Booking a photography session is exciting, an investment and always worth it. But life is a bit crazy, right? There are a lot of ‘what-ifs’ that could happen, especially when we’re dealing with toddlers. Thankfully, I’ve seen it all, and am hoping this helps to put your mind at ease!
I have been told by many families that I’m a toddler whisperer – a title I take very seriously and truly love! I have many tricks to distract your toddler from whatever may be bothering them, and engage them so they are happy. We are always able to take a break when needed. One of the best things about young kids is that they are so comfortable truly being themselves – which often make the best photographs.
I think at this point I could be hired to give the local weather on air… I have lived in the area and photographed at so many locations that I know what weather will or won’t work! Should the weather the day of your session be poor resulting in dark lighting or less than ideal shooting conditions, I will notify you about 2 days ahead of time that it may need to be rescheduled. The final decision is made the day before our session, and if there still will be poor weather, an alternative date is selected.
There are many reasons why this might happen. I always recommend rescheduling for sick children. In the guide I send out, I’ll provide you with some tips on how to best prepare your children to set them up for success. Your children also feed off of their parents’ energy – if you’re starting to get frustrated, they will too! If it’s just not your child’s day (it happens to all of us!), you may reschedule for another session date and only pay an additional retainer fee (although I’ve never had this happen!).
After booking, I mail along a detailed guide with answers to many more questions and suggestions on how to best prepare for our session. And of course, I am always available for specific questions you may have!