Thank you so much Charlotte for your kindness, patience and for working with me to help coordinate your family session. We had to reschedule several times with in the month of May because of all the rain we’ve gotten here in the midwest. It was a pain in the behind but we made it work and I’m so glad we waited! We ended up in Libertyville when the original plan was to have pictures done in Long Grove. Just look at how beautiful her family pictures turned out! I always say “things happen for a reason” a good reason!
I want to talk about how you can prepare for your family sessions with me and what to expect. This session is a good example of what to wear and how to pose for me. The first picture was one of the warm up shots. I ended up keeping it because I loved it so much. I love it when little ones bring along their favorite stuffed animal for security and comfort. We start with a 10-15 min warm up. The warm up is really important and I don’t recommend you missing out on it. I ask my clients to arrive 15-20 mins early and to please arrive on time.
When choosing outfits keep it neutral. It will compliment the outdoors. Popular colors are white, tan, brown, blue, green, yellow, blush pink, (my favorite color right now) and even black is classic. Add a splash of color by coordinating accessories like a statement necklace, earings, cute boho hat or scarf. Another helpful tip is layer. Layering means adding a cardigan, blazer, scarf, and even a jean jacket. Keep it simple. Less is more.
What you can expect during the session? Well, what do you think? lots of laughs and fun of course! I will help guide you and teach you relaxed and simple poses.
I like to do a variety of portraits and break them down into categories. Family all together, Mom and kiddos, Dad and Kiddos, Only Kiddos, Dad with each kiddo, Mom with each kiddo and even Mom and Dad alone. If grandparents are tagging along for moral support I don’t mind including them like I did here. This session was a Christmas gift from Grandma. It was my pleasure to include them and be part of the memories.
If you’re looking for an updated family portrait or if you never done portraits and want too. Please contact me. I’m here to answer any questions you may have and would love to meet you one day!