Preparing for your family session
I get asked alot "What do I bring to our session? " or "What do we wear to our session?" and the answer is, bring your family, their personality and the smiles. Do not stress out. So here are some tips on making that run as smooth as possible. Because lets face it, getting ready for your session is likely to be alot like a Sunday morning before church. You know what I mean, right? The littlest one has a blowout of the most massive kind. Your toddler NEEDS to wear his Buzz Lightyear boots that light up. Your shirt has a stain or doesn't get dry in the dryer. Your hair has a mind of its own and your husband is less than thrilled about all this hoopla. So take a step back. Yes, spend the time coordinating outfits, but if something doesn't work out, no worries. If it is anything I learned from my husbands time with the Marines....it is to adapt and overcome. Try to with the most amount of grace you can muster. So, grab another solid color shirt. Grab another dress. It is ok. But keep your smile. Grab the little one first and get that baby cleaned up. Then tell the toddler the Buzz Lightyear boots are fine, but Mommy is bringing a backup pair. Or heck, don't tell him that part. Tell him we are going to get some AMAZING shots of his favorite boots and he will rock them. Because we will and it will be great. Just remember, no one likes red faces on session day. Have him or her pick a book that matches while you finish putting your hair up in an amazing messy bun if need be. Then, sing songs on the way, play Disney in the car. Tell jokes. Have FUN. Then when we meet up, tell me a joke. Let me know about how awesome those boots are. We will get some images with them and I will probably be able to talk him/her into the shoes you wanted. Bring the tickles, the silliness and the fun. Because your smiles are what make for memorable photos that are YOU. They are what your family is made up of. That is what looks good on your walls and social media. The love and the fun. Not the stress. Oh and bring some wipes, just in case. ( although I usually have those too) Bring your favorite blanket or quilt, we will use it or use mine. Bring Buzz. Because trust me, as a mom of a 16 year old that spent over a year in a dinosaur costume ( yes I let him wear it EVERYWHERE) I miss those times. I wish I had lots more images of that dino because he was adorable and I was too caught up in the moment to realize too many times. ( His sisters school awards ceremony, yes...he was a dino) So once again, bring your personalities, even if you thing they aren't magazine cover worthy, I assure you, they are. And I look forward to some fun and smiles with your family.
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