PREPARING FOR YOUR SESSION

We hope you are getting excited for your upcoming Little One’s Session. We know how fast time flies and are honored to help capture these precious memories. From baby bump to the first time they blow out that candle, we want to be sure you are prepared each step along the way.

We have put together a few tips for how to make the most of your time together and to answer any questions you may have. Please contact us with any questions at portraits@livingroomstudios.com or 952-929-4295

 
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Maternity Session

Props Can Be a Fun Addition. Think of something you want to symbolize your new addition that suits you or a way of announcing the arrival of your little one

Will your baby’s room have a theme? Consider bringing some themed props to fit in the room’s decor

Prepare Your Wardrobe. Think about what you feel most like “yourself” in and have fun with it. Keep in mind to avoid clothes that are too revealing or that may restrict your movement as we will be moving a lot and shooting from many different angles. Be yourself and wear clothes you feel great in! Don’t worry and don’t overthink it

 
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Newborn Session

Props Can Be a Fun Addition. If you have hats, blankets, a stuffed animal, name letter blocks, or a special family heirloom for your baby, it will make for a beautiful and meaningful image

Did a family or friend give or make your baby something? Consider using it in a few of your photos. These make the perfect thank you for such a thoughtful gift

Prepare Your Wardrobe. Think about what you feel most like “yourself” in and have fun with it. Keep in mind to avoid clothes that are too revealing or that may restrict your movement as we will be moving a lot and shooting from many different angles. Relax and don't over-think it. Be your playful self and wear clothes you feel great in!

Prepare Your Little One and Your Home. Please have your little one ready in the outfit of choice at the start of your session. If possible, please feed your baby just prior to the session. This will ensure they’re happy and content for the session. We want you to feel comfortable and relaxed during our time together and not rushed

Please feel free to change or feed your little one at any time, keeping in mind the time allotted for your session. If the session is being held in your home, turn the temperature up a degree or two to make the room nice and cozy for your baby

 
 

Toddler Session

Props Can Be a Fun Addition. If you have hats, blankets, a stuffed animal, name letter blocks, or a special family heirloom for your baby, it will make for a beautiful and meaningful image. Did a family or friend give or make your toddler something? Consider using it in a few of your photos. These make the perfect thank you for such a thoughtful gift

Prepare Your Wardrobe. Think about what you feel most like “yourself” in and have fun with it. Keep in mind to avoid clothes that are too revealing or that may restrict your movement as we will be moving a lot and shooting from many different angles. Relax and don't over-think it. Be your playful self and wear clothes you feel great in!

Prepare Your Little One and Your Home. Please have your little one ready in the outfit of choice at the start of your session. If possible, please feed your toddler just prior to the session. This will ensure they’re happy and content for the session. We would also advise bringing snacks in case they get hungry. You’re free to make clothing changes but please keep in mind the time allotted for your session

 
 

1 year birthday session

Cake Smash? Yes please! Everyone loves a toddler covered in their first birthday cake, so please let us know if you’re interested in bringing a cake so we can be ready to join in the fun. Please provide your own cake or cupcake ready for smashing. Come prepared with an outfit for your little one to wear during the smash. Keep in mind it can get a little messy and some frosting can stain clothes, so don’t wear anything too precious. Also, bring extra baby wipes! We come prepared, but you can never tell just how big of a smash it’s going to be and we don’t want anyone to go home sticky

Props Can Be a Fun Addition. We love balloons, party favors, and sometimes even gifts for birthday sessions

We can be there to capture the moment they open their very first birthday present or see their first birthday balloon. Bring hats, blankets, outfits, toys, or a special family heirloom to give your session unique personality

Did a family or friend give or make your toddler something special for their first birthday? Consider using it in a few of your photos. These make the perfect thank you for such a thoughtful gift

Prepare Your Wardrobe. Think about what you feel most like “yourself” in and have fun with it. Keep in mind to avoid clothes that are too revealing or that may restrict your movement as we will be moving a lot and shooting from many different angles. Relax and don't over-think it. Be your playful self and wear clothes you feel great in!

Prepare Your Little One and Your Home. Please have your little one ready in the outfit of choice at the start of your session. If possible, please feed your toddler just prior to the session. This will ensure they’re happy and content for the session. We would also advise bringing snacks in case they get hungry. You’re free to make clothing changes but please keep in mind the time allotted for your session

 
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WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT

Gallery Reveal

Your gallery will arrive 4 weeks after your session and gives you the opportunity to review your images and select your favorites prior to your ordering session  

 

Order Wrap Up

After you receive your gallery, we’ll get together again to review your favorite photos and talk through customizing the perfect products for you, your home, and your family. This is one of our favorite parts of our time together and any family members are welcome to come along

 

Enjoy your Art!

Enjoy showing off your family heirlooms. We can’t wait to see your art and family’s heart displayed on your walls and to be cherished for years to come

 
 

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

What Happens If It Rains?

Since we live in Minnesota, we’re used to unpredictable weather! We have an indoor space at The Living Room Studios in Saint Louis Park and lots of fun ideas to work around unexpected weather. Unless it’s raining, we’ll still head outside. If it does rain, you do have the option to reschedule to our next open booking without losing your session fee.

 

What About Heat Advisories or Illness?

If there is a heat advisory or an illness, we definitely want to keep you safe and healthy, so we have an option to reschedule to our next open booking without losing your session fee.

 
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