You don’t have to go far from home to find a beautiful spot for family photos. I know family pictures can be crazy but it is possible to make them memorable and enjoyable!
Here are four tips for making your family session a joy!
FOOD. Yes, food is a huge part of making family photos happen. Eat before you come to your session and make sure your kids eat. Also bring snacks to the session!! Find a snack your kids love and we can use as a reward for when they show their best smiles!! I promise you food is a game changer for your session! Oh and maybe tell your kids you will go for a treat after the session to give them something to look forward too.
Naps. Make sure your kids are well rested before your session. Everyone runs better on sleep, right? I know that I do! 😉
Comfort. Bring your child’s favorite toy or stuffed animal. We can use the toy to bring out your child’s best smiles. Either I will have you hold the toy behind me or we can encourage your child to show their best smile and then they will get to play with their toy for a couple of minutes.
Just enjoy! I know you have invested a lot of time and money into this session. That makes my photographer’s heart so happy! Thank you! I will truly try my best to make sure your session is full of joy and laughter! But also remember that family photos take time and that is OK! So if we don’t get everyone smiling at the beginning of the session, don’t worry. Just give your family and kids time to get use to the session and we will get those beautiful smiles at some point. May not be when you expect, but we will make it happen. If we need to take breaks, let’s take a break. If the kids need to play duck, duck, goose, let’s play a game. But just remember to enjoy this time with your family. You are making memories even while taking photos!