Half of the non-refundable session retainer is due at the time of booking; whether doing a weekday mini, fall mini or holiday mini-session. The only way to secure your preferred time and location is to book in advance. Your final payment is due two weeks before your scheduled session date and a reminder will be automatically emailed to you.
Back up dates for weather reschedules for the weekend sessions will be the following day (Sunday) if possible. The weekday reschedules for weather will be Wednesday for Tuesday sessions, or the following Monday for Thursday nights. Locations cannot be guaranteed if you reschedule for any reason! Also, due to environmental and permit approval, some locations may change after booking. Weekend dates will be rescheduled at our earliest convenience and may fall on a Sunday.
Clients and prospective clients have first dibs on this information, but don't wait because the schedule goes out to everyone soon! Email Brooke@HamiltonCreekPhotography.com with your first location/date choice and time preference. Please provide one back up time/date/location!
See what sessions time slots are already taken by visiting the BLOG HERE (copy & paste this into your URL if needed https://wp.me/p3QjuR-1y4)
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Fall Inspiration to get you started!
Pinterest may be my favorite source of inspiration most days. I am sharing a link to my "what to wear families board" below! Here are a few of my favorite tips to get you started dressing your family for photos this year.
1. Start with a color scheme and get shopping! I always say to start with the most challenging person in your family to dress first, and then build your family outfits from there. Also, think about where you are doing your session and what your home decor looks like when planning so when you hang your photos, your decor and your outfits don't totally clash!
2. I love a bit of texture and pattern in your clothing, too. I mean, everyone showing up in solid polo shirts is boring, right? Add depth to your pictures by adding a textured sweater, or scarf, or just a simple dress with soft texture mixed with crisp button downs or harder textured jeans for variety. But, make sure everyone is comfortable. If they aren't, they will look uncomfortable in the pictures.
3. Don't look like you just woke up! Make sure you can move and sit comfortably without wrinkling. Don't pick something that WRINKLES EASILY! You will be likely driving to your session so to cut down on wrinkles and seat belts interfering, you can always change at your location, but allow plenty of time! I can't adjust the time if you are changing after our session time starts! We will be moving, sitting and standing, so again, pick carefully! I can only edit wrinkles so much and extra edding time can be costly if it is for vanity edits (exessive winkles would fall into the "vanity" category).
4. Patterns can add interest into your photos as well. Just don't over do it! One main pattern for every three family members is great. That doesn't mean everyone else in plain solids though. Add a little pattern with a button down under a sweater, or a pair of tights with pattern or textures.
5. Speaking of patterns, be extra careful when selecting small patterns or small ginham checks. They can cause a moire pattern effect. When odd stripes and patterns appear in your digital images, this is called a moiré effect. This visual perception occurs when a fine pattern on your subject meshes with the pattern on the imaging chip of your camera, and you see a third separate pattern. Mens dress shirts are often the biggest culprit of this effect, so please send me a photo of the shirt/outfits before the session just to be safe!
4. Don't forget the shoes! Don't go through all this work and then forget shoes. Make sure they fit well and are clean. Nobody wants blisters the day of or to be walking and have your baby's shoes fall off... Oh, and did you know? Baby wipes can do magic on scuff marks.
5. Be yourselves. Don't try to be something you aren't just to look good in photos! Be yourselves. Bring your own style. Maybe just skip the large cartoon shirts and settle on a soft t-shirt if that is your kid's fave.
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