Sessions with me are different. We aren’t going to “say cheese”. We aren’t going to pose. You are going to spend time with your family. You’re going to love on your children. You’re going to squeeze really tight. You’re going to play.
I am going to put you at ease. So just breath and relax. Don’t stare right into the camera. In fact, try and forget my camera is there. Sessions can last anywhere from 30 minutes to one hour. It is a great idea to make sure everyone is well rested, fed prior and ready to explore.
Don’t be afraid to pick up your children and toss them in the air. Give your wife a sweet kiss on the cheek. Tell your husband how much you love him and appreciate him being there. Have fun. Laugh. Giggle. Joke. Embrace. Kiss. Snuggle. Play.
This is hands down the question I am asked about most often. I always tell my clients, you must wear clothing you are comfortable in. Clothing that is too tight, too warm, too cold or even itchy is going to greatly effect the mood of the session.
For Mom: Flowy, solid colored maxi dresses are the absolute best choice. You won’t have to fuss about your clothing and can focus on your family. Hats, funky and long necklaces, and rings and bracelets always make the outfit pop. Wear flats or medium heels, stilettos don’t fare well outdoors or in the woods. Consider investing in hair and makeup for the day. If this isn’t possible, wear your hair down, loose and natural.
For Dad and Boys: V-neck t-shirts and button ups in solid, neutral colors. White, black and blue are always a good choice. Fitted shorts or pants in a complimentary color. Funky hats can add a pop. Comfy shoes are also a must.
For girls: Flowy dresses in neutral colors with minimal accessories. Think timeless accessorizing. I advise against bows and headbands. They will date the image. Let them wear their hair down. If the weather is cooler, an oversized cardigan is a great accessory for little girls. Flat shoes or boots. Knee socks are also a perfect addition to their outfits.
I always discourage the following:
Graphic tees, shirts with logos, bright or neon colors, and tight fitting clothing.
Leave anything from your pockets in the car - this means cell phones!
Check for hair ties on wrists.
These can include branding and headshots, newborn lifestyle, engagement, couples, families, children, in-home lifestyle, maternity, seniors and events (think birthday parties, receptions, showers, shop openings, open houses, etc). Contact me for pricing on extended family sessions.
What all do I shoot…?
We all have stories to tell. Let’s capture it in a real and raw way.
It’s been proven that houses sell up to 3x quicker when they are listed with beautiful, well lit imagery. If you are considering selling your home, or if you are a realtor who would like to use my services, let’s get that house sold!
“Leigh Ann, can I bring our pet?” YOU ABSOLUTELY CAN! I love animals and love it even more when you bring them to see me!
I get asked a lot if I shoot teams. I sure do! We can do the whole team, I have packages. Or a mini session for individual players.
Have a wild idea for your senior portraits? Want to shoot on a rooftop, use smoke bombs, or ride a horse? We can do that. I am down for just about anything!
Head shots and branding sessions are some of my most favorites. Whether you need a corporate head shot that complies with corporate guidelines or a laid back session that really lets you shine, I’m the photographer you need.
Proms, baby showers, birthday parties, receptions, business openings, open houses, 100th birthdays, art shows, and any other celebration you can dream up, I want to be there too!