Children & Family

What should we wear?

     This is my most frequent question and my most favorite part of planning a session. We will have a pre session consultation, during that time we will go over what colors and styles will look best on you and your family.

How long will my session last?

     I have 3 different session collections for children and families. Your session will last 30-90 minutes dependent upon the collection you choose.

What happens if it rains?

     I pay close attention to the weather. I will not cancel a session until the day of due to weather because, Maryland. 

Where will my session take place?

     We have many outdoor options for you to choose from. When we meet in-person to discuss your session, we can discuss possible locations based on what you're looking for- park, city, garden, etc.

When will I see my photos after my session?

     Two weeks after your session we will schedule a reveal. We will meet so you can see all of your photos in person.

Do you sell print products?

     Yes! I prefer to sell print products to my clients over digital. I know my digital photos just sit on a computer or hard drive. Your family should display your beautiful family photos for everyone to see. 

Can the session be done at multiple locations?

     Yes, a $25 fee will be added for each additional location.

How many people can be included in the family session?

     My family session is for up to 5 people. A $25 fee will be added for each additional person. 

Can I suggest specific photos?

     Yes. While I don't guarantee any shot, I do like requests and input.

What if my child doesn't smile?

     We try catch genuine smiles and excitement. Try not to "train" your child to smile, this tends to lead to fake smiles. Instead, during our pre session consultation, tell me something about your child; what do they love? If your child still refuses to smile, it's okay! I'm here to capture your child's personality. In some of my favorite portraits the subject isn't smiling. 

What if my child doesn't cooperate or throws a fit?
     It is not uncommon for a kiddo to throw a tantrum during a session. That's totally fine and normal! Kids often stress out because they can sense their parents being stressed, or because they feel pressured to do something they don't want to do. Sometimes for no apparent reason at all!  In our personal experience, the best way to deal with it is to give the kid some time. Being harsh often only makes things worse, so we usually just let the situation play out, try to be as kind as possible, let the kid be a kid, focus on some other shots (mommy-daddy shots, other siblings etc.) and then get back to the child in question and try again. Not worth stressing out over at all. Sometimes bribes help too!

How do we prepare for our session?

     First and foremost, relax! As fun as your portrait session should be, we know they can be very stressful.