Quick Tips your Motherhood Photography Session

Thank you for choosing me to capture these precious moments with your child or children ! To make the most of our time together, here are a few quick tips to help you and your little one(s) to feel comfortable, connected, and ready to have fun:

1. Snack and Hydration:

  • Before the session, make sure your children have had a small snack and some water. This will keep them fuelled and happy throughout the shoot.

2. Clothing:

  • If not choosing to dress with the Client Wardrobe, dress comfortably in outfits that are coordinated but not overly matching. Soft, neutral tones work great. Avoid large logos or busy patterns.
  • For underwear, I recommend nude options. If you have a bra and a strapless bra, that would be fantastic.
  • Opt for loose-fitting clothes for both yourself and your little one to avoid any marks on the skin.

3. Building Connection:

  • The key to beautiful images is the connection between you and your children. During the session, focus on cuddles, kisses, and gentle play. Do what feels natural to get them smiling.
  • Encourage your children to be themselves, whether that's crawling, jumping, or giggling at silly faces.

4. Expect Relaxed Fun:

  • Our sessions are designed to be relaxed and fun. If your baby wants to crawl or your toddler wants to jump or dance, that's totally fine! We'll capture those genuine, joyful moments as they happen.
  • Feel free to bring a favourite toy or comfort item to help your children feel at ease.
  • Music and Movement: If your child enjoys music, we can play some of their favourite songs. This can lead to spontaneous dancing or playful movement, creating delightful and lively moments to capture. Just let me know in advance so I can get the stereo ready.

5. Be Open to Direction:

  • I'll guide you through the session and suggest poses or activities to create beautiful images. I might also make a silly face or use other tricks to make your children laugh. Trust the process, and let's have fun!
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Ideas for Natural Interaction and Bonding

  • Playful Tickles: A light tickle can spark laughter and create lively energy.
  • Read a Story: Bring a favourite book to share a moment of reading together.
  • Share a Whisper: Lean in close and whisper something silly or sweet to your child.
  • Dance Together: Hold hands and dance to music, even if it's just a simple sway.
  • Touch Foreheads: A gentle touch of foreheads can be a beautifully intimate gesture.
  • Play with Toys: Use a favourite toy or prop to engage and play together.
  • Laugh Together: Tell a funny joke or make silly faces to bring out natural laughter.
  • Hold Hands: Simply holding hands can symbolise the connection between you and your child.
  • Cuddle and Embrace: Wrap your arms around your child for a comforting cuddle or a warm embrace.
  • Kiss and Nuzzle: Give your child a kiss on the cheek, forehead, or hand. A gentle nuzzle can create a tender moment.
  • Peekaboo: Hide behind your hands or a piece of fabric and pop out for a classic peekaboo game.
  • Airplane Play: Hold your child up like an airplane and "fly" them through the air.
  • Hair Play: Playfully wrap your child in your hair or let them gently tug at it while you laugh.
  • Shoulder Rides: Put your child on your shoulders for a fun perspective and playful moment.
  • "Eskimo" Kisses: Rub noses with your child to create a sweet, intimate connection.
  • Swing Them Around: Hold your child’s hands and gently swing them from side to side.
  • Play Pretend: Engage in imaginative play, like pretending to be animals or superheroes.
  • Spin Around: Hold your child by the hands and gently spin them around in a playful circle.
  • Catch and Hug: Pretend to chase your child, then catch them for a big hug and giggle.
  • Make Funny Faces: Pull silly faces at each other or in a mirror to evoke laughter.

I hope this was helpful ♥︎