Christie and her family live in Roswell GA and they were my first 2022 maternity and family photo session early January!
My questionnaire helps me understand my clients needs
In the questionnaire I sent Christie to prepare for her maternity photo session, she wrote « the more laidback the better to grab the candid emotions within the pictures ». I loved that! I think a good mix of posed and lifestyle memories is the best recipe to a successful photo session. And bonus, it gives a nice variety to your final gallery! This is specially true for young kids who can’t show on demand their natural and candid beautiful smile.
The best time of the day to organize a family or maternity photo session
Each session is unique. When it takes place in one of my go to parks, I can almost organize it at anytime of the day as I already know where to find the right light. But I often have sessions held at my clients’ home. It was the case for Christie’s maternity photo session, as we met at their house in Roswell GA. In that case, I ask them to look, a few days before our session, at what time their yard is in the shade.
In parallel, I check when are the sunrise and the sunset for that specific date as having the best natural light depends a lot on it.
Maternity Session in Roswell
I met Christie, Adam and Ava on a Sunday afternoon. We spent most of our time in their front yard and in the neighborhood, starting with a few pictures in their bedroom. We were so lucky to have a fantastic weather for a winter day!
When I arrived, the house was filled with an amazing smell of home made chocolate chip cookies. It turned out to be the best bribe ever for a 3 year old!
Ava was a few weeks away from getting a little brother. It was so much fun playing with her and making her laugh – which turned out to be very easy – to get a good mix of lifestyle and posed pictures. My main objective is to show, though my photos, the connection and the love they have for each other! And I think it is clear here 🙂
Other useful information!
If you want to have a look at another one of my maternity photo session in a beautiful Atlanta Brookhaven park, click here!
If you are looking for advice, here are a few links to blog posts that will help you prepare for your next family or maternity photo session:
What to bring to your family photo session?
10 tips for a successful family photo session
About Laure, owner of Laure Photography
Laure Pascal-Glorieux is a lifestyle photographer specialized in family photography and personal branding photography. Laure lives in Atlanta GA.
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