A Family Portrait Session Experience with Ashleigh Olson Photography
What to expect:
When you choose Ashleigh Olson Photography for your Photography needs, you are choosing a fun and relaxed experience. I strive to make sure my clients are comfortable during the session and leave feeling happy!
What you'll get:
1 hour of shooting
Password protection gallery with all images from session (30ish)
Before the session:
After booking your session, a $50 deposit is required to hold your spot. The rest of your payment is due the day of the session. I accept Cash or Check
My family sessions are fun, relaxed and exciting all rolled up into one!
Location is totally up to you, but I also have suggestions if you don't have any in mind.
My number one rule: Have fun!
I'm all for posed, smiling faces at the camera but the real emotions lie within those candid photos where everyone is interacting.
Let the little ones run, and be kids! Trust that I will get the best shots!
These photos show who you are as a family!
5 Ways to prepare your children for a family session:
1. Get them excited!
I try to make my family sessions for my own family a tradition, so this means getting frozen yogurt afterwards (Also works as a good bribe!). My 3 year old is always excited to get a special treat after a job well done!
2. Schedule your session during a time of day when your children are well rested.
My favorite time of day to shoot is usually right before sunset, BUT I also believe that happy children trumps good light. It's my job to take the best photographs no matter what time of day.
3. Feed them!
Simple! Full tummies make for happy kids! If you are planning a dinner for afterwards, pack some non messy snacks for the road
4. Bring along their favorite toy, blanket or stuffed animal.
If your child needs a quick break from photos, it's nice to have that object of comfort at hand.
5. Change locations
Sometimes children can get overwhelmed with too many tasks, and a meltdown can occur. Take a walk and breathe! Children can easily react off your mood, trust in me as your photographer that I can handle whatever comes my way.
Preparing before the session:
What to wear? Here are some of my tips:
Choose a color scheme; Pick a color scheme that uses a minimum of three colors. This will ensure there is enough variety that you aren’t matching and yet keep everything cohesive. Keep in mind the location of your shoot. Pick colors that will stand out in your location whether that would be white snow, green grass or brick buildings.
Choose Patterns; The old days of matchy matchy are over. Throw some texture in there! Don't go overboard, TOO much pattern can become clashy.
Professional hair and makeup; Without a face photos don't mean as much, so make sure your face is picture perfect. These family photos are ones that will be cherished for a lifetime, and you want to make sure they come out as you expect. Professionals will cover up blemishes and tame fly-aways with their attention to detail. They will also know what is most flattering and complementary to your outfit choices. I work closely with a professional make up artist, so if you would like to add on makeup- let me know!
After the Session:
The day after our session, you will be sent a sneak peek. I love to share these sneak peeks on my social media pages, to show others my work. Please let me know if you would NOT like your sneak peek publicly posted.
7-10 days after our session, you will receive a password protected gallery. This is where you will be able to download all of your images.
Thank you for choosing Ashleigh Olson Photography! I look forward to working with you! :)
If you have any questions, don't hesitate to ask!