What to expect 

I am so glad you are here!

We have connected, set a date, and NOW we get to prepare for your session day!

Here is what you can expect during our time together! 

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AT THE SESSION:
Your session lasts aprox 45-60 min. My goal is to keep things moving so the kiddos aren't easily distracted. But not so long that everyone is tired of being super stars! I plan only one session per evening so i can fully focus on you. That means you don't need to feel the pressure of your toddler not cooperating right away, or the kids who want to just run!

 I love to let the kids be themselves and sometimes that can take a few extra minutes for them to warm up to the camera lady! =)
So if you feel that they aren't listening or they aren't looking or posing, I just want you to remember that I am totally good with it! So never feel bad if you think it's not going well. I also bring my little trunk of bribes ( gummies, stickers, etc) ! =) I have 4 kids -- so I can so relate!   


 

Posing


I cover all the major poses (family together, siblings together, individuals of each child & parents together) and spend time on natural interactions.  We walk around, we stand, we sit we play!! This is truly a time to just connect and let me capture those moments. 

   I use props such as blankets to snuggle on or be snuggled in, crates and chairs  if necessary. If you  have a favorite family quilt or something let me know and I would love to use that too.  

OLDER KIDS: In my experience the older teens seem to really enjoy being part of the session and go with the flow. It seems that the 8-12  have the most insecurity of either being in a dress/outfit they don't like or a function they are going to after they can't stop thinking of.. In these cases don't worry! It's an awkward stage, and I have a way that I snap them out of it and can real them in. =) I may or may not have offered a $1 for a smile before LOL

When we are done, I have a little candy gift for the kiddos. If they have any allergies can you please let me know before hand so I don't give them something they may not be able to enjoy? Thank you! 
 

Your Checklist

Below is just a little check list i like to give out to my clients that can help make the session even more awesome and stress free. =)  Being a mama, I am sure you already know most of these! 


My Session Check List: for younger ones

*Feed kiddos a little snack before you arrive. 
*bring bottle of water. It get's so hot out in the summer and they will need it between breaks or when we are done
*For little ones it might help to bring a favorite toy that I could use during the session to help gain their attention. 
*Bring hair brush/comb in case it's a little windy (Crazy German weather)
*For babies -  bring bottle, pacifier to the session and we can take breaks when they need one. 
*If you are doing a Deutschland Dream session remember to have everyone come in white- tshirts ( boys) tanks and shorts ( girls). 
* Check kiddos nails and take off old nail polish. No nail polish is best for a session.
* There are no restrooms on location (except in the castle if your session is in the Kusel Castle fields). So please let your children know they may have to use good ol nature if necessary, and go before you head out. 

My Session Check List : for big kiddos

* Remember to bring hair brush/comb in case of wind
*If you are doing a Deutschland Dream session remember to have everyone come in white- tshirts ( boys) tanks and shorts ( girls). 
* Check kiddos nails and take off old nail polish. No nail polish is best for a session.
* There are no restrooms on location (except in the castle if your session is in the Kusel Castle fields). So please let your children know they may have to use good ol nature if necessary, and go before you head out. 
*bring bottles of water for everyone. It get's so hot out in the summer and they will need it when we are done! 
*bring a snack if it's a late evening session. They will be starving with all the fun running and playing they did =) 

And Finally the last one....


The family takes their cue from mama! =) And if mama is stressed everyone is. =)

Are you ready? 

Let's do this. Together!