What to expect:
When you commission Heather for a portrait, you can expect a completely customized session. Heather never books back-to-back sessions, and as a result, you will never be rushed. An average session lasts an hour, however, time is always allowed for mothers to feed their babies and for children to take a snack break or just run around. Heather approaches each session with a lot of time and patience, getting to know each subject and allowing all subjects, especially babies and children, to get to know Heather and the studio environment. It is key that everyone feels comfortable so that the photos will be natural and so that the experience is fun.
When to book:
When scheduling a session time for babies and toddlers, keep in mind when they are happiest and in good cheer. It is often best to book around napping and feeding time so they are well rested and will enjoy the session.
Newborns are best photographed within the first week and while they are sleeping.
Maternity sessions are usually booked around 7 – 8 months into your pregnancy. This way you are looking beautifully pregnant but are still able to move around and enjoy your session.
What to wear:
Think: simple… less is more…jeans and bare feet.
People always want to know what to wear?! Heather’s philosophy has always been to make the photos about the person and their expressions. So, keep it simple, relaxed and most importantly be comfortable!
It is especially important to keep it simple with babies. They don’t always photograph well in outfits because they usually look like they are swimming in them. In fact, they often look best in their birthday suits! This way you can capture their perfect baby skin, all those adorable wrinkles and their tiny feet and hands.
Avoid busy patterns and logos because they are distracting and take away from the photographs. Instead, try jeans with a solid coloured top, all white or all black.
If you are looking to try something different, talk to Heather about how to achieve an urban, hip look.
It is always a good idea to bring several options so that Heather can help you pick the perfect look and style for your portraits.
When more than one person is being photographed, keep clothes similar in style, colour and tone to create a coordinated look. Outfits don’t need to be identical but should blend together well.
Heather’s photographs are known for having everyone in their bare feet. It is fun and it adds to the casual and artistic style of her work.
Feel free to discuss your clothing ideas with Heather during your pre-session consultation.