Jessica Standish Photography » NEPA Photographer specializing in Newborn Photography & Family Photography

Session Info – Family

 

I know the idea of booking, planning and getting through a custom photo session can seem daunting, but fear not. I am here to help! I promise to guide you through the process, answer questions, and offer ideas from start to finish. I want your session to be enjoyable, and I want to capture you and your loved ones in your natural state. Not stiff and posed in white shirts and khakis 😉 There are tons of information sections located throughout my website, but this page is meant to bring all those links you might need that pertain to your family session.

First, I always recommend reading over the FAQ, What to Wear, Studio Info (if your session will be held there), and the Pricing page. All basic info that pertains to every session, but basic info you need to know none the less. This website migration is a continued work in progress, so I am always adding new information!

Second, I do suggest checking out my Pinterest board {here} for outfit coordination ideas. This part is typically the hardest part of a custom session, aside from deciding what to order!

Lastly, remain calm, and let’s have some fun 🙂 I know it can be stressful planning outfits, trying to make your little one “practice” their smile (please don’t!), planning around meals & naps. I can’t stress to you enough to just leave the stress at home. We want to focus on the fun exciting part of a photo session, if you and the kiddos are already so stressed from planning, and practicing, we lose the most important part! I want to capture you and your family as the real you, not the uncomfortable, stressed out, pained smile versions of you.

Now, in regards to prepping your little ones… or even not so little ones:

  • The first and absolute most important bit of advice I can give you in preparing for your little ones upcoming session is DO NOT for any reason miss nap-time that day if your little one is still napping! Nothing ruins the chances of a smiley, smooth running session more than a tired, sick, cranky little one. Please, please make sure that you schedule their session time around naps!
  • Secondly, make sure everyone is fed prior to the session. Don’t forget to bring along snacks!!! Consider a treat for the kiddos at the end of your session. Lollipops, a trip to the ice cream store, or their favorite pizza shop are great ways to entice them. When it comes to sessions, I am not above bribes for good behavior 😉
  • Diapers should be freshly changed at the start of the session.
  • Everyone should be warm. If we are going to be outside in the chilly months please plan your outfits accordingly. Dress in layers, add a scarf, vest, hat & gloves on super chilly days. Winter outfits are super cute for holiday photos anyway! In addition to that don’t forget tissues. Cold weather = runny noses, and watering eyes.
  • Hope Zenda

    Jessica,
    Love the work you did with a friend of mine, Charlotte Spak.
    I have a 12 month old and would love to get some outside pictures taken. I know its late in the season and I may be pushing it but wanted to see if you had any openings… While it’s still nice out?
    I can be reached at 570.417.3765
    Forty Fort, Pa

    Thanks! Hope ZendaReplyCancel

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