Sometimes a family photo session can sound or feel stressful. I have some tips to make your family pictures a great memory. Of course a lot of planning goes into getting everyone ready for photos, but I think it can actually be a wonderful family memory.
- Don’t stress about how your kids are going to behave, leave that in the car. When mom is relaxed and happy everyone tends to be more relaxed too. Kids will be kids and you can’t micromanage how children might act during the session. But when the parents are happy and relaxed, kids tend to be as well.
- Leave your phone in your bag or your car. Think of your family photo session as a date with your family. It is a time to play and be with one another. Kids can tell when you are distracted or rushing through something and the experience will not be the same. Use your photo session as a way to connect with each other.
- Play with your kids! Be goofy, laugh, smile, say silly things. Kiss and hug them. You know what your child enjoys. Walk around together. Just be present with them. I will make the magic happen behind the lens, don’t worry about that part. Just simply enjoy being with your family.
- Perhaps my favorite tip is: get ice cream after! I am not above bribery, and who doesn’t love having an ice cream date? It is a big hit with the whole family. It gives you something to look forward to after your session, and really makes the evening feel like a special night.
I really think family photo sessions can be a special and fun memory. The payoff of organizing and planning everything will be even greater when the whole family enjoys themselves. The pictures are sweeter too.
My style and goal when photographing families is to create timeless, yet fresh images! I love incorporating our beautiful Colorado scenery and golden sunsets to help capture authentic moments. If you are interested in more information on senior portraits or family photography click here! Or email me directly at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please allow 48 hours for me to respond. For more photos and recent work follow me on Facebook and behind the scenes fun is on my Instagram stories. Sessions take place an hour or so before sunset for the most beautiful light.
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Julie Livermore photography specializes in newborn, family, maternity, and outdoor photography in Denver and Boulder with the best locations in surrounding areas!