• Magdalena Banka

What To Expect: A fun-filled family portrait session

Relax.

We’re going to have fun!

My sessions are casual and relaxed — definitely not rushed. You and your family set the pace and tone. During your shoot, I’ll combine gently posed shots along with capturing spontaneous, unguarded moments as they unfold — no forced smiles or awkward poses here. I also keep the goals we’ve agreed on during our pre-consult uppermost in mind. Our session will generally last one to two hours. This gives us plenty of time to capture the full range of your family story with no undue pressure on kids or parents. The casual tone of my shoots allows everyone to simply be themselves in front of the camera. That’s when the magic happens. Preparing For Your Session

• Avoid “the grumpies” by making sure your little ones are well-rested and fed before your session.

• Take any unease out of the session by talking to your kids about how much fun the session will be, and that their “job” is simply to be themselves. Don’t make it a chore. Make it a fun event.

• Pack an emergency bag with drinks, snacks, wipes, favorite toys, and any needed props or clothing accessories.

• Work with your kids early on with wardrobe. Support their choices with latitude and gentle guidance to give them confidence, and to make the process more fun.

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