Kids

Like I’ve mentioned before, I aim to capture your children just the way they are! I want you to remember them when they are this little, not as perfect little angels, but as the monkeys they can be. If that means that one has a scuffed knee at the end of the session, that’s okay! If that means that another one gets a little dirty, that is alright, too! Photoshop is a lifesaver, and I will definitely do my best to deliver you images of your kids how you want to remember them. I also want to stress that I would love for you to focus on the experience, not your watch. If the session goes 20 minutes longer than we had planned; no big deal! I really don’t mind, unless I have somewhere I really need to be, but I always make sure that I have plenty of time for you.

SEVEN | Ignore me

This does not mean that you shouldn’t take my advise, or that you should tell your kids to not listen to me. 😉 What I mean with this is that once in a while, be the mom (& dad) that you are at home, and have fun with them. You will not regret it!

EIGHT | I’d Love to Include Your Life in Your Session!

If you have a family farm and your child has a pet calf, let’s include her in your session! It doesn’t have to be for the whole session, I’m not sure if they’re going to behave that long, but it could create some wonderful memories for your kids! An even better example of this is if Dad is in the army, police force, or fire department! To have a few images of him in his uniform with his little ones will definitely make for a wall hanger! If it’s a bit cold outside, another wonderful way to do this is to have an indoor lifestyle session. Baking cookies, singing around the piano, or even playing a puzzle are some easy solutions to anything that the weather can throw our way.

NINE | Invest in Prints

This one I cannot stress enough. The reason I wanted to be a photographer was to put beautiful images of my family on my wall. If you’re already spending the money on your session, why not spend a little bit more and create a beautiful album for on your coffee table?! Those of you who have enjoyed a session with me will know this already, but I provide a $100 print credit (yes, you are reading that right!)  with all my sessions! The reason for this is that I really want you to end up with prints on your wall that you can be proud of. When your family walks in and they notice, you’ll remember me and smile to yourself because you’re so thankful that you were reminded to have them printed! It would be a shame to let them sit in your online gallery, never to see the light of day. That being said, I often provide a few little extra surprises, which makes it even more fun!

TEN | Let’s Be Friends!

I started photography to learn how to capture my children so that we could remember them the way that they once were. I never thought I would make this my job. My decision was made much easier when I thought of how I could make a difference in your lives. The thought of potential relationships I could form got me even more excited, and now I have families whose lives I am a part of. I love sharing in your ups and downs, if you’re having a difficult time adjusting to the winter weather and need to get out, I got you, girl! Shoot me a message, and we will get together for coffee to catch up and hopefully make you feel better. I am personally invested in my clients’ lives, I want you to do well, and enjoy this time. I truly believe that God gave me this gift to make a difference, and while it’s not always obvious, I just want you to know that I’m here. No matter what!

To read last week’s blog post with the first five tips, click HERE!

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