The most important thing in your image is the person that is in the portrait. clothing and props are secondary and should accentuate the person, not overpower.
To achieve this, we recommend solid colors. If there is more than one person, please be aware of the tones of the clothing. Monochromatic and tones that blend will look best in a group portrait. Stay way from strip plaids and bold patterns. This will detract from your finished image and it will be hard to focus on what is truly important in your image.
Long selves will also improve you image. Bare skin detracts form the image. We want all attention to focus on the subjects face. make sure you dress from head to tow. we will photograph full length poses as wall as close ups.
The age of your baby is the most important part of this process. Babies between 3 and 10 days old are the perfect age for a newborn session. After 10 days your baby will begin to “stretch” out and you will no longer be able to have the true newborn look. Images of the baby snuggled in a ball with their knees tucked will be difficult to achieve after 10 days.
Relax! Babies can sense your tension. We are accustomed to crying, feeding and mishaps that may occur during your session.
A sleeping baby allows us to create images for you on multiple sets, giving you more variety. When your baby is in a deep sleep, it is very easy for us to mold and move the baby into the perfect positions.
Many times we can use your hands to help hold your baby. This also will allow for intimate portraits of you and your baby without you being prominent in the portrait.
The style of your family portrait will be determined by the clothing choices you make. Most of our families prefer to dress casual but this is entirely up to you. Here are some tips to help you have a family portrait that will be one to cherish for years to come.
Plan your clothing colors to match the decor of the room in your home where your will be hanging your portrait.
Dress the family in similar color tones.
Lay the outﬁts on the ﬂoor or bed together. Make sure one outﬁt does not stand out in color or pattern more than the others.
Don’t forget your shoes will be in the shots.