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Schedule Below 

October 24th

Kinder Farm Park, Millersville, MD

20 Minutes

10 photos

2 week delivery


Receive access to download your full gallery (20+ images) for an additional $100 ($75 if you opt-in before your session)

Returning clients will receive $25 off the session cost (applied after booking)!

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Frequently asked questions

What should we wear for our session?

First off, be YOU! These photos are FOR you and your family to cherish for years to come (hopefully printed and on your walls)! The goal for coordinating a family’s outfits is to visually break up the colors and shades so that you’re not all wearing the same color on top and bottom (like everyone in blue jeans with white shirts). The more you can mix it up, the better! I encourage you to think about planning each outfit with “dominant colors” and “accent colors” in mind. A dominant color is the color that you see the most in an outfit, while an accent has a smaller piece of visual real estate. When you’re planning each family member’s outfit, if you can aim for each person to have a different dominant color, and then tie in and vary the accent colors, it’ll look great all together. As you’re coordinating your outfit with your family, keep in mind that your outfits will look the most cohesive on camera when the color palette and wardrobe pieces coordinate, but don’t actually “match.” In fact, I recommend that you avoid thinking about “matching,” and instead think about what “fits” together. This will create more visual interest, and allow each personality to shine through. Mixing Up the Pieces If you have multiple children, don’t feel like you need to put them all in the same type of outfit. For example, if one of your daughter wears a dress and flats, the other can wear a skirt and boots, if that’s more of her style. If one of your sons wears a bowtie, the other can wear suspenders. Mixing up the wardrobe pieces will bring even more visual interest to the photos. Color Palate During fall, warm neutrals like camel, taupe, cream, champagne, and gray are going to look great. I love incorporating colors but recommend choosing sophisticated jewel-toned versions of bright primary colors. Here are some examples: mustard over yellow, crimson or burgundy over red, camel over orange, sage or emerald over green, and powder blue or navy over blue. These jewel tones will photograph beautifully in any season!

How do I prep my kids?

Setting expectations before your session is the key to great photos and happy kids.

Before your session, pack a bag with water and your kids’ favorite snacks (for young kids). If they’re too young to follow directions, bring any objects that you think might help me get their attention (like small toys or stuffed animals) when it’s time for them to look at the camera.

If your little ones are old enough to understand you, it’s a good idea to prepare them for what’s to come before the session starts. Explain how much the photos mean to you so they know to be on their best behavior. A lot of families pick something fun to do –– as a treat after the session –– if their kiddos are good listeners. Like dinner at their favorite pizza place or an ice cream cone!

It also helps if your kids' bellies are full and they’ve had some good rest before the session. After you do your best to prepare them, give yourself (and them) some grace! I have experience working with kids, so if they’re “in a mood” or aren’t cooperating perfectly for some reason, rest assured that we’re not judging you (or them). My goal is to make this as fun and stress-free as it possibly can be for you and your family! This season of life feels long right now, but in the grand scheme of things, it's short. So even if things don't go exactly as planned or as you'd hoped in terms of your kids’ behavior, one day, you’ll be so glad you took these photos.

What happens after the session?

I will go through, edit your images, and send you an online gallery in 2 weeks! There you will be able to select which 10 images you'd like to receive for download which I will send to you after you've finalized your selection. If you opt to receive the full gallery for download, you'll have immediate access to do so! After that, PLEASE, lets get those beautiful memories on your walls! I'm a huge believer that printing your photos and having them be a part of your daily life can have an immensly positive impact for you and your family. You can order high-quality items from your gallery or print them from your favorite retailer (although I can't vouch for the quality from other vendors).

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