WHAT TO EXPECT
Mike Woodside makes posing comfortable and playful.
Come prepared to have fun! We may try a few posed shots, but Woodside
Photography generally shoots candid images of children. Jumping, dancing,
skipping: Anything goes! Feel free to bring a CD of your child s
BLACK AND WHITE OR COLOR
Choose between color and black and white photos
or some of each. Digital images read in color but can be converted
to black and white. Most clients favor black and white for its classic
appeal and ability to capture the essence of the sub ject: You re
more likely to see and appreciate children s faces and character
versus their wardrobe or the background. Additionally, black and white
photos allow for more elaborate, creative framing.
Simple is best. Select clothes with solid colors
or small patterns. Medium to dark tones showcase young faces nicely.
We can discuss different options during our pre-session consultation.
Props are optional. We can explore the possibilities
during our pre-session consultation. If a prop is used, it should
have timeless appeal or be an important part of the child s
life: a small wooden chair or stuffed animal, for instance. A prop
to which a younger child is attached may help the child feel comfortable
during the session.
Dogs, cats or other pets are welcome to be in
the portrait, provided they are mild-mannered and obedient. A walk
beforehand may help dogs settle down more quickly once in the studio.
Try to arrive early for your appointment
so your child(ren) can get acquainted with Mike Woodside and settle
in. The session will go most smoothly if they are rested and fed.
Bring whatever provisions will win their cooperation
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