Headshot + Portrait Photography Norfolk-Foxboro by Areti Bratsis » Headshot and Portrait Photography

Planning For Your Session


What do you want to get out of the session? We will talk a bit about how you’d like to remember your child at this time of his or her life, and what items, if any, you’ll incorporate into the session. If you have any questions about clothing choices you can ask them now. Talking it through ahead of time lets us create the perfect session.


Sessions typically last from 30 minutes to one hour, depending on the subject. While we are happy to take our time and provide clients with an enjoyable and unhurried experience, there is a limited window of opportunity when your child is still fresh and “into” the session. Please arrive no more than ten minutes before your appointment time, so that we can begin immediately, and capture all of the initial energy your child brings. Many clients choose morning sessions because that is when their children are at their best.


Make sure your clothing color and style choices are simple and classic. Avoid bold stripes, plaids, checks, and busy prints. Turtle necks or V-necks are flattering, as are long-sleeved shirts.

For Black & White Portraits — Medium to dark tones of brown, rust, burgundy, green, or blue always photograph well.  Adults should wear dark bottoms to coordinate with dark tops.

Clothing For a Family Group — Coordination is critical.  Choose clothing in the same tonal ranges so that no single member of the family stands out.

Clothing for Children —When it comes to newborns, less is more. For babies up to three months old, we suggest no clothes at all. We’d rather capture the charm of this adorable age — from tiny toes and fingers, to belly button or bare bottom — than cover it up! If you do opt for clothing, select solid colors – one-piece outfits with no collars and no sleeves, or socks. After six months, simple is still best; this allows the focus to be on your child. Other possible items to bring are a cute hat, a favorite toy, or even a family heirloom.

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