What do you feel looking at old family photos? Nostalgia, warmth, tender love. These pictures show the most meaningful moments of your family life.
Family photo sessions are always so touching. Surrounded by the dearest people you do not need to pretend to be happy. All emotions are real, therefore all photos are amazing. Besides, if you work in tandem with a family photographer, the result will exceed your expectations.
- Get enough sleep and eat before the photo session. This advice is crucial for the families with little kids. Even if you are planning to eat during the photo shoot, you and your family should be full before it. Morning or evening time would be better for outdoor photography. The lighting will be the best. Also, kids will be more active as they’ve already had enough sleep at night or during the day time.
- Prepare a detailed plan. You are supposed to have enough time for all the things you need to do. Shopping or makeup are not supposed to become an unpleasant surprise. Adults should work in a team, so everything will be accomplished in time. Taking care of your appearance is also a very important part of preparation. If you look good, then you will feel more confident. Confidence and happiness are so visible in the photos.
- Do not use standard phrases like “Say cheese!”, especially if your kids are shy. Do not make them smile by making a loud noise.
- A family photographer is your friend. All participants are supposed to feel comfortable around this person. Thus, everyone will be able to act naturally.
- Show your family traditions. There are always some special games or other ways of spending time together. For example, if Sunday is an ice cream day in your family, try to arrange a photo session with ice cream. Having a favourite tabletop game is also amazing. You can take it anywhere and involve it in the photo session.
- A family photo session is all about contact and interaction. Ask your family members to have a good time. If looking at the camera is necessary, the photographer will let you know.
Carefully developed outlooks will let you have stylish and beautiful photos. Try to find clothes with matching colors. There is no need to have too formal outlooks. Choose more casual ones. Every member of the family should feel comfortable in the chosen clothes.
For the studio photo session, please keep in mind the interior and style of the studio. The clothes colors are supposed to match the interior, but not to get lost in it. Consider having a couple sets of clothes to diversify the photos.