Wednesday, August 1, 2012

managing expectations (& when clients start taking your advice)


I'm not sure what I expected to happen when I made the FAQ website...

Maybe I thought it would save me a couple "what happens if it rains?" emails, or "I'm freaking out, what should we wear today!" phone calls. And although both of those things were completely accurate, something else ended up happening; something magical.

My clients started taking my advice.

They started dressing their kids in patterns, avoiding black, packing snacks, bringing blankets. My engagement clients started emailing me to let me know they were going to bring a couple props with them to the shoot. And on the day of the shoot, I'd hear things like "we're so glad it's cloudy!"

To show you what I mean, I'll share a couple shots from some of my recent sessions:

The Mitchell family brought sidewalk chalk...


The Godwin family had a picnic...


Liz and Zach brought champagne for a toast to their engagement...


The Morris family opted for a location that suited them perfectly...


The Hebert family sat down for a snack...


...and didn't stop their kids from making a funny face or two...


Pascale and Stefan brought chalkboards for a save the date...


The Geithner girls had fun with props...


The Blaseg family wasn't afraid to get a little bit wet...


The Irani family knew the power of a perfect baby accessory...


I hope you're all having fabulous days :) I am spending the afternoon hustling my butt to get a TON accomplished, from little things like editing a couple sessions, to applying for a marriage license (woo!), and organizing all of Weezy's documents from the vet.  

And in other news, I've just had a brand new watermark logo drafted up, courtesy of the amazing Laura Warecki, and I'm pretty excited to start seeing it everywhere on this blog. Check it out!


And one last thing...stay tuned for a really cute group family shoot in the boonies (ATVs included!)

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