6 Tips To Help You Prepare For Your Family Photo Session

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1. Eat a good meal before your session.

Make sure your family, and yourself is well fed on the day of your photo shoot. I know I can get a little cranky when I’m hungry so I can only imagine how our little ones feel when they are hungry. If you know your little ones can’t make it through the entire session the please bring a snack for in between shots.

2. Get plenty of rest.

It’s best if you and your family are well rested in preparation for your photo shoot. This not only allows you to look your best, but it also helps the kiddos be on their best behavior and in a good mood. Speaking from my own personal experience with my own children, Sleepy Kids = Moody Kids 🙂 Depending on the time of day your session is will also depend on if your child, or you, needs to take a nap. Sleep is good and makes for great photos!

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3. Real Smiles are the best.

I love love love a genuine smile. Nothing can compare to it. Therefore, let’s leave the “cheese” at home. I know there’s a strong tendency to say it, but please don’t. All it ends up doing is giving a forced smile look in your photos, and we do NOT want that. Candid is the way to go. You can thank me later 😉

4. leave yourself plenty of time to prepare for your session.

I suggest laying out your clothes the day before your session, including shoes and accessories. Start getting ready with plenty of time before you have to leave, and inform everyone of what you are about to do so they aren’t surprised when they get there. The more prepared you are, the less stressed you will be for your photos.

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5. Coordinate your clothes without being matchy matchy.

Choose your clothes for you and your family, by first picking out colors that you like. Then move onto colors that you look best in. Because come on, you are going to have to look at these babies forever. Next, don’t put everyone in the same color. Having multiple colors gives the photo interest and gives it that extra pop it needs. Keep in mind that everything needs to go together, not necessarily match perfectly.

6. Choose the best time of day for your family

Typically the best time of the day for photographers is the first 2 hours after sunrise and the 2 hours right before sunset. Or, if it’s cloudy then any time of day is good because we don’t have to worry about shadows. Now, for you it’s totally different because you have to worry about bed times, nap times, cranky times, hungry times, etc. I totally get it. So, please if your children aren’t morning people then don’t schedule your session for first thing in the morning. You better believe you will never see my family schedule an early morning session. The photographer may get some death stares lol But, in all seriousness, you know your family best so schedule the best time for you and your little ones.

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Classic Newborn Photography Session ~ Sweet Baby Nolan ~ Austin Texas

I loved getting to know this sweet family and finally getting to meet sweet baby Nolan. Elizabeth and I met for our consultation what seems like forever ago, and before we knew it Nolan had made his debut mid August. He is such a doll and although he wasn’t a hug fan of me taking his picture, I still got some classic shots of him anyway 🙂 The photos turned out great and everybody was happy! I think my favorite has to be the family photo with brother Parker kissing baby brother on his head. It was the perfect photo, and I couldn’t have been happier with it. Thank you so much to this sweet family for letting me come into your home and take such sweet photos of your precious family.

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Cade’s Fall 1 Year Photos

My sweet baby nephew is about to turn 1 in November! I can’t believe how fast this past year has flown by. I was so excited when Lindsey asked me to take his 1 year photos, cause it’s literally been a year since I’ve taken his newborn pics.

He has changed so much over the past year but he really is the sweetest, happiest, easy-going, red-headed, blue-eyed baby I’ve had during a 1 year photo session. I think he must be used to getting his photo taken too because he smiled at me in almost every single picture!! My dream come true!

His momma had a certain image she wanted for the cake session, and boy was he the cutest thing you have ever seen! Below are a few of my favorites from the day.

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My Sweet Henley Baby in Austin, TX

My sweet baby, Henley Rose turned 10 months old on the 13th of this month. I can’t believe how fast time flies! We are so blessed to have this precious, little bundle of joy.

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For these photos, Nick convinced me to go to the land where he hunts out in Dripping Springs, and I couldn’t resist the fabulous opportunity that was sitting right in front of me. Beautiful, vast land that provided a remarkable setting for me to take photos of my sweet baby girl.

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She did so well while we were out there. Our kids love being outside, and apparently they start at an early age 🙂 Taking pictures of children is one of my most favorite things to do. There is nothing more precious than getting to look through photos of happy, smiling children. I love it!

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I would also love the opportunity to take sweet photos of your little ones.

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Cameron’s Busy Photo Shoot~Lakeway, TX

Last week I had an exciting photo shoot with sweet and excited little Cameron at The Hill Country Galleria. He is such a doll and literally walked around our entire shoot. LOL I definitely got my exercise in on this one. Even though he was a bit active, I’m so glad I got to meet the little guy, and I ended up getting some great shots because of it. Oh and I was quite impressed by how much Thomas The Train knowledge a 2 year old can retain. He pretty much knows the name of every train. He’s pretty awesome. Here are some of my favorites from his session.

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Audrey's Mini Session

Here is Audrey’s post from her mini session a couple of weeks ago. She has such the personality, and I got some cute pics because of it! Thanks Sabrina for asking me to take her pics 🙂

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Beautiful Family Session

Staci actually came across my FB page when I was running a special last year, and we just now got around to taking her family photos. Staci decided that she wanted to do them in Grapevine and I am so glad that’s where she chose. I love all of the architecture, as well as the train station and everything surrounding it. It makes for some really great backgrounds. But, with this beautiful family I’m pretty sure the background will be the last thing people look at. The Meyer family is blessed with two beautiful and well mannered children. I hope you love your photos as much as I do.