A portrait session can be a very fun experience for you and your children, but you may be wondering what to expect. Here are some things you can do in preparation that will help us get the most out of your shoot.
- Try to arrive 15-20 minutes early so you can get familiar with the location and process.
- If there will be children in the photos, make your appointment at a time of day when they’ll be alert and rested. They’ll enjoy the photo shoot much more if they’re not sleepy.
- Have the necessary items to help your child stay engaged. Snacks, toys, diapers, and the like will ensure limited breaks in the action.
- Bring along some personal props that say a bit about those being photographed. Jewelry, instruments, hobby equipment, trophies, special clothing/costumes and toys all work.
I often find the best, most intimate photos come from candid moments. Sitting posed in a field might be a great family portrait, but walking back to the car with a child swinging from both parent’s arms might capture even more. Sometimes the hilariously laughing or pouting and sobbing moments between poses can offer the most real and emotional photos, loved deeply by family and friends who aren’t always there to share in them. We will be looking for those, as well as the posed photos, so know that you could have your photo taken at any moment!