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! Haha!]

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

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

  • Be sure to pack any hair combs, brushes, accessories, makeup, etc. - things that might be useful to you for those mid-shoot 'touch-ups'.

  • If your chosen portrait package allows for outfit changes, feel free to have an outfit change(s) ready to go and/or props along to 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. Haha!

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