There’s a certain pride that comes over you when you see your littles in your alma mater or favorite sports team’s colors. Whether you bleed orange and blue or not, make sure to capture the fleeting moments of your child’s first years on film. A professional photographer can capture aspects of your child your smartphone’s camera just can’t.
Our family photographer is Lisa Lotter, an amazing photographer in the Central Florida area, who owns L.L. Photography. We love her use of natural light in outdoor sessions and the way she captures Lily’s personality. One of the cool things about her studio is that she has tons of props and costumes you can use so you don’t have to spend a fortune on Etsy looking for the perfect tutu, ruffles and bow ties! This is a HUGE savings especially if you do several outfit changes.
1. Peruse your photographer’s site, Pinterest and blog for ideas for outfits, available backdrops, locations or prop ideas. A little bit of planning ahead will make your session a lot easier.
2. Natural light is amazing, especially if you want to capture that “Florida feel” to your images. Early morning or late afternoon are the best times to capture images, plus the heat won’t be as bad yet! Plan accordingly around your child’s sleep schedule. Note: early morning grass may still have condensation so keep that in mind for your child’s shoes/props.
3. If your child is in their outfit already, make sure to put a bib on them in the car so drool etc. doesn’t ruin their outfit.
4. Bring wipes to an outdoor photo shoot! For some reason, dirt seems a lot more appealing to your child when they are dressed up.
5. Communicate ahead of time with your photographer the goals you want to accomplish during your session.
when you book a session by December 31, 2014!
GAP Kids: Orange tanktop
Janie & Jack: Blue pants, floral top and striped hairbow
MonkeeBowz: Gator tutu
Hair blooms: Barrettes by Mona (can be found at O’Connell Center Craft Festival)
Pom Poms: Courtesy of the UF Alumni Association