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Specially Designed by The Fates Design for Love 4 Calis Photography 

Family Session Details

 Pricing under mini & full session details 

Prepping for your session 

  • The Clothing that you wear is important, take some time to think it over and have it laid out in advance to make sure that your outfit choices are comfortable and attractive.  Think about what you want your family photos to look like?  If they are soft and elegant - Chose neutral colors with soft, flowing fabrics (creams, pastels, browns, tans, grays) Do you want to show a fun and spunky side of your family?  Wear coordinating colors (not too matchy, matchy) with bold accent colors. You can also accessories like scarves, headbands, hats, to add some flair. Also, look for colors that complement each other well or find a way for them to wear the same color but in different ways (sweater, scarf, shirt).  Don’t be afraid of patterns, but please make sure there isn’t a distracting logo. A special tip is for Mom to wear what she feels most BEAUTIFUL in and have your family compliment you. 

  • Be well rested and Fed. Some families come to a photo session with dinner scheduled at the end.  If this is your plan, be sure to give everyone a healthy snack before the photoshoot.

  •  Be sure to leave plenty of time to get ready. Moms are often rushing around before a photo shoot, making sure that their family is dressed and ready Leave plenty of time for showers, baths, dressing, grooming, and traffic. When a family shows up to a family photo session rushed and disorganized, it can set the tone for a rushed and disorganized session.  Give yourself extra time so that you are ready before it’s time to head out that door.

  • Ask the dads to be cheerful participants. Dads, please cheerfully participate.  I know that many dads dread the family photo session, but please understand how important capturing your family is.  These images will be left as a legacy, when your children are grown, with families of their own someday. Family photos are treasured forever and they are so important. 

  • Have fun with your family. Don’t be afraid to pick up your children and toss them in the air.  Give your wife a sweet kiss on the check.  Tell your husband how much you love him and appreciate him for being there for your family. Have fun.  Laugh. Giggle. Joke. Embrace.  Kiss.  Snuggle.  Play.  Doing these things will let us capture the emotion and true beauty of your family.  

  • Bring an activity that you enjoy doing together as a family (optional) This can give you something to do with your hands and feet, engages the little ones, and brings an authentic smile to your face.  Do you love to read together?  Bring some books.  Is your favorite dessert ice cream?  Bring some ice cream bars or drumsticks to your session or better yet… hire an ice cream truck to come to your session.  Love to play board games or cards?  Plan to play a round of Uno or Monopoly during your family photo session.  Other ideas include: football, piggyback rides, races, bike riding, hiking, singing, picnics, the ideas are endless.  When families are engaged in doing something that they love together, this is a great opportunity to take some beautiful and authentic photographs.