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thought and collaboration between us will ensure the best possible portraits for you to enjoy later.
color. If nothing else, you will be holding your infant in some of the shots.
Accessories may be more important than clothes for infants. Remember to bring special hats,
blankets, and toys to include in your portraits.
Baby portraits are often purest when the infant wears only a diaper, diaper cover, a thin blanket, or
nothing at all.
Thoughts for family or sibling portraits:
Wardrobe: Choose outfits that fit your personality. If you are planning a family portrait, consider a
color theme for everyone. The best color themes include 3 colors that members of the family use for
their outfits in different ways. Each individual might only use 2 of the colors, Some will use more. Here
is an example that I personally used for our last family portraits which worked well. Our colors were
coral, dark brown, and white. My daughter wore a coral jumper with a white shirt under. My oldest son
wore a white shirt with a brown sports jacket. My younger son wore a coral shirt with a brown vest, I
wore a coral and brown skirt with a brown shirt and white sweater, and my husband wore a brown
dress shirt. All the guys used khaki bottoms so that's technically a fourth color.
Blended together the group will look like they belong together without looking overly contrived. One
way to get started is to consider an outfit or color for the most complicated person or the one with
fewest options and build around that first outfit.
Remember to accessorize to add depth and personality.
One other component to your portrait session will be location. The options are as varied as our
clients. Outside options include any of the metroparks, a neighborhood park, a backyard, beach or
riverbed, the grounds of a museum and anywhere inbetween. Inside ideas include a museum or
library, your home, and our studio. When you set up your appointment be sure and give your ideas
One portrait style you might try during your session is telling a story through your images. Try doing
something fun together throughout your session. Share a picnic, play at a playground, create an art
project, or explore the woods while we capture the natural bonds of your loved ones working and
playing together. We will also be taking posed portraits of your group and parts of your group before
during and after a session like this. These are my favorite sessions because of the genuine emotion
and energy that comes through in your final images.