Family Session Prep Guide

Fall Family Session

studio Address+Directions

My studio is located in Downtown Minot at 6 Main Street N., Suite 104. I am between the Taube Museum and the 10 N Main restaurant. Please try not to arrive more than 5 minutes early, as families before you need time to leave and I need time to clean & prep between appointments.

What to bring {Depending on age}

+Extra diapers and wipes. 'Cause things always happen on Picture Day!

+Any props (heirloom items, outfits) we've discussed & are planning to use in the session.

+Water for yourself to drink.

+A well-stocked diaper bag for normal day out of the house.

+If you're traveling from out of town, you may bring your clothing/shirts & change here.

Wrinkles are easier to manage this way.

+Payment - I accept cash or checks. Keep in mind if you bring cash- I am not always able to make change.

+Feel free to ask any questions!


I am a firm believer that these are your family memories and should reflect that. I have more of a short list of things that photograph well vs things that don't.

Do choose neutrals, cream, gray, black.

Do choose coordinating colors.

Coordinating colors do not have to full on match. They compliment each other.

Don't wear neon colors.

Don't wear graphics (skateboards, cartoons characters, big logos)

Don't mix more than 2 plaids.

Limit pinstripes and pin drops.

Textures work well!


In the days before - use chapstick and lotion to remedy dry/chapped lips and skin.

Night before - Remove or apply nail polishes as desired.

Clean & clip nails - check toes on littles.

Do not drink any punches or juices that stain lips, teeth & mouth before the session.

Additional Reminders!

+Adding parents, siblings, other family members without discussing it prior to the session will incur a fee.

++Illness Policies++

If anyone in your party is ill with a fever, vomiting, diarrhea, coughing, rash or are otherwise contagious, please reach out to reschedule.

Even if it happens to be the morning of the session. We will gladly reschedule rather than risk exposure. I serve Newborns, Elderly, cancer patients and otherwise immunocompromised people and will not risk exposing them to something they can not fight off. If any client arrives to a session ill, I reserve the right to send them away without holding their session.

We are excited to see you!

Please reach out with any questions or concerns.