photographer + doula
Do you consider your family high or low energy?
Are you silly or serious?
Are you a touchy family or need your space?
Where is your family happiest/most comfortable?
What do your kids do to entertain themselves during unstructured down time? What are they into?
What are some of your families favorite activities? I want to know how you hang out/play together.
Do you have games you play? Rough housing in bed? Dance offs? Baking/cooking? Walk to a favorite park or coffee spot? The more you come up with here the better!
Is there any special family situation I should know about before hand? (for example, a step (or other) parent not being called mom or dad, a child or family member with special needs, out of the ordinary sibling rivalry?)
Is there anyone in your group who may be extra shy and need some more time to warm up?
What is your favorite room in your home and why?
Is there anything in your home you would like to incorporate into your session? (for example heirlooms or special mementos, baby quilts, a photo wall, piece of furniture)
What are some current, routine things that take place in your home with your family?
What is your family's sense of "style"? (casual? preppy? trendy? bohemian? skater/surfer? don't care?)
What kind of music does your family like?
If there's one thing I should know about your partner/kids, what would it be?
What is your favorite quality in your partner/kids?
Can I follow you on IG? It can be a nice way for me to get to know your family before our session. If you're on IG and public and feel comfortable share your name
Why are you choosing to have photos taken at this time in your lives?
Is there something you want captured right now that may not be here next year? (baby before it walks, kids with goofy smiles before braces, baby curls before first haircut, couples session before trying for baby, celebrating an anniversary/milestone?)
When you imagine looking at these photos what do you want them to say about you? How do you want them to feel? (quiet and intimate? emotional? loud and playful? bright and colorful? dark and moody?)