September 2, 2022
Mini session day is almost here, get excited!! It will be a great day , and I cannot wait to photograph your sweet families.
Here are some suggestions to make the session go smoothly:
1) Arrive 5-10 minutes early: I suggest arriving at the session at least 5-10 minutes early dressed and ready. Be sure to give yourself enough time to get ready and to get to the location, nothing is worse than when you are rushing.
Location details: Waveny Park New Canaan, Ct. The photos will be taken behind the mansion closer to the gardens (when you pull into the parking lot you can look for baseball fields. I will text a specific meet up spot a few days before your session)
677 South Ave, New Canaan, CT 06840
Where do we park? I recommend parking by the Waveny building or the gardens (we will be photographing behind the mansion)
Where do we meet? The exact location depends on the time of your session, but I will send a text prior to your session with where to meet and how to get there. It will be on the left-hand side of the mansion closer to the gardens where we will meet.
What happens if we are running late? These mini sessions are back to back and there is no wiggle room. If you are running late, I, unfortunately, cannot give you extra time during your session since it would push back each session following yours. If you arrive past the time for for your session time I unfortunately will have to subtract time from your session. I recommend arriving early to avoid traffic delays. There tends to be some traffic on the way to this location and then there is about a 2 minute walk from the parking lot to the meeting spot.
We all know having a camera in front of you can be intimidating, and it can be stressful trying to make sure your children are looking tip top and behaving, but staying calm and relaxed is always one of my top suggestions. If you are stressed, it will show in pictures and I want you to be enjoying your time with your little ones loving on them, ticking them, and just being together.
2) On the day of the session be sure everyone is well-rested and fed.
We can all get a bit cranky when these basic needs are not met. It is important no one shows up to the session on an empty stomach. I encourage everyone to have a substantial meal before the session to provide the energy to make it through a fun and potentially active session.
-Nothing worse than having hangry children during your family session
3) Have outfits ready the week before: I always recommend having the outfits coordinated and ready a few days before your session to make everyone more prepared. I usually recommend my clients choose neutral and softer colors as I think they photograph beautifully. If you have any last minute styling questions, feel free to email me photos at firstname.lastname@example.org and I would be happy to help pick!
3) Be calm and patient with your little ones.
Little ones can be very hit or miss when it comes to their moods, they can be very unpredictable. I roll with the punches and try everything up my sleeve I can to get a smile out of them, but parents staying cool, calm, and collective is often the best solution to their cranky vibes.
If their mood starts to go bad to worse in a matter of seconds I always recommend parents
Be prepared to have fun, giggle, and play games with your family.
I am not the photographer that focuses on everyone looking perfectly at the camera, but instead focus on the little moments and the connection between family members. We don’t want you to have stiff and rigid family photos for you to look back upon.
I always encourage my clients to loosen up, have fun, snuggle, and laugh with their family. Don’t be afraid of playing with your children; tossing your toddler in the air, swinging your child back & forth, tickling your children, or playing ring around the Rosie. Interacting with your children and playing with your children will create more genuine and happy smiles.
Things to be prepared for:
-I will be unavailable to text/take calls as I will be doing back to back sessions
-Be sure to arrive early- These mini sessions are back to back and there is no wiggle room. If you are running late, I, unfortunately, cannot give you extra time during your session since it would push back each session following yours.
-No need to bring props for your session as I will be bringing a blanket for the sessions
Feel free to email me with any concerns or questions you might have! I am so excited for your session!
Rain date: Sunday 9/17/21 (same time/location)
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