You have booked your photo session and
determined your location, now let’s get ready for some fun!


Plan your outfits

Beginning with the most difficult person to dress first. Plan other outfits around that person, remembering to coordinate colors and patterns as if you were pulling ONE outfit together. Keep it simple - jeans and white tees are perfect! Don’t forget the accessories! Scarfs, hats, headband, jewelry, and bow ties really take your pictures to the next level.

Newborn Family Outfit Ideas
Milestone Outfit Ideas
Maternity Gown Collection
Family Picture Outfit Ideas

Get some rest

Get to bed early the night before. Well rested and happy children = happy parents. Happy parents = great portraits.

Make sure to eat

Make sure kids come on a full belly...oh and mom and dads too. We do not want anyone “hangry” for their session. For super little ones, sometimes treats like puff and cheerios work well. If you do bring your furry friends, make sure to bring treats to get them to “sit and stay.” Please keep them on a leash too.

The details

Little Bird & Platinum Sessions except newborn sessions are 1 hour long. Newborn sessions can run 2-3 hours.
Petite Sessions are 20-30 minutes long.

It is best to arrive 10 minutes before your scheduled session. Any amount of time that you are late will impact your session.

If you have an outdoor session booked and it does rain, we will work with you to reschedule your session as soon as possible. We will call or text you 2 hours prior to the session to reschedule.

Also, make sure that if you or your child is ill to call, text or email to reschedule your photo session. It helps keep my other clients and myself healthy. Plus, no one likes their picture taken when they do not feel good.

Have fun

When it’s time for your session…Have a fun time! Do not stress about you or your kids smiling. Just sit back and enjoy the session! It always goes better that way. We will give prompts and play games that create magic to make sure kids are engaged. Kids can tell when you are stressed and often reflect it back - so let us guide you through this and have fun doing it!

Watch for a preview

After your session, watch our facebook and instagram pages for a fun sneak peek.

Time to order

About two weeks after your session you will be sent an email to view and order your session in person. We will have your images set to music and 5x7 proofs for you to review. This is a super fun time and whatever digital images you decide to purchase you can take home that day. Signature products take 2-6 weeks to arrive and if you are in the Dubuque area will be delivered right to you.