Your photographer will meet you at the location chosen in your planning meeting, whether that is in our studio, outdoors or at your home.

What to expect


When working with kids, expect the unexpected! Seriously, though, it’s great to come into your photo session with a relaxed approach, and you can trust that we’ll be relaxed as well. Part of the fun of your photo session is doing things a little differently from at home, so we’ll often play a few games to warm up.

Depending on the kids ages, props can also be great fun to include in your photo session, for both looks and activity! If you have any particular concepts or ideas you’d like to include, be sure to let us know and we’ll have a great time playing with them. Other typical features of your photo session include:

  • Lasts 1 – 2 hours
  • May include a couple of outfit options / combinations
  • Snacks and rewards for the kids are welcome!

What to wear


Opinions vary widely about what to wear for photo sessions, and at the end of the day it is up to you. However, I find two essential ingredients when it comes to planning your outfits are:

  • You feel good in what you are wearing, and
  • You feel like your (best) self.

Following those two points, some general guidelines include avoiding merchandising / strong branding that might distract from the faces in the portraits, making sure the outfits of various family members don’t clash with one another and including layers or accessories for variety.

For more ideas, various tips and general inspiration, pinterest is a great resource! Just remember, at the end of the day the aim is to completely love your portraits. Your opinion is the one that matters most!


When we get together for your planning meeting, we will also help you consider the location in your home where you will display your images. The colours and decorating style in your home can also guide you when selecting your outfits for the session itself.

What to bring

  • A sense of fun and playfulness
  • Favourite toys, comfort blankies or teddies
  • Dress ups and props that your kids love to play with or wear


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