Hiring a professional photographer is an investment. The pictures you will come away with become more valuable as time goes by. You can’t bring back the time, and as we all know it goes by much too quickly. I’m here to help you remember everything about your kids – their crooked smiles, scrunchy nose grins and everything in between. I believe in capturing moments and memories that will take you back in time to all the things you forget too quickly. We’ll get a few posy shots to give to grandma, but the rest of the time we’ll just hang out and play. I live for those candid moments!
As the mother of two boys and having hired many professional photographers, I do understand the stress that can come about on the day of a photo shoot. Trust me I get it! This is where I come in. Text me about your wardrobe and we’ll come up with a plan together. Clothing makes a huge impact on your photos. Or, see clothing ideas below.
Don’t stress about the kids! Just make sure they are rested and fed, I’ll do the rest. I love getting to know the children. I have been around kids or taking care of them for as long as I can remember so naturally this just feels… well.. natural. The first thing I will do is introduce myself to them on their level. I will ask them questions and get to know them. All of this happens before the camera comes out of my bag. I know the importance of making a child feel comfortable in order to get those shots that makes them….them.
What to Wear
Don’t be afraid to incorporate some colors and textures into your session wardrobe. That’s what makes photos stand out and really pop. Always try and include a warm color in the midst of the cold ones, even something as little as a pink or red scarf, for example, will make all the difference. Check out my gallery for further inspiration. Try and stay away from too much black, busy patterns or big logos if you can help it. Bring your hats, jackets, jewelry, scarves, and cute shoes. Keep your body type in mind and stick to fitted clothes. Scroll down for outfit ideas for the entire family.
What to Bring
Please bring your child’s favorite stuffed animal or blanket to incorporate into the photos, it probably won’t be long until he/she grows out of it and it would be great to capture the memory of their first loving bond.
How to Prepare
For families with 2 or more children, (especially under the ages of 5) please bring someone with you if possible (Grandmother, Aunty etc.) for best results. It is very helpful to get the children’s attention and compliance during the session. Bribery works too! Bring some goodies.
We’ll have to work fast to satisfy their short attention span but plan an hour for the session. Make sure your children and husband are fed and happy before our session. Haha.
Remember to have fun and relax. I absolutely love children and photographing them is my favorite. I love the fact that they are completely themselves no matter what and 100% natural in front of the camera. Let their personality’s shine! Let me worry about the rest.
The location will be chosen by me, within Edmonton only. I will send you an email with the location closer to our session.
When Will You Get Your Images?
You will be given a link in 1-2 weeks to an online gallery to choose from. That way, you will never miss out on a smile or glance you love best, that I might not have chosen for you. You will be given another link to download your digital files with all printing rights once completed. Feel free to share and pass along to whomever you choose! I always try my best to stay caught up on my edits but please allow 5-6 weeks at the most for your completed photos. See you soon!