If you have kids, you know that they grow and change so quickly. I remember when my kids were sitting on the living room floor playing with Legos and Playmobil…now it’s texting, Xbox, soccer, and Wipe Out [one of our favorite t.v. shows].
One way to hold on to those ever-changing years is to have your family portrait taken…often…before the jump out of the nest and fly away! To schedule your Family Session today, use the Contact form in the menu above or email me. We’ll find a date that works with you and your family for your next Family Portrait Session.
Here are 5 things you can do to help your Family Session be a success!
Choose the clothing that fits the look you are going for: formal, casual, relaxed, etc.
Then build a color group to work around. Make sure your clothing choices coordinate both in color and in style. Coordinating colors might be: earth tones, blues & greens, reds & browns, or jewel tones.
Add layers and textures. Hair accessories, fun necklaces, and cool watches can add interest without standing out too much.
Don’t forget about socks and shoes. I know you’ve seen it…great outfit, but in-your-face white socks – they can stand out like a sore thumb. Stylish shoes or boots look great in a family portrait!
Stay away from bold polka dots & stripes and shirts with words.
2. Hair/make-up/stuff to bring
It’s best to have haircuts about a week before a photo session – not the day before.
Men: cleanly shaven
Women: recently waxed, and fresh make-up
Kids: fresh haircuts
Stuff to bring: tissues, brush/comb, wet wipes, toys to keep them occupied if needed.
Sometimes kids [well, ok, and maybe Dads!] don’t jump for joy when they know that they will be having their photograph taken. Be positive! Let them know that having a family portrait taken won’t be painful [promise!], and that it is important to you. Don’t worry or stress if they come and aren’t in a good mood…I got it covered! :)
Don’t sweat it! I am also a Phys Ed teacher, so I’m used to kids who are talkative, rambunctious, fun, shy, loud, sad, happy, or angry. Between teaching and being a Family & Child Portrait Photographer, I’ve seen it all [well...almost all]. Feel free to help with the posing, keeping them happy, distracting, etc., but know that I do not get stressed or upset if your kiddo is not 100% cooperative – relax! It’s all good.
This is supposed to be FUN! You’ve planned outfits, bought clothes, packed bags, maintained the peace, and now it’s time for your Family Session – enjoy it! Think of the wonderful memories you are creating and will preserve! You’ll be glad you took the time and made the effort!