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Lilac Petite Client Guide
Thank you so much for booking a Lilac Petite Session with Elle Chic Photography! The Guelph Arboretum is the perfect spot to capture these photos. To help you get the best experience possible, I have created a Lilac Petite Client Guide to ensure we have a successful shoot.
HOW DOES IT WORK?
Location – Plan ahead of time and use google maps to determine how long it may take to arrive at The Guelph Arboretum. Also take into consideration any traffic that may affect travel time before your Lilac Petite Session. I will give you exact coordinations of the location within the Arboretum 3 days before the session.
Arrive on time – Your assistance with arriving on time is so important for a successful day. Please be sure to arrive 10 minutes early to ensure you're ready at the time of your session.
Mosquitos - There may be mosquitoes in the evenings at the Arboretum. It's just that time of year so be sure to bring some kids Afterbite sticks or Benadryl sticks.
Images – Lilac Petite Sessions run for 15 minutes maximum to provide you with the best 5 images. Sometimes, sessions can be less than 15 minutes, don’t freak out, it’s less because you guys have been awesome and nailed every pose! I will ensure you get various images of your children and family and provide you with a full gallery to select from.
No mobiles – During the session you are not permitted to take any pictures with your mobile phone while I am shooting. It is a quick session and this will distract children and make them look away. Do not stress, I will be providing you with professional images. At the end of the session if we have time, you’re more than welcome to do a behind the scenes videos for social media.
It is really important that you allow me to build a great connection with your children. Please allow me to interact with your little one while I’m shooting before you get involved unless your child is upset. This way they’re not overwhelmed and I capture their innocence.
Should I require assistance through the kids setup, I will call you over to come and join me to try and get their attention to help get a gorgeous smile and giggle. If and when I do this, please do not stand behind me as your baby will always be looking up in the photographs I take. You need to STAND/SIT right behind me (next to my camera).
There is no pressure on your children to perform at the session, natural shots are always best and I like to shoot in a fun, relaxed and easy manner so there is no pressure on them to be perfect or looking at the camera with big perfect smiles in every shot. If you are wanting a full session, then please contact me direct for further information.
It is critical you supervise your children to ensure they don’t damage any lavender on the day.
WHAT TO WEAR
It is always good to pick coordinating, neutral colours that go well together. Avoid bold patterns, loud colours and make sure not to all match.
No logos if possible. You want your images to be timeless.
Remember, if your children are comfortable in their clothes, then they will be relaxed and calm during the session.
As it is a 15 minute session we don’t have time for big outfit changes. You can always simply layer your outfit by easily adding a jacket or a hat to provide a variety of looks in your images without eating into your session time for outfit changes.
Arrive early! This way you are not stressed and all relaxed.
Plan your children’s sleep / awake time for that day if your session is during there sleep time.
Feed your children before the session to ensure their full and happy. Arrive a little earlier and do this in the car if needed. Feel free to bring anything as bribery.
Clean your children’s faces (eyes, nose, mouth), it’s amazing what is always left behind.
Fingernails, hair cleaned and cut. I will not be editing special requests such as fixing chipped nail polish or frizzy hair
Remove all hair ties or kids watches before the shoot to ensure no marks are there. Again I cannot edit out hair ties or watches.
Parents don’t forget about yourselves!! Do your hair and make up before the session.