Coastal Light Photography | Personalized Sessions

What to Expect

 

COPYRIGHT CAROLYN ABELL HODGES

Welcome!

I thought it would be beneficial to our session to let you know what to expect. Below are a few areas that will help us the day of our session. Feel free to contact me with any questions and we can discuss your needs.

I’m an on-location, natural light photography, except when it’s winter and we’ve got 2 feet of snow! Then I retreat to indoors to a studio or your home. During the spring/summer/fall, I am an outdoor gal.

I will take the time to meet and chat with your family to get to know each of them. Expect the photo session to take 1-2 hours. I will take a lot of pictures and present only the best to you in your gallery.

I am also a mother and a wife and understand meltdowns and children who won’t cooperate. I understand that rain loves to come during the most inopportune times; babies come early; and preggo moms get so uncomfortable they can’t move. If any of these situations arise, please know that I am flexible and we can reschedule!

On the day of your session, I will reserve 1-2 hours to work with you to achieve the best possible photographs. I am very casual and flexible in my approach. If you have an idea that you would like to try let me know. I am always up for new ideas. If I want to do a shot that you are not comfortable with, please let me know. We can always try something else.

For each client my goal is to create beautiful and creative photos that will last a lifetime. I strive to provide excellent customer service and to create a fun and memorable experience for you and your family.

 

What to Wear & Bring to Your Portrait Session

What do you like? Wear what you feel comfortable in. Photographs are more about the people and not about the outfits. That being said….remember that you want to keep your photos forever. Think of clothing that has a timeless feel to them. Feel free to bring up to 3 changes of clothes. And please bring any and everything you think might be required to keep your child(ren) happy and comfortable (favorite doll/stuffed animal/blanket), snacks, etc.

Ideas:

  • Children: boots, hats, purses, shoes, books, bows, or whatever else makes them them.
  • Newborns: bring anything that has special meaning or that you wish to add to the photographs.
  • Maternity: favorite outfits, anything you feel comfortable in that can show some skin 
  • Families: you don’t all have to match but your color scheme should
  • Seniors: sports memorabilia, guitars, hats, prom dresses, etc.