A family portrait session has so many factors that can go wrong that it feels like a small miracle each time we capture a beautiful image. It’s worth the effort, though—a striking, happy photograph of a growing family is perfect for our customers and for that it can become an heirloom that is enjoyed and passed down for generations.
The key is to acknowledge and then prepare and minimize the risks. When photoshooting family portrait session, follow our few tips, and you’ll be on your way to have gotten beautiful happiness within images.
1. PLAN YOUR LOCATION WISELY
Nobody wants to stand in the hot sun for a long time. Likewise, we can’t control the weather, so include a Plan B when you book with us, a backup date or simply a location switch that includes both outdoor and indoor for covered options for shooting would be sufficient.
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2. BRING THE RIGHT CLOTHING
Keeping the wardrobe on a theme or go with a more neutral look is a good planning. Festive holiday attire or even ugly Christmas sweaters can be fun, but that’s not relevant all year-round.
It’s a good idea to have everyone bring a backup outfit if your Photoshoot exceeds 2hr, especially for kids.
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3. PREP THE KIDS
This is the most important tip for with family photoshoot. Prep your kids for the shoot, beginning days in advance. Build it up to be a fun event that they look forward to, followed by a treat, like ice cream or a visit to the playground before or after the Photoshoot. Let your kids know about it, and get them excited for it!
While the anticipation factor is important, the same day buildup is even more crucial. Children should arrive with full bellies! Hungry children are unhappy children.
4. KEEP KIDS ENGAGED DURING THE PHOTOSHOOT
Bring a treat or snack for the kids, offer children with small bribe! Often, the best pictures of children occur in the first 20 to 30 minutes of a shoot. For children who are more shy, the best pictures and expression usually opens up after the first 30-45 minutes.
5. STAY ON THE MOVE
Even adults can quickly get tired of having their photo taken, forgotten about their pose and smiles. It is important to remind oneselves, to keep your smile going till the last photo of the session.
Capturing the perfect family portrait is not an easy task! But with the right planning and prep, you’ll discover that capturing happy families at its very best is incredibly magical and rewarding.
Booking Timing Recommendation:
7.30 to 9.30am – Less Heat cause by the Sunlight
9.30 to 11.30am – If you like it bright and Sunny
4.30 to 5.30pm – Still bright and getting less hot
5.30 to 7.30pm – The Sun is setting!
Don’t fight with the Weather man.
If it’s going to be too windy and dull due to upcoming Rain situation, then it is worth for a postpone if Professional Photographers say so. You won’t want your photos to look bad, the Professional won’t want it too. We can’t control the weather, but we can control our plannings together.
We’ve seen Awkward family photos leaping in the air, or even Families squeezing like Sandwich on the final photo outcome on other sites. To avoid those Awkward expression or poses, you may read this post on our site here.
What to do with your Pictures afterwards?
1 – Print, frame or pin up to your home walls. As part of your home decors and memories that you see everyday.
2- Give your child tiny Polaroid mockups of their favourite photo so that they can place in their wallet and appreciate it.
3- You can design the Photos on your Invitation Card for your Kid’s birthday parties too!
We hope you’ve enjoyed and learnt something new here! We look forward to the Photoshoot with you! For booking enquiries, kindly email to firstname.lastname@example.org .
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