Leading up to your shoot, I communicate expectations, style, and do what I can do ensure your comfort and ease. 

When we look back at yesterday, the details have already started to fade. Sure, you remember the “chapter titles” of what transpired, but they are filed into our metal cabinet as discrete facts. In choosing to take the time today, you are solidifying your understanding of the present and curating an untouchable point to forever look back on. Thank you for allowing me to be part of something so personal and while having the courage to be completely outside of yourself. 



I've found that it is best to start with neutral bases and bring accessories (scarves, jewelry, hats) that have pops of color in them to allow for versatility. 
For family shots, do not try to match perfectly. From the samples you share with me, you want cohesion through complimentary tones and patterns, but not in wearing matching outfits. 


I always compare a shoot with a big test. Take great intentionality leading up to the day of to eat well, drink lots of water, and get a good night sleep. Having you feel your very best is important to me as any discomfort or weariness will be apparent in the end result.


I want you to remember I am a bystander to the precious moments that you share as a family. Interacting with one another as you would any day will read as the most authentic representation. Bringing a game, books, or any other activity you do as a family will create normalcy and is a good way for you to get used to the 'click' 'click' 'click'.


I will adjust and offer custom advice based on your hopes, your insecurities, and your moment.