Are you interested in booking a senior, baby, or family portrait session? There are a few things you may want to think about before you book….
Infant and Toddler Portraits – Most parents already know that kids work best early in the day and usually after their child has eaten. Its important to remember that a session may go for about two hours, depending on the age of your child that maybe JUST the right amount of time before child cant take anymore posing or play, but dont let that discourage you, alot of the more memorable pictures can happen between (and even during) tantrums. We generally dont want to go over two hours for infants. If you have any props or favorite toys you want your child to be photographed with make sure you have it ready, time is very important when posing infants and toddlers and the less time spent searching for that relaxing toy or the right outfit can make a HUGE difference in your little ones disposition.
High School Seniors – First of all, if you are under 18, you must have a parent or guardian present during your session. After that, make make sure you have picked a location that suits your personality. Parks are good neutral locations, but we can help you select one that has adequate lighting. Taking pictures outdoors its important to remember that lighting is always going to be a concern. More importantly, booking in the middle of the day is a terrible idea unless you want to have raccoon eyes from the light shining down on the top of your head, booking your session for before 10 or after 4 is always best. We always scout locations prior to a session, but if you have a specific idea or pose in mind just let us know and we will work it into your session. If you have outfits, be prepare to change in a potentially inconvenient location, some parks my not have adequate facilities for an outfit change. If you have props you want to use in your session make sure you bring them with you. The typical senior portrait session is about two to three hours, so be prepared, you may want to bring water because a lot of parks may not have fountains if you are thirsty. Some of these tips arent going to apply if you are shooting your session in the studio, like timing or finding refreshments, but they are a good things to consider.
Family and Engagement Portraits – Many of the same things that apply to just about any location shoot. If you are shooting in studio then you only need to worry about getting to your session on time, we can take care of most of your needs on site. However if you want your session to have lots of personality we will generally recommend shooting on location. Some of our favorite locations include Lafayette and Carondolette Park, Busch Stadium or the downtown area in general or more natural settings like The Missouri Botanical Gardens. We have already scouted and used these locations and know how to get the best out of them. If you have a specific location in mind just let us know, one of the advantages of our digital studio is that it is fully portable and so long as we have time to scout the location we can provide you with great results!
Of course, every situation and session are different, so its important to be prepared, we always will be! We want to make sure you are comfortable so we can get the best pictures possible and if you need anything before your session just let us know and we will be happy to help you out.
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