Welcome! So you booked your motherhood session. Now what? Below you will find all the info you need to prepare. If you have any questions, do not hesitate to shoot me an email. I am SO excited to photograph you and your little ones!
Location: Motherhood sessions will take place at Studio Sesh in downtown Howell. Address is 110 N Michigan Ave, Howell, MI 48843. It’s across the street from M Bakery (ya know that place all over Facebook with the monster milkshakes?) When you arrive at Studio Sesh, head up the stairs and Studio Sesh is the first door on your right. Come in the studio, put your things down and if I am with another mama, I’ll be with you soon! The studio has a restroom and changing area in the back if you need to use it :)
Length Of Session: Each session is 30 minutes. 30 minutes is plenty of time but I ask to please be ready to start on time. Plan for traffic or parking constraints (the studio is located in downtown Howell with street parking). It's best to arrive a little early. I find that if your children warm-up to their surroundings first, the session goes smooth!
What To Wear: Wardrobe should be comfortable and reflect who you are. Stay away from graphic tees and matching outfits. We’re in a comfortable, relaxed studio and your wardrobe can reflect that as well. Leggings and a tee shirt? Ok! Check out this Pinterest Board for inspiration. Need more help? I am happy to consult you directly on wardrobe if you are interested. Just let me know!
Props: I do not use props during my sessions, however if you have something in mind please let me know.
Prep your kids: To get the most out of your session, make sure that your little one has rested and has had adequate snacks and water. Prepare the child for the session by letting them know that a friend will be taking some photos of them, it's best not to surprise them. Remember that children are not usually fond of being told to pose or smile. It is best if we just give the children time to relax and try to capture their natural self. Try not to stress out about your child's behavior during the session. I know it can be difficult and frustrating if they are misbehaving. I promise your photographs will be 10x better if you can keep your cool, smile, and go with the flow :)
Dads: Consider leaving Dad at home for the session; some babes cling to Dad, especially if Dad is behind the camera making funny faces. Or send Dad to M Street Bakery and you can meet up afterwards … win-win! The goal of these sessions are capturing the bond between YOU and your kids. If Dad isn’t there, your kids will most likely stay close to you and only you. If you need an extra hand with your kids, let me know and I can come down to your car and help you - I don’t mind at all! Just give me a heads up!
Post-Session Expectations: Within 2 weeks of your session, a private, password protected gallery will be available to view your images. Your gallery will be available for viewing and downloading for 30 days. You may share your gallery link with family and friends. Please back-up your files. Your mini accordion book will be sent directly to your house - please allow 1-2 weeks after photo delivery to receive your book.
Feel free to email with any questions you might have. See y’all soon!