TIDY UP YOUR HOME!
Although this is very important, do not stress yourself out! The main thing is make sure your house is decluttered. Put toys in bins, shoes out of sight, clean off our counters. Make it look as neat as possible, and I know with little feet and hands around, its hard. This way, while we are shooting, I don’t have to stop and say, can you move that sneaker or ugly box, and I wont miss a moment happening!
Besides decluttering, give your floors a quick vacuum and your counters and tables a quick wipe, you never know where we will end up shooting.
Most of the time, if wanted, we will photograph on a bed, so make sure those beds are looking their best!
WEAR COORDINATING BUT COMFY CLOTHING
Wear something you are comfortable in, such as a pair of jeans and a cotton colored t-shirt. Coordinate colors that work well together such as grays and blues. Choose muted neutrals over bright colors. Also think about your style of your home and the colors in it. You want to fit in the atmosphere.
ROLL WITH IT!
This is a lifestyle session after all. It’s capturing your life, as it is right now! If your toddler won’t sit a certain way, do not sweat it! This is a fun session like no other! I will certainly give direction on each point during the shoot, but be yourself.
DON”T FORGET TO FEED YOUR KIDS & YOURSELVES!
Everyone is happier with food in their belly! Moms, Dads, Babies, and Kids! Allow time for yourselves ahead of time, to get some food in. If we need to stop for a snack for the kiddos, thats ok, it may make great shots of them helping you prepare it and interacting during their snack.
TAKE OUT FAVORITE TOYS!
Take out a favorite toy or two for each child. We will most definitely be shooting them at their best – playing!
WHO ARE YOU AS A FAMILY?!?
Think about your family for a few minutes. What are some of your favorite things as parents and as a family to do. Is it baking, reading books, dancing, cuddling in bed, playing on your playground? Tell me your top 2-3 things so we can make sure we focus on those. Not only those, but I want to capture your favorite moments!
Trust me, as a mom, you will not regret this! This is something you are going to treasure forever, and would be amazing to have one every year as an update. I literally cry of just pure love emotion every time I watch mine and realize THIS IS LIFE. Pure Life. Times are tough at times, a lot times, but we are BLESSED.
After each lifestyle session, you will get a slideshow video, with video clips from your shoot, and an 8×8 album with all of your images!
Im telling you, do not miss these opportunities before your kids grow up!