Are you ready for the time of your life? [Okay...I mean, I'd like to think that I'm a fun person, but 'time of your life' might be a bit of a stretch on my part.] Either way, here are some quick tips to help you prepare for a portrait session with yours truly!


  • If your session is taking place on-location - arrive promptly for your scheduled appointment time, but not too early! Let's face it, running 'behind' happens, it even happens to me sometimes - although I'll try to be on my best behavior. If you're going to be late, just shoot me a text message!

  • If your session is taking place in-home - Click HERE to take a look at a more in-depth guide on how to prepare for your in-home portrait session.

  • Most portrait sessions take anywhere from [20] mins to [90] minutes - but typically it takes people at least [15] minutes before they really 'warm up' in front of the camera.


  • Come dressed in your favorite outfit, ready for for a good time! If your session is taking place outdoors & the forecast calls for ‘less than ideal weather’, [especially in terms of temperature], be sure to dress in LAYERS! [Even if this means running out & buying a thermal underlay for yourself or your little one.] Trust me, if you feel cold, you will inevitably 'look cold' in your photographs. Photographers aren't magicians [although many would probably beg to differ!]...we can't ‘photoshop out’ emotions!

  • Keep your attire simple, but DO try your best to coordinate colors for groups of [2] or more.

  • Solid colors are best. Try to avoid large, bold patterns.

  • If your chosen portrait package allows for outfit changes, feel free to have your outfit change(s), hair combs, accessories, makeup, props, etc. ready to go inside of something that’s easy to carry around, like a small backpack - these kinds of items might be useful to you for those mid-shoot 'touch-ups' and will add creativity and variety to your session!

  • Everyone that shows up for the session should plan to be apart of the session. [Please refrain from inviting your neighbor from down the street to 'watch' the shoot...that just gets to be a bit weird!]

Have a question about something that wasn't answered here? Don't hesitate to drop me a line at alana.adetola@gmail.com!