9 tips for preparing your child for their session

March 11, 2017  •  Leave a Comment

Tips for Preparing for Your Child’s Session

child photography

 

Your session is right around the corner, are you ready? We have prepared a checklist of things for you to remember in order to help make sure your little ones is prepared for their big photo day..

 

1. Don’t forget to feed your child before the session. Also, pack snacks just in case hunger strikes again while we’re shooting.

 

2. Bring more than one outfit. Make sure you always have backup clothes just in case. And we suggest that you don’t change 

your child into their session clothing until after you have fed them. Also, be very careful with drinks, as well – only clear liquids in a safe cup. 

 

3. Let your child help when picking out their clothes for the session (unless they have a hideous sense of fashion.) By letting 

your child wear their favourite shirt or shoes, etc. this will help them feel more comfortable. If their choice of clothing is awful or 

doesn’t match, see if you can use that shirt as an undershirt or tell them him that they can put it on for a couple of shots at the 

end of the session. 

 

4. If you have a young child, try to schedule the session around their naptime so they she will be well -rested and happy for photos.

 

5. Have a bribery in place. Bring fruit snacks, candy, a toy, etc. and let them know that if they cooperates that they will get said bribery. 

Some parents have bribed their children by telling them if they are good, they can watch Netflix on Mummy or Daddy’s phone. Use 

whatever you think will work for your child to motivate them him to cooperate.

 

6. Bring along their favourite toy or blanket. This will help your child be comfortable in a new, unfamiliar surrounding. Just be 

prepared that this will probably become a prop in some of the photos, so bring something that is pleasing to the eyes or has 

sentimental value and you’d be okay with photos of it.

 

7. Talk to your child about the session and explain what’s going to happen. If your child is informed about the situation, 

it will be less scary for them when they come to the session. Tell them that they are going to meet a new friend who 

is going to take some pictures of them. Let them know that you’ll be there with them and that we are going to have lots 

of fun. We might change their clothes once or twice and ask them to sit a certain way. During the session, we can show 

them a couple of the photos so they she can put two and two together.

 

8. Bring Grandma (or someone else your child loves). Bringing along reinforcements is always a good plan. If grandma lives

 close by, or if your child’s favorite uncle has the day off of work, bring them him or her with you. You can use them this family 

member to help get your child to relax and laugh.

 

9. Wear sturdy shoes. It is a good idea to wear good, sturdy shoes to a session like this, as It’s hard challenging to chase a little one 

around in flip- flops or heels. During the session, I may ask you to grab them if they he keeps running out of the frame. My studio has a

large open space so children often like to explore..

 

children smiling

 

Looking forward to welcoming you all into the studio and capturing some gorgeous images to last a lifetime

 

See you Soon

 

Nicole

xx

 


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