WELCOME GUIDE - LIFESTYLE NEWBORN
Thank you so much for choosing Tomie Horton Photography! I'm thrilled at the opportunity to work with you. I just wanted to share some information to help you prepare for your experiences with me. I want to maximize every minute together and make sure that you both truly enjoy the experience (and the photos that will be captured!).
WHAT TO WEAR
What you wear is one of the keys for a successful session. Clothing complements who you are as a family, speaks to the environment in which the session is taking place, and coordinates with the home where final images will be displayed. Your style should be as unique as your family, so I’ve put together some clothing advice for a creative, comfortable session.
FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY
Plan your outfits completely a few days before your session. Here are some general rules of the road for making picture-perfect wardrobe decisions:
a palette of 3-4 colors and mix it up, including both pants and dresses (You want a cohesive feel, but without being overly ‘matchy-matchy’.) Picture a page in a clothing catalog where everyone coordinates, but nobody stands out more than the rest.
clothes that flatter your body type and coordinate well with the rest of the group
sleeveless shirts and shorts, which tend to not flatter adults
logos and bold patterns
BABIES AND KIDS
can be bolder with color and style.
To show off their fun style with layered clothing
non-fussy, casual clothes to keep babies and kids comfortable and for natural expressions of their real personalities
big bows, any sort of make up
Also check out my Pinterest Wardrobe Inspiration Board.
I'll gladly retouch boo-boos, scars, and blemishes if required so no stress!
PREPARING FOR YOUR SUCCESSFUL SESSION
THE DAY BEFORE:
Do not schedule vaccinations the day before your session.
Shots make babies cranky and are stressful for parents too.
Plan your outfits. Be sure to wear clothing that fits well and your’re comfortable in. Try all garments on to ensure a proper and flattering fit.
Print out any directions or map it on your phone so that you can plan your commute accordingly. Plan to arrive to the location 5-10 minutes before your start time to allow for any last minute wardrobe, make up or hair fixed.
Pack all the personal items that you want to incorporate into photography if any.
Get plenty of rest the night before. A well rested client is going to feel much more relaxed and look their best.
THE DAY OF:
Place your clothing on hangers, not in a bag. This will keep all outfits wrinkle free. Also bring a brush and extra make up for touch ups.
Prior to our session, try and keep the baby awake and stimulated as much as possible. You can give baby a bath, play for awhile, and try to feed him/her about the time I am due to arrive. A full belly makes for a sleepy baby!
After the baby is full, make sure they are burped really well. Gas can take a sleepy, happy baby to an uncomfortable and irritable one in seconds.
(Hosting your session at home)Turn the heat up to around 26 -29 degrees about 30 minutes prior to your session. This will ensure a comfortable and sleepy baby!
(Hosting your session at home)
Tidy up any areas where you might want photographs. have dad or someone else take care of that!
I love to shoot in nursery, bedrooms and living room. Don’t worry about a spotless house, we just need a small area with beautiful light to work in.
Leave all of your belongings in your vehicle beside your personal items thatyou want to incorporate into your photography.
Be patient. If the baby gets fussy or alert, don’t worry. A baby can sense your anxiety and we want to keep the environment as mellow as possible. I will try and get the baby comfortable again, but if that just doesn’t seem possible, we’ll take a break or we’ll work with what they’re giving us. Sometimes the best pictures are ones when baby isn’t necessarily doing what we want.
And MOST importantly, the only job you have while we are together is to RELAX. I want this to be a time where you can soak in that new baby smell, cuddle with your loved ones, and be "in the moment."
OTHER IMPORTANT INFORMATION
In case of the bad weather, I will contact you 24 to 28 hours prior to your session and re-locate or reschedule your session.
If you’re wondering about how you can make your experience personal and memorable, feel free to bring along any items that are special to you. I want your session to scream YOU, so if that means bringing your four legged friend along or props that tell your story, please do! We can incorporate them into your photos in a fun way! Maybe it’s a hobby you family/children love and share, maybe it’s books you love read to your children, blanket that you would like to sit on. Whatever you want in your photos, I’ll do my best to make it happen!
The View + Design Session
This is the most emotional part of your process. Your online 'The View + Design Session' will be scheduled within 2-4 weeks from your session date. At this appointment, you will review the absolute best of the best beautiful images. Print/Image selections are due upon this appointment.
Unordered images will be purged from our systems 30 days after your session. Ordered images will be archived for 3 years for holiday cards and reprints.
My typical client spends between $220 and $2000 on photography. Our custom wall art begins at $139 and digital file packages starts at $220. Please click HERE to check out our full product catalog / price list on my online shop. Also Click HERE to see some of my beautiful wall art products.
Delivery & Installation
About 1-6 weeks later, your art piece will be delivered to your door. And once those portraits are hanging, you can sit back and enjoy them EVERY DAY. For these are your precious kids - the ones who are growing too fast and who you will cherish to the end of your days.
Reprints / Reorder
Reprints / Reorder can be made at any time within 3 years from your initial ordering session, please call or email to email@example.com to place your order. Your initial print or digital file order must be made before you can order additional prints.
If you have absolutely any questions, feel free to contact me any time.
Looking forward to our session!