Children have a such natural way about them. They have no agenda or inhibitions and this makes capturing their true essence really unique.
Sure, I might set up a few props here and there for them to explore, but mostly I just let them play and try to catch them off guard for true to life, unforgettable photos which will keep that memory frozen in time!
What to Expect
Prior to the shoot, we will talk in detail about what clothes to wear based on everyone’s skin tone and eye color. Depending on the time of year, we will also discuss what colors photograph well.
We will also talk about where and when the shoot will take place. Parents, please make sure that your kids are well-fed and rested. (Hint: Bribery works miracles!)
I usually have families bring a blanket to give us more posing options on the ground. (Neutral colors work best)
Please note: The best time of day for shoots is either first thing in the morning, or 2 hours before the sun sets.
Children’s photo sessions are always 1 hour long, giving us plenty of time to explore multiple locations within a designated area. (Adding more time is always an option.)
During the shoot, I begin by posing the children while I have their attention. Then I let them roam freely to capture those more candid moments!
Post shoot, you will have a digital photo gallery to review. Next, you will choose 6 of your favorite photos to be retouched with full rights to those digital files as well as 1-4×6 of each photo. Additional prints/enlargements can be purchased through me. Total Cost: $345.00
My favorite place to photograph children is Jerusalem Mill in Kingsville, MD, where there are a variety of places to shoot, including a river, a historic house, tree and flowers. Click below to explore other shoot locations.