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Preparing for your session

THE BASIC ADVICE

AVOID CLOTHING WITH LARGE LOGOS

Please avoid wearing any shirts/t-shirts with large logos that are distracting (for example a big Nike swoosh t-shirt)

AVOID NEON COLORED SHIRTS

Please avoid neon colors, especially neon shirts as neon colors tend to reflect onto faces

BRING A SECOND PAIR OF WORN-IN SHOES (ESPECIALLY FOR THE KIDS!)

For your family photoshoot, you may have bought new shoes that your family members are wearing for the first time ever. Bring a pair of comfy shoes for your family members, especially the little ones, just in case their new photo-ready shoes are hurting their feet mid-way through the shoot.

EYEGLASSES & TRANSITION LENSES

Please let me know if anyone in your group being photographed wears transition lenses. When activated, transition lenses will shade the eyes. If you or your party member can substitute with contacts that would be ideal, if not, just let me know.

LET ME KNOW IF FURRY FRIENDS ARE COMING

Let me know beforehand if any four legged family members are going to attend our session. My suggestion here would be to bring someone you trust (who won't be in the photos) to bring your furry friend in and out of our shots and generally help attend to your pet!

THE SAGE ADVICE

Preparing the kids

Before our session

Please tell your kids they are going to meet me. Who my name is ("Miss Pam"), what I will be doing. Encourage them to smile, but don't push it, we want them to be as real as they can be!
If you want your children to wear something special, talk with the kids beforehand, and make sure to show them what they will be wearing; don't spring it on them last second. By doing so, they can get excited about their outfit (maybe hang it up where they can see it as it may generate excitement)

WHAT TO WEAR

Outfit Selection

Complementing and Co-ordinating each other

My advice is to coordinate your families outfits rather than wear “matching” outfits. Don’t be afraid to contrast complementary in-season colors and mix textures and patterns; keep in mind to always keep it tasteful and cohesive, and above all else, in your own style.

The best way to start is to find an outfit or a piece that you or one of your family members loves to wear (an outfit that makes you/them feel good) and start finding complementary colors/textures for tops/bottoms that work with that piece. There are endless possibilities, I've included pictures examples from my own sessions below.

My best advice...
I hope this all helps, and please don't let outfit selection stress you out. The last thing I'd want to see is you and your family in clothing that isn't "you" and that you aren't comfortable in. Your clothing choices are secondary to capturing happy and loving faces, so if you end up coming in something other than what has been advised on this page, then so be it!
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