Kathryn has been photographing babies, children and families for a living for over 15 years. She is also a mom of two, and knows first hand how stressful it can be to have your children be ready and willing to be photographed! No matter what your child’s personality, rest assured that in a calm, unhurried, professional way, Kathryn will bring out the best of them in your photos.
A gentle suggestion Kathryn has for parents is to not make a big deal of the children having their photo taken, needing to cooperate with her, etc. It is best if she can just interact with them and let them show who they are, so the photographs reflect the unposed, candid beauty of their personality. If you are comfortable just hanging back, even out of sight of your child, than we highly encourage this. This approach often achieves the best results.
Kathryn generally allows 2 hours for a session. There are times that it does not take that long, but two hours is allotted so you do not feel rushed or pressured. The length of time of a shoot varies depending on how many subjects will be photographed and their ages. A pregnancy or adult shoot takes about 45 minutes to and hour and a half depending on whether you'd like make-up done and if other family members will be involved. Photoshoots involving babies and children take anywhere from 1 to 2 hours, allowing time for breaks and feeding. If your child is sick or very unhappy the day of the shoot please consider rescheduling so you can be sure of the best possible results. A newborn session can often take the full 2 hours, allowing lots of time for rocking, nursing, changing, etc.
It is best to book at least two months in advance, or even earlier if you have a difficult schedule. Kathryn is happy to discuss any questions you may have, either on the phone or via email. Click here to contact the studio.
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