Props don’t always have to mean fake. Bring along the heirloom quilt, the bouquet of flowers, that modern stool, the vintage suitcase you’ve always thought was neat. Discuss things your family enjoys doing together and bring those “props” and accessories that will help compliment who you are.  If your family enjoys playing music together, bring your instruments to your session.  If your family enjoys boating, suggest doing your session on a boat or at the very least near the water. If your little one has a security blanket or teddy bear he never parts with... bring that too!  Or perhaps your daughter likes crafting cute headbands, and mom loves tulips... let's incorporate it!  Bring along items that will represent who each individual is AND we'll make it a "custom" session. 

Here's some examples of what my clients decided to incorporate:

This adorable couple mentioned they loved Starbucks coffee, so I brought along my coffee cups. :)





A Photobomb Meant to Be

This beautiful horse wasn't
even planned in our shoot...
but while we were by the fence,
he decided to join us and
it worked out perfectly!

In the 2 photos below, this family had mentioned it had been 7 years since the passing of her late husband and wanted to incorporate the love he had for gardening and art into our shoot.  So with 2 of her favorite photos of him, I added him into their photograph in a way they can remember someone so special and dear to their heart!


BREAK TIME!  Sometimes, the kids need a break in between a family shoot...
so bring along some snacks and a few toys for them, and I can capture them in their
normal fun, relax mode! Those too, can make for some great memories.


Do you play an instrument? Would love to work it in some of your photographs!

The next 2 photos I'm sure you'll guess these babies and their families absolutely love Mickey Mouse!

Below, Miss Kayla loves to draw and does such a great job with her artwork that we had to do a few shots with it.




Can't forget those Santa hats,
and reindeer ears for the holidays!
They go great with my Mistletoe-Ball and wreath. :)


So whether you want to be on Cloud 9 or if you've been Naughty or Nice...
We'll incorporate it in and let's have fun!!

Life happens... why not capture it!