The hardest question everyone asks themselves after booking a photo session is: "What will we wear?". I totally understand! And I'm here to help!
When you start styling your session, I suggest starting with Mom and then working out from there. Whether you want to purchase all new clothes, or you want to use that dress you love, it's a great place to start. You don't have to start with mom's outfit though. Just pick one item first. Then you can pull your colors and textures and build up from that starter piece. Another good starting point is to think of the colors in your home (these images will be on your walls after all) or maybe your favorite color, then go from there.If you have a child aged 6months-15 years, I have a luxury dress closet as well as over 100 stunning head pieces! I have a great selections for boys as well. Should you choose your own wardrobe, here are a few things to keep in mind:
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I like to start my sessions about 1 hour before sunset, and they usually last roughly an hour or so. I have a few locations picked out at the beginning of each season, and you'll get to pick from those. But if you have a spot for your session in mind (maybe it's special to your family, or you just love the way it looks) I want to know! I love going to new places and experiencing new things. And adding that special element to your session is what makes it more unique. If your session is with our horse, then it will take place on our farm. Before we start, I like to give you a few moments with Jake (the horse/unicorn) so everyone is comfortable around him.
The week or two before your session, start bringing me up in conversation. You can refer to me as Katie Jean, Katie, or even just the photographer lady. Tell your kids about the fun adventure we'll be having. I am totally not above bribery. A fun ice cream date after our session is always a big hit. Just make sure you let the kids know we're going to have fun! If they get worried about behaving perfectly then it will show in the images. I love taking time to connect with your kids to get those fun images of them.
Tell dad we're going on an adventure too! Let him know that all he has to do is relax and have fun loving on his wife and kids. Take the pressure off. He'll do great!
Relax! Pamper yourself. Get your hair or nails done (if that's your thing). Don't stress, and remember to just have fun with your family. This is the time to be your true self with your beautiful family, enjoy it.
I am here to help in any way that you may need, from helping with wardrobe choices, or deciding between whether or not to bring your child's lovey. I want to make this session awesome for you, and I love getting involved in all the details. So if you have a question about anything, please don't hesitate to ask. You can email, text (250-516-2737), or send a facebook message
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We did it! We created timeless heirlooms to enjoy for generations. But what is next?You will be sent a proof gallery where you can choose your favourite images. Once I receive your favourites, I will begin editing them in a fine art style.They will be edited to perfection and sent to you via online gallery.