Standing in front of a camera can be nerve-wracking enough, so I'm going to try and ease the stress by a giving you a few little 'cheat-sheets' for each type of shoot. Don't forget to message me if you have any questions and/or concerns about anything. I will do my absolute best to help in any way I can to make sure your shoot goes as smooth as possible!
For the first 'cheat-sheet', I'm going to go over a few helpful tips for those big family shoots!
Choose clothing carefully. Solid colors are always a safe way to go, however if someone in the family has a striped/designed shirt, just be sure to have the same color-scheme. Too many shirts with patterns can take the focus off of the beautiful faces.
Try to get enough sleep the night before and drink lots of water. Good hydration will help make your skin glow and will look amazing in the photos.
Keep makeup simple. If you use foundation, be sure it matches your face and any other skin that may be showing. (You don't want your face and arms to be mis-matching.) ;)
Be sure to allow yourself plenty of time to get ready. If you wait until the last minute and are rushing around, it tends to show. We want everyone to be as calm and care-free as possible.
If you have little ones in the family, feel free to bring snacks and anything that will help keep them happy. It never hurts to bring an extra set of clothes. (ya know, just in case!) Get them excited about the session! Having a stranger pointing a camera at them can be a scary thing, try and show them other fun family photos of other family members/friends. Maybe plan a special event afterwards that they can look forward to; head out to see a movie or grab some ice cream!
Above all else, just remember to have fun!! :)