& Prep Guide
This is the hot spot to figure out the how's and what's of getting ready for your session.
I really want you to feel comfortable and informed on what your options are and how to be the best prepared for our time together!
Below you will find suggestions that will help us get the best images together, along with a styling guide to help you get ideas to coordinate outfits, and to even purchase items if you would like to.
If you have ANY questions, please don't hesitate to ask and we'll iron out any wrinkles you may have in this process.
It’s crucial that you are well rested the day of your session.
You want you to look your best, and getting enough sleep the night before is an excellent first step. Allow yourself extra time to perfect your wardrobe, style yourself, and travel. I recommend arriving for your session early. You can take the opportunity to enjoy a few moments of relaxation before we begin.
It is not necessary to accessorize with props unless we’ve already discussed it.
As you know, I specialize in creating timeless portraits. I find keeping themes simple allows for real moments, expressions and interactions.
I recommend having your hands free throughout the session.
I’d prefer not to have you carry extra clothing, a purse, drinks, or anything else. You can leave these items at our starting location, most likely in your vehicle. We can come back half-way through the session to change and freshen up.
Throughout your session, you’re encouraged to embrace whatever mood you’re feeling.
Feel free to relax, laugh and have a good time. Portraits are best when you are yourself. It’s important to remember - just because there is a camera pointing at you, you don’t have to look at the camera. Sometimes the most meaningful images are when you’re enjoying a moment instead of posing.