The Mama Heart Session Guide

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I am so beyond happy you’re here…

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First, I just want to thank you. For being you, for being here, for supporting my business.

Thank you, from the bottom of my heart.

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These sessions are so very close to my heart. I'm a mama of four amazing little kiddos and the love we share is both incredibly beautiful and unbelievably challenging. This is my season of life too and I know how hard it can be sometimes. I just want to make sure I show you how beautiful it is too. These moments are gone too soon, blink-of-an-eye quick. I am here to hold space for you in these moments, to see what you can't see. To show you all the beauty in all the little details. To show you the forest for the trees. To show you the season of life where everything is hard and amazing and you wouldn't change it for the world.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀


Clothing

The Mama Heart Sessions are focused on the connection and love between you and your littles. To emphasize that love, clothing should be very neutral and simple. Don't worry about shoes, barefoot would be best :) Boys would be great in khakis or jeans and a light shirt. Girls would look great in a sweet little dress. I do have a few options in my client closet for both mamas and kiddos. Let me know if you need anything :)

Here is a link to a Pinterest board for some inspiration too:

https://www.pinterest.com/kelssmithphoto/the-mama-heart-sessions/

Location

These sessions will take place at The Nest Studio in Fallbrook. The address is:

3137 S. Mission Road
Fallbrook, CA
92028

This is the street view of the front of the studio.

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Timing

These sessions are short and sweet. The time we have is limited but we can absolutely capture everything in this small time frame. The key to maximizing our time is to arrive early and arrive ready. Being at the studio a good 15 minutes early and dressed and ready to shoot will not only give us the most with our time together but will also make the entire session flow smoothly.

YOUR KIDDOS

This part is the most important part of prep because we all know kids can make or break your session. To get the most out of your session, make sure your little one has rested and you have packed their favorite (dry, non-messy) snacks and water. No candy please! Blue tongues don’t photograph all that well. Don’t worry about bribing your children either. Just let me take the wheel and I promise to get beautiful smiles and authentic images. Some *ok, all* kids aren’t very excited to stand still and pose for the camera. It is best if we just let kids be kids and have fun. Dancing, running, playing, tickling, and singing are all great ways to capture fun images. Also, I apologize in advance for my awful rendition of the Lion King opening song but it really gets the giggles going!

WHAT HAPPENS AFTER YOUR SESSION?

Within 3 weeks (usually less) of your session, you will receive an online gallery. Your session fee comes with 6 images of your choice to select from the gallery. If you love them as much as I’m sure I will and just can’t decide, don’t fret! You can have them all too! Each image over the 5 included are $50 per image or $175 for your entire gallery of images. I will also have a store enabled in your gallery if you are interested in prints or products. Once you have made your selections, just email me and I will finalize the gallery for you within 24 hours and order your products.

WHAT'S NEXT?

Fill out your contract and fill out the questionnaire, I can’t stress enough how important questionnaires are to the session so please take your time and be thorough. Feel free to reach out at any point in the process if you need any help or have any questions.

Other Details

My phone number is 760.687.3229, feel free to call or text if you need anything at all! It will be hard for me to answer texts/calls on the day of the sessions but please feel free to send me any outfit questions or any questions at all before.

Lastly, thank you so SO much! I am so beyond excited for these sessions. I am so looking forward to connect with you and your kiddos.

All my love and gratitude!

Kelsey

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