A "Mommy & Me" photo session is a beautiful way to capture the special bond between a mother and her child. To ensure the experience is both enjoyable and fruitful, here are the top ten tips for a successful session:



1. Choose the Right Time: Schedule the session during a time of day when both mom and child are well-rested and in good spirits. For younger children, this often means after a nap and feeding.

2. Select Coordinated Outfits: Opt for outfits that complement each other without being overly matchy-matchy (unless of course you choose identical outfits). Soft, neutral colors often work best, and busy patterns that can distract from the subjects are best avoided.

3. Get a Good night's Rest: Make sure the kids go to bed on time, if not early. This will ensure that everyone looks and feels their best for the session.



4. Prepare Ahead of Time: Ensure everything is ready the day before the session. This includes outfits, props, and necessary snacks or toys to keep the child happy and engaged.

5. Refrain From Messy Bribes: Although bribing may work well for some children, it’s best not to bring messy treats like chocolate or anything that can dye the lips or face or leave a mess in or around the mouth. Opt for treats like gummy bears if you feel it is necessary.

6. Bring Comfort Items: If your child has a favorite toy or blanket, bring it along. Not only can it help soothe them, but it can also be incorporated into the photos for added sentimentality.

7. Hair, Nails, & Makeup: Consider having your hair, nails, and makeup done for a flawless look. Aim for a natural look that will stand the test of time. These images will be treasured for years to come, so we want you to look your best. 


8. Communicate with Your Photographer: Share your vision and any specific shots you want with your photographer before your shoot. This ensures they can prepare and capture the moments that matter most to you.

9. Stay Relaxed: Children can pick up on stress. Stay calm and positive, even if things don’t go as planned. A relaxed atmosphere leads to more authentic and happy photos.

10. Have Patience: Children can be unpredictable, and going with the flow is important. Allow time for breaks and be patient. Sometimes, the best shots come from unplanned, candid moments.




By following these tips, you can ensure your "Mommy and Me" photo session is a memorable and enjoyable experience, resulting in beautiful photographs you’ll cherish for years.