For those of you who saw my post yesterday, you know my fall family session calendar opens on July 1st, which just a couple of days away. It may seem far away, but I promise you will be super happy to have this crossed off your list.
So, lets talk about a fall family session and all that's included!
Your session starts with one on one conversation with me via email, phone or in person here in the studio. We'll discuss your wants and wishes and plan your session wardrobe. I have both a studio wardrobe that you and your family may borrow from, and I also offer complimentary styling/shopping. We will also talk about make up and get that scheduled during that time. I work with a make up artist who is wonderful and comes to you! We'll also talk investment, and how all of my portrait collections include printed proofs, deep matte art prints, and your digital image files. All of this lays the foundation for a very successful session.
The day of your session, we will meet at the field down the street from my studio. Family sessions generally last between 1-2 hours, but we will stop photographing when I am confident that we've capture enough to create a gallery of at least 25 unique images.
I prefer to begin photographing all my outdoor sessions about an hour before sunset. Why? The light is absolutely gorgeous, it lends itself to a soft warm glow, and it's incredibly flattering for your family portraits.
Which month is best for you?
We'll be using the natural sunlight to it's fullest potential, and in September we begin between 6-7 pm. For many of my clients, it's no big deal to keep their little ones up, as they can pack pajamas to slip into afterward in case they fall asleep in the car on the way home.
As time passes and the season begins to shift, you'll find in October we begin around 5-6 pm. The colours are beginning to change, and this is the most popular time for family photography. It can be very hard to find available dates during the month of October.
If you love the look of a golden field, you'll want to begin even later in the year. November would be ideal for you. Due to daylight savings time, we'd begin between 3-4 pm.
Stay tuned tomorrow for what happens after your fall family photography session. I hope to see you this fall! Remember, my calendar closes on August 1st, so make sure you schedule your September/October/November session before then. I can't wait to experience it all with you.
Are you interested in a custom, full service portrait experience? Reflections of Life Family sessions include access to the studio wardrobe, extensive wardrobe planning, easy scheduling of make up services, lovely matted prints, and digital image files. All of these things are included in your choice of portrait collection. Connect with me at 905 309 5000 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve your session.
Karen of Reflections of Life Photography is a Niagara Region maternity photographer located in Southern Ontario, also specializing in family, newborn and baby photography in Oakville and Toronto.