What to Expect at my Upcoming Child Photo Session with Halley Ann Photography

Premier Bergen County Child Photographer - Halley Ann Photography

Your Upcoming Family Photo Session is around the corner!


{Be sure to fill out your Model Release form and Questionnaire at the bottom of the page}


  • Think of the location and time of year we are shooting in. What colors look nicely with the surroundings? What colors pop? Blues, greens, creams, grays, and soft pink are nice with most natural surroundings.

  • If you are preparing multiple children, put your children in tones that are similar and go well together but don't dress in all the same thing (ex. avoid everyone in white shirts and jeans). 

  • Dress to impress. Remember you will be preserving this time in your family's life for a long time. It is worth the effort! So go the extra mile and dress up a bit. 

  • Accessorize. Create some interest with layers (vests, cardigans, scarves, hat, boots, wool button up coat, etc.)

  • Keep it simple and lean towards neutrals. Stick with solids, varying textures, stripes, plaids, etc. Avoid neons, logos and loud prints. 

  • TIP: Pick one favorite piece (dress, shirt, sweater, etc.) and then work off that piece for the rest of the outfit as well as everyone else’s outfits if preparing siblings.

  • Email me with any concerns or if you need some wardrobe advise. I am happy to assist!


  • Well fed. Feed your children before our session. BRING SNACKS and water. We will have snack breaks throughout our session as needed. 

  • Don't be afraid to carry a pack of gum or their favorite bite sized hard candy to keep their spirits up. A little sweet can do wonders for some kids.


  • RELAX. Know that your children will be in good hands. I have done over 200 photo sessions and have worked with many different families. Every child and family is different and unique and beautiful. We will get the shots that we need and have a lot of fun in the process.

  • RELAX! Did I already say this?? It is important because your child/children are so well connected to you that they know when you are stressed, and stressed out parents equals stressed out kids.


(If booking an In-home Session)

  • For most, the thought of bathing and dressing multiple children, for an appointed time is daunting enough, but then throw in the idea that the house needs to be clean, too? I get it. I am a mom of three and know how quickly a home can turn upside down! Try to focus on 1-3 rooms or areas of the house to tidy but not so spick and span that your kids no longer recognize it as home. The important thing is not to stress. I won’t judge the bulging closet or the avalanche of toys hidden in the corner. I promise!

    Payment Policy: The Child Session Fee of $250 must be paid in full via check (payable to Halley Stringham) or cash the day of your session.

    Model Release Form

    Please click here to fill out your Model Release form before your upcoming session!

    Pre- Child Photo Session Questionnaire

    In order for your upcoming Child Photo Session to go smoothly, I like to get to know my clients a little before each session. This will not only give you a chance to have any questions you might have answered but will help me get to know you and your family too! There is no right answer, and you don't have to answer all the questions, it is just a fun way to get to know each other beforehand, so have fun with it!

    Please click the button below to fill out the questionnaire below!



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