Location Once you’ve scheduled your session, you’ll need to think about locations.These can be anywhere in the extended Madison Wisconsin area. Your home, backyard, a park, an urban city street, or a rural spot out in the country . I suggest a place you love and identify with. One thing that needs to be remembered is that I’m a natural light photographer, so I need light. If your session is in your home think about the rooms in your house that receive the most light at the time of your scheduled session. In order to use the best available light, I might ask you to temporarily move furniture. If the session is outside, open shade works best. If you have any (or many!) ideas for locations and posing during the session please share, as many times these make the most natural portraits. I am a flexible person, open to suggestions.
What to Wear Wear your favorite clothes and jewelry, the things that you feel good in. If you are not quite sure what would work best, feel free to bring a couple outfit alterations. I must recommend foregoing short skirts, as these make posing difficult. Hats make for cute photographs. Babies can be photographed naked or wearing just a diaper. Be sure to dress them in loose fitting clothes before the session to avoid sock marks and such. Families don’t need to feel like they should all wear the same color. Just make sure that colors coordinate well enough and do not clash. For inspiration, visit my Pinterest board.
My goal is to capture the true you. That said, I strive to capture your natural expressions, lovely smiles, quiet and playful moods. Let your child explore his surroundings naturally and do not pressure him for a smile or pose. This helps take stress and nervousness away from children. Seniors, couples, moms and dads, I always encourage your creativity. I want you to make your photos, YOU! Please speak up if you want to try something creative!
Post Session Approximately 1-2 weeks after your session, an online gallery will be available to view and place your prints order from.