It takes me 2-3 weeks to edit, so I would suggest scheduling 2-3 weeks before you need the files.
Family sessions can take place in my studio located in Lake in the Hills, IL (from October through April) or outside at some of the local parks from (May through September).
Family sessions are 1 hour in length.
I suggest that you wear outfits that match but are not the same. For example you SHOULD NOT all be wearing the same color shirt and the same color pants. What you SHOULD do is pick a color theme. I suggest Googling "____ color palette". In the blank put the season you are getting your pictures taken in (summer, winter, fall, spring). Doing so will give you a lot of great color combinations. From there you just match everyone in those colors. For example if you have the colors of cream, light blue, dark blue and rose color. Mom could be wearing a flower dress with all the colors, the boys wearing jeans, one boy I a light blue shirt, dad in a cream shirt, little girl in a rose color dress with a dark blue necklace, etc. If you would like some more samples, please let me know, and I can send some to you.
Bugs: Summer bugs can be horrible. I always have bug spray you can borrow, but I know some families have their preferences on sprays. If that's you, please remember to bring bug spray for yourself and family.Weather: If there is dangerous weather, I will contact you no later than 8am that morning, and reschedule for an upcoming date. We do not reschedule unless there is bad rain (i.e. drizzle doesnt deter us) or other dangerous weather such as lightening etc.
Remind everyone before the session to remain calm, including the adults. Haha. Family photos don't have to be stressful. Kids feed off our emotions and if we are upset, it will be a lot harder for me to get your child(ren) to relax. I like to have fun and I get goofy. I will get your child to make silly faces and it's okay. This helps them relax and it helps me get genuine smiles. Also with your permission, I do also bribe with M&M's if need be.
Here's a link to my family investment packages:https://www.image127photography.com/familymilestone