christmas photography

preparation guide

 

There are lots of small things to consider to create a magical Christmas photography experience. It is important for me to spend every precious moment we have in a mini session connecting with the family and making a fun experience.

 

Here is my quick guide to successful mini photography sessions.

Building Rapport

Children's trust and friendship is what makes a session go well and fun. As much as possible talk about "Natalie" the photo lady, and that we are going to have a play date and photos. Show your children the photo so they get used to seeing the setup, familiarity is our best friend.

- Say my name frequently

- Show children the photos

Fight the Hangry

You know your children, so you know if it best for them to have a nap before the session. I know my Izak will be a moody bum if he sleeps and I have to wake him. Bring with you snack that do not stain, keep sugar for after the photo-soot and bring water.

What to wear

I am going to keep this as simple as possible.

Boys/Men

- Pants or knee length shorts (short shorts turn into undies when they sit)

- Top is your choice, avoid brands and overbearing patterns

- Feet, can be barefoot, sandals or covered shoes

- Fine Art Element - Bring a jacket, hat or any vintage item

Layering is great, add a vest or suspenders 

Girls/Ladies

- Dresses are to be tea length or floor length (we want to avoid seeing undies)

-Short dresses, be sure to wear leggings

- Pants or knee length shorts (short shorts turn into undies when they sit)

- Top is your choice, avoid brands and overbearing patterns

- Feet, can be barefoot, sandals or covered shoes

- Fine Art Element - Bring a wrap, hat, headband or any vintage item

Pets

Bring along the family pets to join the fun. be sure to bring with you restraints, treats and any toilet training equipment

Christmas Hats

I have a few hats, if you have some please bring them as I cannot guarantee, I will have a hat that suits every head.

Studio Wardrobe

I have a small collection of items that are suitable to children, here is what I will make available:

Red Long Johns - 1 x 18mths & 1 x size 3

Black & Red Check PJs - 1 x size 4 & 1 x size 6

Red embroidered dress - Size 1

Red & Green Check PJs - Size 12-18months

Red High Neck Dress - Size 6

Cream High Neck Dress -  Size 4

Grey Bell sleeve dress - size 10

Red Romper - Size 2

Biege Romper - Size 2

Complete all the boring stuff

In your confirmation email there will be links to a questionnaire and a contract.

Be sure to complete these 2 days before your session, this gives me time remember names as well as save time

fussing with paperwork and we can dive right into the session.

Location

Our new studio is still very bare, so when you come in there will not be alot in the space expect the Christmas setup.

I am calling it the void at the moment :D

Unit #4, 10 Sylvester Ave, Unanderra

Drive up to the gate, if it is closed, please honk the horn and we will come out and unlock the gate.

Love Natalie x

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