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:
For parents, coordinated, but not matchy outfits. With your sweet little baby being the focus of the session, neutral colors tend to work best.
For Mom's, a beautiful maxi dress or a pretty cotton gown that will be both comfortable and oh-so-sweet while you are cuddling with your new baby.
clothes that flatter your body type and coordinate well with the rest of the group
logos and bold patterns
Tight fitted clothing that you aren't comfortable
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
fitted clothes/onesie/a cute or natural colour wrap for newborns
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.
(On location sessions only)
Map it on your phone so that you can plan your commute accordingly. Plan to arrive to the location 5 minutes before your start time to allow for any last minute wardrobe, make up or hair fixed.
Pack your personal items that you want to incorporate into your photography. I highly recommend to bring a BLANKET for your family to sit on as well as A CUTE WRAP for your newborn in case it gets cold.
I also 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!
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 (Jackets, coats etc) 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.
Leave all of your belongings in your vehicle beside your personal items thatyou want to incorporate into your photography.
DURING THE SESSION:
We must maintain a 2 meter (6 feet) distance between you and me the whole time.
Be patient. If the baby gets fussy or alert, don’t worry. We’ll take breaks as much as we need 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
Strict Illness Policy:
If you are sick (fever, dry cough, difficulty breathing, shortness of breath, loss of taste or smell, headache, muscle aches, fatigue, vomiting or diarrhea for more than 24 hours), please contact me to reschedule your session. No penalty/or an extra fee for the last minute charges will apply.
In case of the bad weather, I will contact you 24 to 48 hours prior to your session and reschedule your session.
The View + Design Session
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 start 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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!