Relaxed, friendly, playful, enjoyable...
Portrait session with Jill is all about having fun in a relaxed atmosphere. There is no pressure, no saying "cheese," no threats to smile at the camera "or else." I offer a very limited number of sessions, which allows us to take as much time as I need to to make sure your child can relax and I can capture memorable photographs.
Please make sure your children are well rested and fed before the session. If your child becomes sick, please do not bring him in for the photo session. Just call us and we'll reschedule your appointment for no extra cost.
Clothing and Props
Simplicity is the best choice in clothing. Simple solid color tops and bottoms such as jeans and khakis have a timeless feel. Layers and textures lend an interesting and modern look. Hats help to frame the face, bring attention to the eyes and complement the clothing.
Please avoid clothing with characters, logos, large or busy patterns or too many colors.
All clothing has to be comfortable. Scratchy clothes make children uncomfortable which will reflect in their photographs.
For babies have a diaper cover and blankets ready.
Jewelry should be minimal.
Avoid wearing watches.
You are encouraged to include your child's favorite toy, blanket, doll or other significant objects in the portraits.
A session can last anywhere from 45 minutes to 2 hours. You and your child will never be rushed. There will be plenty of time to take a break. When photographing babies and small children, it is most important to keep them comfortable and happy. Nursing and snack break will be encouraged throughout the photo shoot.
Within 1 week after your session, I will e-mail you a link to my website with about 15-30 finished and touched-up photographs. You may order your prints online.
Your portraits will be shipped to you in about 2 weeks after placing your order. Canvas prints, collages and cards might take additional time to complete.