Getting Ready For Lilac Session with Exclusive Moment Photography

*** Due to Covid-19 we take measures and extra care of our customers. The sessions will be held outside only keeping a physical distance. All props will be sanitized after each use. All payment and delivery of photos will be online.

I am so happy that you have booked a session with me. I can’t wait to meet your beautiful family and create some gorgeous memories for you. I am so grateful that you chose me, we are going to have so much fun.

Now what?

About a week before your session, you will receive an email with the exact meeting location. Often, I am still researching to find a fabulous and unique location or setting. (If you have any ideas, I’m all ears.) Day of, I will send a GPS pin to your phone of the exact location if necessary.

Your Spring session will take about 30 minutes, so please arrive 10 minutes early for your scheduled time. Take out the worry of rushing by planning ahead, and your children will feel less rushed, too!

What to wear?

The selection of proper clothing for your portrait is a critical factor in the preparation for a successful portrait. If the clothing is noticeable or overbearing in a portrait, it could easily become a distraction. Clothing that does not attract attention to itself is the ultimate goal. It could be the difference between a very successful portrait and just another picture.

Prints and patterns are a definite NOThis includes logos. Avoid prints of any kind and patterns. No matter how small the print or the pattern, it will become a distraction.

Don't wear matching clothes.

  • Some people like this look where everyone is in the same shirt and khaki pants. And in some instances, this may work. But most of the time it can make the photo look dated and flat. Instead…

Pick a color palette to work with.

  • Select two or three colors that you love. I normally start with one patterned clothing item that has a nice color palette to work with. Then I select clothing items for everyone else in that palette. Not everyone has to wear every color. Mom can wear a shirt that has one of the colors while dad wears a jacket with two of the colors. A color palette is just a great way to have a clear vision of the look you are going for.

Don't wear all white.

  • Again there are times when this works, but typically I suggest not wearing all white. Color brings so much life and dimension to the photos. Also wearing all white can sometimes wash people out.

The accessories are awesome.

  • Scarfs, hats, and jewelry are great ways to add to an outfit and give your images more visual interest.

Be comfortable.

  • It shows in your photos when your husband is wearing an outfit that makes him feel awkward. It is important to wear clothes that you feel comfortable in, that you feel like yourself in. Yes, you want everyone to look good, to look stylish. But most importantly you want images that scream, “YEP! That's my family.”


Here are a few tips and examples that will help you.

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