My hope for you is that your family feels comfortable enough to relax and let this be an enjoyable, memory-making experience. I want you to have fun! And I want you to have something beautiful and tangible to treasure for years to come. So let's talk about what needs to come together to make all of that magic happen! 

Prior to meeting you in person, I'd like to get to know you and your family so I can personalize your session as best as possible. What are your interests? What do your children enjoy/dislike? I will send you a brief questionnaire to help get to know you better.

You will also receive a link to my personalized, complimentary styling service. I aim to keep your session as stress-free as possible, and that starts with assisting you in planning your family's clothing.

Next, let's discuss the location you envision in your portraits. It could be a park with mountain views, a rustic barn and tall grasses, an urban setting, etc. If you need ideas, I've put together a gallery that lays out many of my tried-and-true locations. They not only have a picturesque setting, but they also get great light!

And in order to get that great light, I will always recommend scheduling your session during the last hour or two of the day when the sun is falling perfectly behind you. This results in the soft, warm, sun kissed photographs you see throughout my portfolio. 

Lastly, when we finally get to your session, I want you to relaaaaaaax! If you are stressed, your kids (and spouse!) will feel it. You can expect me to give you some direction with activities and poses, but I want you to be yourself!

BE PLAYFUL, swing your kids around, BE LOVING, share a kiss with your spouse or kids, and HAVE FUN! Laugh, giggle, snuggle, PLAY! This will allow me to capture images that you'll cherish- the beauty and emotion of your family while you genuinely enjoy each others company. 

If you have any questions prior to your session, please reach out! I want to do everything I can to make this an easy and memorable experience for you. 

WHAT TO EXPECT

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thank you!

Alyssum

Tell me about yourself and your family. Ask me your questions and tell me your ideas. I can't wait to hear from you and help you build a session that your family will treasure for lifetimes!
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FOODS FOR NURSING MOMS TO AVOID
48 HOURS BEFORE NEWBORN SESSION:

Acidic food/drinks such as:

Cranberries     Pineapple     Grapefruit
Oranges     Lemons     Berries
Tomatos     Chocolate     Nuts
Pizza     Chili     Mexican food     Ketchup

Gassy vegetables such as:

Asparagus     Onions     Pickles
Cucumbers     Broccoli     Cauliflower
Brussels Sprouts     Cabbage

Restrict soda, coffee, tea, wine, and beer.

Sometimes dairy, depending on the baby.

I know this seems like a long list, but you only have your newborn's portraits taken once! It's not worth it to risk having a gassy or fussy baby who just can't settle. And in the event that your baby is still gassy, I always recommend keeping Gripe Water on hand. I know it was a lifesaver for me when my two were babies.