It can feel like a big task to get your whole family ready for your photography session. Geez, it can even be a stressful time trying to get everyone ready to go grocery shopping! The dream is to be able to soak up each moment with each other, especially in front of the camera when you are documenting your family connection. Here are some quick tips to help you get some relaxed family photos and maximise that enjoyment factor.
If you have taken a look at my photography in the past then you will notice the relaxed feeling they give. There’s no stiff “Stand up straight, look at the camera and smile” to be seen here! I (and my families) are all about the real stuff, the connection and the ‘in the moment-ness’.
Here are a few tips to help prepare your family for relaxed family photos.
Embrace the chaos
There are going to be moments when things don’t quite go as planned. I promise you, often they make for the most beautiful photos and the best memories.
It’s important to remember in chaotic moments to recall the ‘why’ behind taking photos – to capture a season in your life, so that you can look back in years to come and remember just how things were.
Prepare ahead of time
Give yourself plenty of time to prepare for your session ahead of time – don’t leave it till the day or week of. This includes wardrobe, hair and makeup appointments (if you want them!), choosing your location.
It is also a great idea to book your session in advance. It is best to give it at least a month so that you have heaps of time to get ready. For some tips to prepare your kids and babies for their session click HERE.
Arriving early is super important to ensure you can be in a relaxed frame of mind when arriving at your session. I recommend giving it 15 minutes at least! This allows you to get the family ready with any last minute outfits adjustments and touch ups, as well as letting them jump out and explore the location so that they can be warmed up in time for the session.
During the lead up to your session you will receive plenty of guidance through preparing for your session. To get started on planning Get in Contact