Clothing should be kept comfortable and simple for everyone with minimal patterns. Solid colors in neutral tones are ideal for complimenting skin tone, hair color and eyes. Classic styles such as jeans, khakis, overalls and sun dresses are perfect for keeping your portrait from "out-dating" itself. Patterns and textures can be interesting in a family portrait as long as they all compliment each other. Lori is happy to provide a complimentary consultation by phone, Zoom or in person if so desired. Shoes should be clean and not distracting from the rest of the photograph. When working with multiple children, clothing should be coordinated for the best results. Hats, scarves and funky textures can be a lot of fun as well.
***Please consider the time of the day your child/children seem to be most awake and happiest when reserving a session appointment.***
Toddlers (and other busy ages)
Toddlers are one of our favorite age groups to photograph. They are full of special qualities and have some of the most unique personalities of anyone we have ever met! During your toddler's session, please remember that we know toddlers and who they are at this age. Don't worry if your toddler has been shy with other photographers. We will do our best to be patient, understanding, caring and ready to capture their uniqueness during this time in their lives. And mom's, please don't feel stressed if your toddler cries or gets upset. We always allow plenty of time for snacks, playing and even some cuddling time with mom. we prefer to concentrate on the child. We also encourage you to bring along personal items of your child's such as a favorite toy, blanket or teddy bear.
Hair & Nails
Haircuts: at least 1-2 weeks prior to session Nails: 1-2 days prior to session