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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 favorite music.

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.

WARDROBE

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

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.

PETS

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.

TIMING

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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