So I thought it would be fun to make a reel or video showing how easy peasy it is to get your child ready for their black and white portrait session. But with it just being me as mom and photographer this day, it just didn’t happen. So a blog post it is.
I took these photos of Avery on a whim one day after picking her up from school. I only brought a change of shirt, knowing that the focus would be on her face. I brought wipes to clean her face and a hairbrush to brush out the day. Remember, these portraits look best with hair as it is. No bows, clips, etc. The purpose is for all the focus to be on their expressions and details.
In summary, here’s how I got her ready:
1. Changed shirt.
2. Wiped face.
3. Brushed hair.
Here’s why these sessions aren’t stressful. The goal is to let your kid be who they are. Not to pose them and hope they follow your directions to a T. It’s about letting their personality shine through in photos. Leave the “say cheese” smiles for another day. It’s not about what they’re wearing. They are no outfits to coordinate.
Seriously...20 minutes from the time we got to the studio till when we finished. So simple! Keep this in mind when booking a session. You don’t need to do a lot of prep or need a whole day or even a whole morning/afternoon for a session.
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Can’t wait to meet you and your kiddos soon!