To ensure everything runs smoothly and you feel utterly prepared, here's our comprehensive checklist that covers every aspect of your upcoming portrait session.

Things To Do Before Your Session:

  1. Glam Time: Treat yourself to a bit of pampering before the big day. Schedule those hair, nail, and makeup appointments, ensuring you're feeling and looking your best.
  2. Outfit Planning: No last-minute outfit stresses! Plan your family's wardrobe at least a week ahead. Don't hesitate to shoot me a text with photos if you need help deciding – I'm here for you!
  3. Prepare the Kiddos: Keep the excitement alive for your little ones with laid-back references. Let them know it's a day of hanging out with a friend Miss Trisha (that's me!) and playing. Keeping it light and casual works wonders, especially for our shy stars.
  4. Props and Preferences: Got a special quilt, a favorite stuffed animal, or a specific photo idea in mind? Let's brainstorm and make sure we're all on the same page to capture those meaningful shots.
  5. Review My Emails: I've sent you some valuable resources – links to blog posts, the Session Guide, and Wardrobe vision boards. Trust me; they're filled with tips and info that'll make our session even more incredible.
  6. Well-Rested and Well-Fed: Ensure a good night's sleep and a hearty meal before the session. Happy tummies and rested smiles make for the best photos!

How to Dress for Your Session:

  1. Dress for the weather – comfort is key!
  2. Coordinate, but ditch the matchy-matchy. Think complimentary colors and earthy tones.
  3. No tennis shoes or shirts with writing, please!
  4. Be mindful of undergarments. Trust me, editing out bra straps is no one's favorite pastime.
  5. Ladies, consider medium or long dresses for that extra movement and flattering touch.

What to Bring to Your Photo Session:

  1. Personal touch-up items: A quick lipstick or hairbrush can be a game-changer.
  2. Snacks galore: Because snacks make everything better! And maybe a little bribery stash for the kiddos (shh, it's our secret).
  3. Walkable shoes: We might explore a bit, so comfy shoes are a must. Bring those wedges for the gram-worthy shots if you'd like!
  4. A change of clothes for the kiddos: Just in case our adventures get a bit messy – it happens, and it's totally okay.

How to Pose During Your Photo Session:

  1. Forget 'Cheese': We're all about those natural, authentic moments. No fake smiles needed!
  2. Interact and Play: Laugh, tickle, snuggle – let's capture those real, heartfelt connections.
  3. Stand close together: As close as possible, the more love, the better!
  4. Relax, slow down: Be present, don't force perfection. Fussy kids? No problem – we've got this!

What to Expect After Your Photo Session:

  1. Your work is almost done: Relax and let me handle the post-session magic.
  2. Gallery Ready: Expect your gallery within two weeks, showcasing the best of the best.
  3. Select Your Favorites: I'll provide a watermarked proofing gallery for you to choose your favorites.
  4. Enjoy Your Photos: Whether it's prints, framed photos, or canvases, let's create stunning artwork for your home.

And that's a wrap! I'm honored to be your trusted photographer and can't wait to capture moments that will become cherished memories. Here's to creating something beautiful, timeless, and uniquely yours.