3 tips to get ready for your Portrait Session

Most of the time, we think the most important thing about getting a family portrait is to decide when, where and who will do our photos,and other "big questions" however, we often forget about all the little details that pop up when the day arrives. I firmly believe in the importance of being prepared for your session in order to make it memorable. Here are 3 tips:

  • make a day of it! In other words, don’t be rushed and don’t stress. Think of it not only as a day to capture memories, but as a day to make more memories. Most of the families schedule their session on weekends because there is no school and no work and that’s great! Don’t schedule any other appointments that day; my client usually go to the beach or a restaurant when finished!

  • Choosing the attire. When people ask what they should wear my answer is always the same, make sure you feel comfortable and pretty. I recognize this part is the hardest one. Please don’t feel like you have to spend hundreds of dollars buying a new wardrobe for the entire family. Check your closet, grab your favorites and get creative making combinations. Just keep it simple.

  • Check all the routes from your place to your session’s location to avoid wasting time in traffic. If you’ll have a professional make up artist, tell her or him what time you should be ready so you have plenty of time to enjoy your make up session. (Believe me, you’ll chat a lot with the makeup artist so factor in a few extra minutes). Ask for help to get the kids ready while you are out getting your makeup or hair done and always, always feed your husband before the session!