And now for some frequently asked questions :).
What happens if it rains?
We’ve set Sunday, November 5 as the rainout date, but we will pray pray pray for no rain :). Should the forecast look questionable, I will contact you by phone to update you on the plan.
Will you be doing another date for family sessions?
Sadly, no :(. My schedule is chock-full of beautiful weddings this fall, and the only date on my calendar without a myriad of scribbled in appointments is October 30 and November 5.
How do I book my session?
Just shoot me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org
and let me know which time slot you’d like and I will confirm availability asap. Once a time slot is chosen, I will send you payment info and you’re all set!
What should I wear?
Good question :). I wrote a blog post with lots of pictures not too long ago on this very topic, and even though it was structured for spring photos, the general concepts are still applicable:)
And just speaking from personal experience, it’s good to think about what you will be using your photos for once they are printed. For instance, I knew that I wanted to hang several photos from our last family session in my living room, so we dressed in colors that would compliment the color scheme we already had going. And my walls are covered with those photos, and I dig it :).
Can I bring my dog?
Of course! I heart dogs :). But if you don’t want your pet in all of your photos, it might be a good idea to have someone come along with you to watch your dog after we’re finished with the photos.
Should I bring anyone else with me?
That’s completely up to you :). If your children are completely entertained and smile from ear to ear when they see their grandma or favorite cousin, it never hurts to bring them along to coax a smile or two. Of course, I’ll be there hamming it up along with my assistant, but if you think you’re child/family will benefit from having a familiar face along, the more the merrier!
What happens if I show up to my session late?
We’re on a very tight schedule with just about 5 minutes of wiggle room, so if you’re late, we have to keep with the schedule. It might be a good idea to try to arrive just a bit early to make sure we maximize your time :).
Should we bring any props?
If there’s something meaningful to you that you’d like included in your photos, please feel free to bring it along! I’ve had clients set up a cute vintage picnic to set the scene (http://lisahesselphotography.com/blog/?p=2092
), and I’ve also had clients bring a favorite wagon to pull their little toddler around, which he simply adored. I’ve also had clients bring an old quilt to match their decor in their living room (brilliant idea!). Of course, you’re not required to bring props, but if you think it will add to the session, please feel free!