A photography session is an investment in your family’s memories. You will cherish the images captured of your children as they grow. Nicole’s style is relaxed and casual, stiff poses are avoided. I will take the time to get to know your children and let them get to know me. I do my best to keep the mood relaxed. Your session should be fun for everyone.
What to Wear
First and foremost wear something that you feel gorgeous in and you will look gorgeous in your pictures. Family sessions will want to dress cohesively. That doesn’t mean you have to be in a uniform of matching shirts. Pick a couple of your favorite colors and have those colors in each of your outfits. Look through my blog, my clients have done a fabulous job of dressing cohesively and fashionably of course!
I find that an outdoor, natural light location works best for most sessions. Children are most happy when they have room to run and play. Some suggested locations are:
- For a Garden style setting, I recommend Sherwood Gardens or Cylborn Arboretum
- For an Urban style setting, I recommend the character filled neighborhoods of Hampden, Mount Vernon, Federal Hill
What to expect during your session?
Your session will last between 1 and 2 hours long. The mood will be fun and relaxed. You will play and interact together and I will quietly observe and photograph. There will be no pressure and no worries.
After the session
Now that your session is over, I am sure you are so excited to see your pictures. Within 2-3 weeks, you will receive a link to your own private gallery of images from your session.
Newborn sessions are so fun and so special.
When? It is ideal for newborn sessions to be held within 1 to 2 weeks of being born, ideally 5 to 7 days old. We schedule those sessions during that time to ensure that we capture those curled up sleepy poses that define newborns.
Where? There is no need to clean your house; my studio is well equipped for newborn sessions. I have a variety of backgrounds, containers, baskets, and props and loads of gorgeous natural light.
How long? Your newborn session may last up to 4 hours. Don’t worry and don’t stress, I will take the baby off your hands while you sit back and relax.
What to bring? If you have any special blankets, toys, family heirlooms, bring them and we can incorporate them in your photos.
How do I prepare? When you arrive, loosely diaper and swaddle the baby. I will begin setting up while you feed the baby. Once the baby is asleep we will start taking pictures.
Scheduling and Availability
Sessions are usually scheduled 1 to 3 months in advance. To book a session, a non-refundable deposit is required to hold the date. It should be received within 7 days of scheduling; otherwise the date opens up again. Rescheduling is fine as long as it is within 24 hours in advance. A no show results in no refund. If you have any other questions or to schedule a session, contact firstname.lastname@example.org