Session Preparation



CONNECT || I don’t want to photograph your connection with my camera. Yes, we’ll strive for a few of everybody looking at the camera smiling so you’ll get that traditional family portrait, but otherwise I want to document your connection with each other.

HAVE FUN || Play with your kids, flirt with your spouse, touch, cuddle, hand hold, hug, snuggle, kiss, anything! Just don’t be looking at me the whole time. This allows me to capture authentic images of your family that will be treasured for years to come.

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TIMING || Please arrive 5 minutes before your shoot and have everyone prepped and fed prior to your session. If you are late, you forfeit part of your time. 

OWNERSHIP OF IMAGES || You have full ownership of the final images. Please download, print and share the images as you choose. A print release will be provided to you when your photos are delivered. 

SOCIAL MEDIA || Please feel free to post or share on social media. When doing so, please consider tagging or giving credit to Amber Renea Photography. The final images should not be altered with any additional editing or filters. 

MODEL RELEASE || Amber Renea Photography would like permission to use photographs of the client(s) on social media, website and/or in advertising materials. 

OTHER SERVICES || This contract is for the photography services and electronic delivery of the digital images only. Photoshop editing for blemishes, etc if available upon request for an additional fee starting at $5 per image. If you would like help with quality printing, you have the option to order your selections through the digital album website. Please let me know if you need any assistance and I will be happy to help! I also offer framing and design services for an additional cost if you need assistance with a gallery wall or specialty framing.

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COMFORT || The best advice I can give for outfits is to wear something you feel comfortable and good in.

SIMPLE || Find a simple color scheme of 2-4 colors that you like. Try to have everyone wear either light-to-medium colors, or medium-to-dark colors. Too much light and dark contrast doesn’t photograph as well. Stay away from busy patterns or logos. Earthy tones and neutrals tend to look better than anything really bright or florescent. 

TIPS || Maxi dresses are always beautiful for the grown up ladies and photograph well, button ups and sweaters look great on the guys! If you are going to wear florals, keep everyone else's outfits pretty simple. Do your make up a little heavier than usual, it will show up better in photos, especially eyebrows, lashes, and blush.

BE YOURSELF || Most important is to be true to yourself and family. Wear what will make you guys happy! This is really key, you don't necessarily have to buy something new. These photos will represent who you are at this time in your life, so wear something that you feel good in and you might already own that! 


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