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Most photos are lightly posed, meaning I'll help get you into place first and then encourage interaction and real expressions while we're snapping away.
If you want to sum it up in a couple of words, my work is most often categorized as lifestyle photography.
For a sneak peak of recommended color palettes, check out this page.
I also compile a Pinterest board each season with clothing and color inspiration.
You might also find this link to be helpful-- it's a wonderful guide to pairing complementary colors without being too matchy-matchy.
If you do want to use Pinterest to help you plan your session, look at it as general inspiration — for instance, use it to figure out what style of photos you like, and then search for a photographer whose images match that style.
I also ask new clients to fill out a short questionnaire, which helps me get to know you and your hopes/goals for the session.
I do not recommend printing your images at Shutterfly, Target, Walmart, CVS, or Costco. These labs are not designed to handle printing professional photography.
For more information, check out this page.
However, I do offer special events from time to time, and the best way to find out about those is by signing up for KLP's newsletter.
Here's a sampling of my collection:
1) Try as hard as you can to keep baby awake for an hour before the session so that he/she is nice and sleepy. I know this is close to impossible, so don't worry if you can't make it the whole way!
2) Feed baby about 20 minutes before the session so that there's time to fall into deep sleep
3) Keep baby in just a diaper and a very loose swaddle so that we don't need to wake him/her up for changes
4) About an hour before the session, turn up the temperature in your house to around 80-85. A good rule of thumb is that if you’re feeling warm, the baby will probably be comfy.