Tips for a Successful Portrait Session
The following tips are provided for my clients to help you get the most out of your Portrait Session with Kelly Ann’s Photography. Find the type of session you have booked and read tips for scheduling, wardrobe, and more. For all scheduled sessions, please try to arrive on time. Arriving late to your session will prevent me from spending as much time with you as was scheduled for your session. The amount of time scheduled for your particular session will depend on the type of session booked.
Baby Time Portraits
For the newest addition to your family, timing is key. Please keep babies schedule in mind when scheduling your session. Babies respond best when well rested and toasty warm. If your session is planned here, prepare to be warm. If mom and dad are planning on being in the picture, please either come to the session wearing a long sleeve black shirt, or bring one along with you. This will enable me to capture some precious, creative moments of your family. If you have questions about this request, please feel free to call or email me.
Mommy to Be Portraits
There are a number of ways to capture the special moment leading up to baby’s birth. You may opt to take numerous pictures to create a chronology of your pregnancy, or maybe you want portraits as close to the big day as possible. Either way scheduling is important to make sure we don’t wait too long and end up scheduling babies first pictures instead! Please call and schedule early.
Just like babies, young children are happiest when we don’t mess with naptime. Young children are much more cooperative when well rested and fed.
Probably one of the most important elements of a great Family Portrait, besides getting everyone together at the same time with happy faces, is to make sure you all coordinate. Picture this, mom in polka dots, dad in bold stripes, and junior in plaid; not a pretty picture! I know, I know, extreme example, but you get the idea. Please consider carefully what the other family members will be wearing and try to wear colors that work well together.
Senior portrait sessions include three poses. One casual pose with your choice of dress, one drape or suit pose for the yearbook, and one cap and gown pose, which also may be a yearbook photo depending on your school. Guys, clean shaven is usually best for Senior Portraits. Ladies remember your make-up, hair spray, and brush for freshening up between poses. Make sure to rest well the night before and don’t worry about that new pimple that just appeared, your yearbook pick will be touched up for you free of charge. If you need a print to deliver to school for inclusion in the yearbook, your choice will be provided to you as a print. If your school prefers your image on a disc, we will see that the school gets your disc on time, assuming you book prior to the deadline.