What should I/we wear?
Outfits that are coordinated, but not too matchy-match. A good starting place is to find a piece you really love, maybe a fun print dress for a little girl, for example, and then pull colors and accent colors from it. Avoid those bright neon colors that are popular lately, as they'll turn your skin the same color as your shirt!
Aside from it being my favorite color, I have found that shades of blue photograph very well!
How far do you travel?
I'll go anywhere! The first 25 miles are on me, but after that I have a travel expense of $0.50/mile.
How can I better my chances of a smooth session with kids?
Don't put too much pressure on them! Instead of saying in the car, "You'd better be good!" get them excited that this is going to be something fun that they want to do. Avoid scheduling your session close to nap time and bring full, happy tummies! That's a good tip for dad, too! ;)
How far in advance do I need to schedule my session?
You can inquire about an available date even the day before! But I would recommend about 1-2 weeks for portrait sessions, 3-4 weeks if scheduling in September through November, and 6 months to a year+ for a wedding. Saturdays fill up the quickest!
What's in your bag?
I shoot with a Canon 6D and a full array of L-Series lenses, my current favorites being the 50mm 1.2 and 70-200 2.8. I also have a back-up camera and external lighting for weddings.