Showing posts from April, 2019

Adventure Awaits!

Hi gang!
I was so excited to meet up with Erica and Jon at High Shoal Falls in Dallas, GA for a stunning – and terribly sweet – maternity session. At the time, Erica was mere 4 weeks and 1 day away from giving birth, so you can only imagine how she was feeling while we were roaming around finding the best spots to shoot! She was a trooper, though, let me tell you. Her skin looked amazing, her hair was perfection, and her Dress was on point. This couple has a special relationship and a special story to tell their little one when he/she gets older. They chose a picture that says Adventure awaits as one of their props. I don’t think they realized that when they met along that trail, where the trail would actually lead them. They met online and met in person along the Appalachian Trail starting in Pennsylvania. They hiked the remainder of the 2200 trail together north from Pennsylvania all the way to New Hampshire. Erica said, “Through all the hard times the trail dealt us, we only grew s…

8 clothing tips/ideas for maternity sessions

Not sure what to wear for your maternity session? Check out these great tips to help you prepare: 1. Remember, the main purpose of this session is to show off your baby bump, so be sure to wear more clingy clothing to your session. It doesn’t necessarily have to be tight, but you want it to be more form fitting so you can see the bump. Just be sure that it’s still comfortable for you. 2. We suggest wearing shirts with some kind of sleeve on them – they are more flattering for photos. Things like a dress with 3/4 length sleeves, or a form fitting tank top with a sweater/cardigan over it are always a good idea. 3. Maxi dresses and tunics with cinched waists are perfect for any season and are a fan favorite when it comes to maternity sessions. 4. Dress in layers – this will help to give you several clothing ‘looks’ without having to fully change your outfit every time. 5. Belts can really help accentuate your bump. We suggest trying to add one to your wardrobe for this session. 6. Dresses wit…

Warming up to your photographer

Pre-Session Warm Up I just wanted to take a minute to talk about the importance of the pre-session warm up. What is this, you might ask? This is the photographer-child interaction time that occurs before we begin the session. I always suggest that you show up a little bit early, maybe 5-10 minutes, to your session so we have this time to get to know each other. Especially with young children, it’s going to be a little bit scary interacting with someone they’ve never met before. I want to ensure we can really show off your child’s personality, so I want him or her to be comfortable with me and with the environment. Filling out the questionnaire beforehand will also help me know how best to break the ice while getting down on your child’s level. If we were to just throw them into the middle of the session and there’s this stranger with a camera jumping around trying to get them to look and smile, your child is going to tense up and there may even be confusion. We really just want everythi…

Wondering what to wear to your session? Here's some tips

Dressing for the seasons SPRING The birds are chirping, the buds are blooming, and the snow has officially melted. That means it’s time for your spring family session. Here are a few wardrobe tips to ensure the whole gang looks smashing: - Play up the fact that it’s spring. Have a necklace with a butterfly pendant? Perfect! An insect-printed tee? Yes, please. - Channel the colors of spring. Seriously – look out the window for inspiration for your family’s color palette. Greens, pinks, yellows, beige, khaki, and blues all work exceptionally well. - Layer up! Spring can be both warm and cold at once, so come prepared. We love spring scarves, light cardigans, vests, etc.