What to Expect
Investing in a Family lifestyle photography session is exciting. It's not the same old pose, smile, and snap experience you've known for years. Families with young kiddos often find those old school sessions a stressfull event. But fear not, lifestyle photography is built for the chaos of a phrenetic family.
What should you expect then? My sessions are fun, relaxed, and focus on a natural unfolding of events along with some strategic prompting for success.
What to Wear?
We all know its Wisconsin, be prepared for changing weather. Beyond weather, I want you to just be you. Be comfortable and keep to your own style. That being said, there are some helpful hints to aid the family's visual cohesion.
- Comfy doesn't mean dress down. Fresh, clean clothes that fit and make you feel good translate well. Espeically for kiddos, find correctly fitted clothes rather than clothes 2-3 sizes too big.
Don't force clothes on the kids you know they won't like. Or clothes you are afraid they will mess up. That won't translate well to a harmonious family scene.
- Compliment don't Match. Matching everyone is passe. Add complimentary colors such as:
- light Blue, gray & blush.
- Warm: brown, orange & burgundy
- Denim, brown, cream & plum
- A Single color but differing hues, textures and patterns such as navy blue, slate blue, plaid, cable knits.
- Steer clear of graphic t-shirts, neons, and loud multi-colorfed patterns. Simple plaids are fine mixed with similarly colored solids.
- Freshen up. Make a great impact with new shoes, or adding colorful accesories such as head bands, hats and jewlery. But don't break the "be comfy" and "kid approved" rule.
- Dress for action. Keep in mind during the session we will be moving, laying on the ground, picking up kids, walking in fields. Dress in clothes that easily withstand activity & prevent worry of staining. White pants are a risk in outdoor environments except maybe beachside.
- Mom gets a new outfit if she wants because its her special day!
If you need examples of clothing Pinterist is a great resource. See below for additional help.