Names+ Birth Dates/Ages of Everyone attending the session
Just the kiddos' ages, please. ;)
Do you have a preference for indoor vs. outdoor sessions?
This excludes newborn sessions. Newborn sessions are typically indoor, unless it's absolutely gorgeous outside and parents are willing. ;)
Do you have a preferred location in mind? If so, please indicate desired session location.
Otherwise, don't worry, I have a long + growing location database for spots all around town! ;)
Are there any shots, or session, that you have seen of mine that stand out to you?
You can add a link to my website or blog, or just describe the image/session.
If your kids are younger, are there any noises/songs that I can make/sing that will make them giggle?
I.e. Pretend sneezing, playing mickey mouse theme song, etc.
Describe you + your family's personalities.
I like to get a bit of personal info about the children to help break the ice. For example, is your kiddo shy? Super out-going?
Name some of your favorite music artists or favorite songs you like to listen to.
If you can, be sure to include an upbeat and a slow-it-down option! ;)
Any self-conscious areas for you or your spouse?
I only mention this because I often get emails from the mamas saying the husband is embarrassed about a bald spot on the head, for example. So I would go back and retouch that area a bit post-processing. If I know this is a self-conscious area from the beginning, it'll help me compose my shots a bit differently during the session to flatter you best. Plus it'll help reduce my editing time. ;)