What can I expect from a session with Laura Elaine Photography?

During our session you can expect a fun and relaxed atmosphere.  Sessions typically last a couple hours and are never rushed. My goal is to make you and your family have fun and most importantly be yourselves! With families and children you can expect both posed and candid shots.

How and when do I pay for my session?

Your payment is due at time of session. I accept all major credit cards, checks and cash.

Where will our session take place?

I prefer to shoot outdoors in natural light because it is the most flattering. However sometimes the outdoors is not an option or appropriate.  Either way we can work together to choose a location that’s a perfect match for what you are trying to accomplish!

What should we wear?

Clothing choice is always the biggest decision when planning your session. Children look great in fun, bold colors, textures or patterns. Avoid large logos or clothing that may take the focus off of your child. Jeans and sweaters, hats, scarves and boots are fun for winter and fall. Sundresses and lighter clothing are fun for the summer months. Families don’t have to wear all the same color or same outfits; I suggest choosing from the same color family. For example, in the fall you may want to choose warm colors like browns, reds, oranges and yellows. Lay the clothes out together and see how well they compliment each other.

Can you tell me a bit about newborn sessions?  

If you’re looking for sleepy, curled up newborn photos, I recommend a session within your baby’s first 4 to 14 days of life.   The younger your baby is, the easier it is to keep them asleep through all the repositioning.  It’s a good idea to book your newborn session while you are still pregnant.  Once you bring your bundle of joy home you will get in touch with me and we will decide on a date that works for both of us. Newborn sessions usually last three hours since they are on their own schedule and there needs to be plenty of time for feeding, diaper changes, and comforting. Prior to your session I will send you plenty of information to help you prepare.

Helpful Hints

Please expect to take breaks if infants and small children are involved. Toddlers sometimes have meltdowns and don’t want to cooperate. That is okay! With small children it is a good idea to bring their favorite snack and/or toy(s) if we’re meeting at an outdoor location. Sometimes the best shots are of your child being natural and playing with mom, dad or siblings. They also come in handy if your toddler has a meltdown and just needs a break to play and let the mood pass.

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