Family Session Information
Nelson Newborn, Baby, Child and Family Photographer
Family Photo Sessions are so important, and a great family session starts with good planning :) Here are a few tips to help you prepare.
How long are Sessions?
Sessions are around one hour, depending how your children are going. We take a pretty relaxed approach. If we have all the shots we feel we need, we'll let you know. We try our hardest to get the most out of your session for you.
What time should I book for?
Plan your sessions around your children. If they have a day sleep, book approx 1.5 hours after their usual wake up time. Make sure they have had something to eat prior to coming.
If you would like outdoor portraits, we suggest a shaded area for sunny days. The best time for open areas is 1 hour after sunrise, or one hour before sunset. In Summer these times are quite hard to work around children. However harsh midday sun causes nasty harsh shadows on the face and plenty of squinting which make for unpleasant photos!
What should we wear?
Wear clothes that represent you. Don't be afraid of colour and mixing things up. Avoid large logos where possible. Think about your photo location and how your wardrobe choice will work with that. I.e a glitzy sparkly dress on a beach is a little unusual - if you are planning a beach session, think casual and fun.
Where could I buy kids clothing?
My favourite stores are minti, peppin and shine on. I buy lots of great pieces for Violet from Kmart. Farmers are bringin out some pretty cute items too, with a great range of brands. I recently found a gorgeous clothing supplier in Australia called Dollcake. Their dresses are amazing!
What should I bring to my session?
Please be sure to bring a hairbrush, hair ties and clips if you have little girls. Baby wipes and towels always come in handy for wiping faces or cleaning sand off feet before jumping back into the car! A change of outfits is completely fine too.
Great! How can I book?
We'll be in touch to confirm your session with you!
MINIME PHOTOGRAPHY | Family Photographer in Nelson