What to expect & wear

During your session you can expect a relaxed, quirky and always  fun atmosphere.  I want you to feel at ease and enjoy yourself, you and your family are my stars and my attention is solely on you!  I like to get to know my clients and capture their true personalities. With families and children you can expect both posed shots and candids.

Child and Family Sessions:

Please expect to take breaks if infants and small children are involved. Infants often need breaks to nurse or feed and just get some love from mom and dad. Toddlers sometimes have meltdowns and don’t want to cooperate. That is okay! This is expected with children of this age and this is the norm with sessions with small children.  Don’t get frustrated if your kids misbehave or have no interest, I’m OK with it and it’s my job to make it work.

With small children it is a good idea to bring their favourite snack and/or toy(s).   Sometimes the best shots are of your child being natural and playing with mom, dad or siblings. They also come in handy if your toddler has a fit and just needs a break to play.  Breaks are very important! 😉

Newborns:

With newborns you might want to have a change of clothing as it is almost impossible to avoid accidents such as spit up or getting wet with a naked baby. So, don’t worry, this too is expected and I will have several blankets on hand for infant sessions to swap in/out. Make sure to bring extra wet wipes and diapers.

Newborn sessions typically last three hours, so please plan your day accordingly.  They are usually scheduled either early in the morning (9AM) or later in the afternoon (3PM) to avoid unwanted lighting changes.

The studio is kept at a warm 25C+ to keep your baby nice and warm while in the nude.  Parents, I suggest dressing in layers if it is a cool day so you can peel away the layers if you get warm (trust me, you will!  If parents and/or siblings would like to participate in the newborn session, we will get those photos taken care of first, so please let me know if you plan on participating.

Here are a few suggestions for what to wear/bring for your session…
(I will also have my collection of fun hats, headbands, accessories, blankets, tutus and newborn props on hand)

Newborns
-nude is best
-fun hats/headbands
-a simple onesy if you have a favorite
-For mom, a simple black or white tank, short-sleeved shirt or tube top is perfect. Simple is best, avoid patterns.
-For dad, a black or white t-shirt. For those dads that are comfortable bearing their chest please do because these can make for some of the most precious images with father and child.

Maternity
-denim jeans (maternity jeans or an old pair that you can button down or unzip for photos)
-basic tank top
-flirty sun dress
-white button down blouse
-bathing suit top and fun skirt (if the weather is warm)
-yoga pants
-just remember, simple goes a long way
-blocks that spell baby’s name
-sonogram photos(s)
-baby shoes
-special items you would like to be photographed with

Families and Children
-accessories, such as headbands, scarves, jewelry, jackets and hats can really add to your look
-avoid all white or all black color combos
-Avoid matching outifts, but rather try to find outfits that compliment each other
-Avoid clothing with logos and busy patterns that will distract
-Colour! Splashes of colour really make your photos pop!
-vintage outfits/accessories
-dress up shirts
-cowboy boots
-striped or patterned stockings/tights
-fun, flirty dress
-tutus
-props (if you have fun props, such as antique family items or items with special meaning you’d like included, please feel free to bring them)

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