FAMILY SESSION DETAILS!

I feel so honored that you have chosen me to take your family photos. As a mother of two believe me when I say, I know how overwhelming it is to plan your family session. Planning the outfits, choosing the perfect location and keeping everyone happy long enough to at least look happy in photos. Here are a few tips and things to keep in mind. 

What to Expect

My goal during each photo session is for you and your family to have a great time and not worry about how you are posed or how the images are turning out.. that's my job! I aim to make sure everyone is relaxed, so I can photograph you in gorgeous settings and capture the real you. Don't worry if you have a toddler who can't hold still - I love to run around with them! That way, I get to photograph them as they are at that time in their life. We will still get a few of the posed family shots with everyone looking at the camera, but the organic photographs always turn out to be everyone's favorites. 

Location

I'm always scouting new locations and finding new ways to use old favorites. We will discuss the location that's best for you and your family. I always do my best to choose a location that isn't too far of a drive. If you have a spot that's special to you and your family (park, ice cream shop, winery, etc.) let me know! I'm up for new things too so don't be afraid to do a bonfire or camping adventure - documenting experiences like this mean so much to me. 

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Style Tips

It's best to coordinate for your sessions, but you want it to be simple and timeless so don't match each other perfectly. Neutral colors are best paired with patterns and subtle pops of color. (Think white shirt for dad, floral dress for mom that coordinates with a little girl's bow.) Layers add variety and offer simple change ups. I would avoid shirts with logos unless it's kind of trendy and then let's go for it (ex. the heart kc shirts). I'm always happy to view outfit options and help you pick out the best combinations as we plan your session or check out my fall style board for ideas! 

Time

Photography is all about chasing beautiful light. With this in mind, please know that I have a strong preference about the times of day that I shoot, typically early in the morning or in the late afternoon/evening. These times change throughout the year due to available sunlight so I will touch base with you a few days before your session to confirm a time. Please choose your time (morning or evening) based on when your family is the happiest! 

During Your Session

Just relax and have fun! I will give you tons of ideas and directions throughout your session to help you feel at ease. It is always my goal to capture your family doing the things that come naturally to you. Don't be surprised if I ask you to play some music and dance around! Oftentimes, these will be your favorite photographs - the ones you will treasure forever. 

Weather

Don’t worry about clouds because they actually even out the light and make for ideal shooting conditions. But falling rain may be an issue depending on the look of the shoot or how severe the weather may be, and we may have to reschedule. I will try to contact you first, but feel free to email or text me if you have any doubts or concerns.



FAMILY INVESTMENT

COLLECTION ONE | $300

Studio Session! (see some of our studio here!
45 minute photo session with posing direction
Unlimited outfit changes within allotted time
Online gallery where you can easily download, share and print all of your fully edited images. 
All prints & products are separate from the session fee. 

COLLECTION TWO | $250

45 minute photo session on location with posing direction
Unlimited outfit changes within allotted time
Online gallery where you can easily download, share and print all of your fully edited images. 
All prints & products are separate from the session fee. 

COLLECTION THREE | MILESTONE $1000

The Milestone Collection is perfect for capturing your baby's first year! This collection includes a newborn, 3 month, 6 month, 9 month and 1 Year session! Sessions are 30 minutes and include the option of studio, in home or on location, posing direction, outfit changes, individual and family photos. Online gallery where you can easily download, share and print all of your fully edited images. 
All prints & products are separate from the session fee. These make great gifts - please contact me directly for gift certificates! 


I hope those tips were helpful! And now, a little questionnaire just because I want to get to know you a little bit better BEFORE OUR SESSION! 

 

Name *
Name
Please choose which session you'd like to book. COLLECTION ONE | $400 Professional Makeup for One 1 hour photo session with posing direction Unlimited outfit changes within allotted time Complimentary gift prints Online gallery where you can easily download, share and print all of your fully edited images. Additional prints & products are separate from the session fee. COLLECTION TWO | $250 45 minute photo session with posing direction Unlimited outfit changes within allotted time Online gallery where you can easily download, share and print all of your fully edited images. All prints & products are separate from the session fee.
I prefer to shoot early in the morning at sunrise or in the late afternoon/evening at sunset. Please select which your family would prefer.
Date Request *
Date Request
(not guaranteed until booking - 50% retainer and signed contract)
(ex. @laurengripkaphotography)