Getting ready for your session

Congratulations on your upcoming photo shoot with Brittany Bays Photography!



Talent sessions are either done on-location, at your home, or usually at one of the various parks in Cincinnati. I have a few favorite spots to shoot at outdoors but I am always up for a new adventure. When it comes to locations, I love trying someplace new, so I’m open to any ideas you may have! Note that when shooting on-location, wardrobe changing will most likely be done in your vehicle.  If you aren't comfortable with this, we can drive to the nearest bathroom, but keep in mind it will cut into our session time. In the colder winter months it may be best to schedule your shoot in your home.

On your photo shoot I will help coach you on photo movement techniques and help you get camera ready. To better prepare, have your child practice by trying different expressions, movements, and laughing.

It is also important that he/she arrive fresh and ready for the session. A good night sleep, eat something before arriving and come well hydrated. 


I suggest coming with hair styled down but also bring your hairspray, bobby pins, hair accessories such as cute flower pins, clips & headbands (for girls). I'll help do a few different styles. 


Make sure their face is well moisturized and if they have chapped lips, try a lather of chapstick or lip balm the night before. No need to bring makeup, but I may put a little powder on them to get rid of shininess. 


BRING LOTS OF CLOTHES! I always suggest that you bring several items so we have a lot of different looks to choose from. I usually suggest to stay away from a lot of black items and clothes with heavy wording or logos are discouraged. I suggest bringing an array of casual to dressy attire. 


Please bring several pairs of shoes with you, from casual to dressy.


Hats, scarves, reading glasses, sunglasses, bow-ties, suspenders and belts are all great things to bring!


Props can be great! This is optional, but can really make your images come to life, and give them an editorial or commercial feel.  For kids, fun toys such as kites, sports equipment/balls, and books are really fun.


Remember to have nails neat and clean. Girls are welcome to have painted nails, but keep it a neutral color.


Agreement & Payment:

Your contract will need to be filled out and signed online before our session. I will email this to you prior to our session. Your payment will be due at the session. You make payments via online with credit card, venmo, cash, or write a check payable to Brittany Bays.



After your session:

Your completed images will be available to you approximately 4-6 weeks after your session. You will receive an email with the login information so you can download them directly to your computer from your private online gallery. 


Prints & Albums:

You have the option to order high quality professional prints from your online gallery. If you are going to have prints made, I highly recommend to order them through me, as they will be MUCH better quality than your local drugstore prints.


Social Media:

I absolutely LOVE it when my clients post their images to facebook, twitter, and instagram. Feel free to put them on any social media you like! HOWEVER, any image you post must include a note that it was photographed by me. Even better if you just tag my business page. Also please refrain from using any photo filters, as they alter all my hard editing work. :)


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