CHILDREN + FAMILY PHOTOGRAPHY PORTFOLIO
CHILDREN + FAMILY FAQ:
How long will our photo shoot take?
Most children + family shoots take about 1 hour, though there is no set time limit. While I am with you, I am all yours. As long as everyone is having fun, I will be there to capture every moment.
Where will we shoot?
Anywhere you'd like! Your backyard, living room, favorite park, or that pretty field just down the road. (Yes, please.) Please take a look at our favorite Portrait Photography Locations for a few more ideas. I'm also more than happy to help you pick a unique location for your shoot in Durham, Chapel Hill, or beyond the Triangle that will bring your personal vision to life.
What should we wear?
You can't go wrong with simple + classic. It is best to avoid being too matchy or wearing any visible branding. If you'd like to bring a few different clothing options to your shoot, or to discuss wardrobe with me beforehand, feel free! You can also check out our Child Portrait // Styling Tips for more advice on getting your little ones dressed for their photo session.
Do you have props that you will bring to the shoot?
I am not super big on using obvious props, but I am all for using natural, real-life items as props during my sessions - especially child & family shoots. Giving little ones something to interact & play with during a session can do wonders to help them come to life in front of the camera (& to help me better document their incredible personalities). Please take a peek at our Child Portrait // Prop Ideas for inspiration about incorporating items you might already have into your child or family session. I try to travel with a few items on hand, but if you would like me to bring a flower crown, knit blanket, or seasonal prop to your session, please let me know - I would love to do so!
Can we bring our pet to the session?
My goodness, please do! They are a part of your family. (And as an added bonus, they are often amazing subjects.) Just please let me know ahead of time, so that I can pick up the right treat.
When should we shoot?
Generally speaking, the best light for taking portraits is either in the morning or just before sunset. That being said, I can absolutely make any time work. I am happy to consider your + your child's schedule so that we can capture everybody at their best time of day.
What happens if it rains on the day of our session?
In case of rain or inclimate weather, we will reschedule for as soon as can be! I usually like to make this call either the evening before or morning of your session, because North Carolina can be quite fickle. I can't tell you how many times rain has been predicted for a session & then the weather has ended up being just beautiful.
Do you offer mini sessions?
I offer mini sessions on designated day/location twice a year [Spring & Fall]. (Mini sessions are announced on our blog, Instagram, & Facebook accounts so please do follow along there if you would like to know when the next mini session day will be!) Otherwise, I only book full sessions throughout the year.