We have another fun filled weekend of fall mini sessions in Chanhassen Minnesota this weekend. I always email this flyer out all my clients a few day’s before there session and I thought I would share it with all of you as well! Anyone who has thought about getting fall pictures taken or wants to book a photo session with me in the future here are some tips for you.
Mini sessions are short, lasting about 30 minutes each. The sessions are scheduled in time blocks and back to back and so there will often be other clients having a session right before and after your session so it’s very important to be on time. I recommend that you get there early, at least 15-20 minutes, to make sure you have time to find the location, park, get everyone out of the car, do last minute primping and find our meeting spot.
Plan your outfits along with shoes, accessories, hair style, etc. ahead of time. If you have an early morning shoot ant can be help to Iron and lay clothes out the night before. Bring snacks (non-messy) and something to entertain the little ones if you arrive early. If your little ones are slow to warm up it can be helpful to bring a favorite toy or lovey to help to comfort them and make things go more smoothly. As a last resort you can plan a bribe such as a “treat” at the end of the session to get through the shoot with some happy smiles.
For pets brining a favorite treat and toy also helps for getting them to sit, stay and look at the camera.
What Should we wear?
My best advice is to wear something that you love and makes you feel comfortable and confident. Tips: Fall colors are wonderful for fall photos and can work best as an accent color mixed with more neutrals. For example: use a bright red, yellow or orange accent mixed with a more neutral colors such as browns, creams, and greys. Coordinating family outfits always looks nice you don’t need matching outfits but having coordination colors in each person’s outfit helps to create a cohesive look. I recommend avoiding anything with big logos, words or characters on them. Solid colors work best but adding in a bit of coordinating patterns can help bring some texture to your photos; just try and stick to one or two patterns or textural elements because the patterns can easily become a distraction in the photos. Clothing with texture, such as knit sweaters, textured cardigans, and draped clothing photograph beautifully. Have fun with layers and accessories, such as scarves, vests, hats (that don’t cover your face), rain or fall boots, etc. These tips will help keep your photos timeless, but remember I want the photos to represent you and your family so if your family is colorful and fun and you want to come in with bright colors, patterns or characters go for it. I’m always happy to shoot a family in a way that will best represent their personality.
posing for your photos
Do you feel uncomfortable having your picture taken or feel awkward posing? You’re not alone tis is normal for most people so don’t worry about it. For me I like to casual poses that feel natural, where you just happen to be looking beautiful and surrounded by an amazing setting. I can direct your poses as needed, but please feel free to just be in the moment with your family, and let me capture those natural candid moments for you.
If you have any questions or want to run your wardrobe ideas past me? Please feel free to contact me! I’m happy to help!