Your Session

To-Do-List

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1. Choose a location! I have some amazing go to locations that I can share with you, or you can choose a place that's special to you. Be sure to share your ideas with me to make sure your location works!

2. Design your wardrobe! I always suggest starting with mom's outfit, and then choosing pieces that coordinate with her after that. Some colors work better than others. Always stay away from neon colors, clothes with loud patterns, graphics/text or large logos and excessive red and black. Muted tones and neutrals are pretty failsafe. Maxi dresses work for most women and add a lot of beautiful movement and texture. As for coordinating, do not try to put people in the same or similar outfits, this never looks good. Instead, coordinate by matching style of clothing or finding common colors. 

3. Consider prepaying for a gallery credit. Why? You'll save 15%! 

You can see gallery prices here. 

4. Complete your session questionnaire. If you do nothing else on your list, do this! It will just take a minute or two and vastly improved your entire experience and the outcome of your photos. 

Let's Customize Your Session!
My ideal photo session would be...
My biggest fears about my session are...
Some of the things we are willing to do are...
Once my pictures are ready, I plan to...
Speaking of social media...

Lastly, here are some quick tips that I love to share! 

-Your kids can't ruin the session, no matter how hard they try! Do your best to not stress about their behavior. Keeping the mood upbeat and light hearted will help us get the best results. 

-When trying to figure out your gallery purchases, try to envision how you will be enjoying your photos 10-15 years from now. 

-Keep an open mind and trust the process. I work with over 100 families each year and have yet to have a "bad session". 

About Jill 

Jill Smith is an award winning and published photographer who lives in the Catskills in the cozy town of Livingston Manor with her husband and two children (with a couple of cats and dogs here and there). 

Her primary focus is family photography for all seasons of a family's life. She is also contracted by Catskill Regional Medical Center as their official newborn photographer, frequently donates her time and resources for local charities and organizations and periodically teaches free classes to novice photographers.

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Studio Location

4889 East Main Street

Jeffersonville, NY

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