There is something so timeless about a simple studio portrait. Take away all the distractions and put the focus on the beautiful family, their connection and the joy they share together. Do you dread getting your family together for a portrait? It doesn’t need to be a daunting experience! Capturing your love and connection is important, and here are a few tips that I have been sharing with my families for many years:
Set the Tone
These portraits are important to you, and your family loves you! So it is important to share with them why this is special and near to your heart. They will feed off your energy, so if you approach it with energy and enthusiasm, it will be contagious.
Pick a Time of Day that Suits the Youngest
It has always been my experience that sessions are best run around the littlest of models. When choosing a time and date for your portrait session, it is best to pick a time of day that your youngest family member is the most rested. For this reason, I do offer early morning sessions outdoors, as well as evening sessions – depending on how much rest your little one needs at this stage in their life. If you are choosing an studio session, then there are a variety of appointment times available as the light is always perfect inside!
Make it Fun!
Even though you want everyone to cooperate and look their absolute best, the easiest way to get everyone on board is to make it FUN! For this reason, I love to infuse games, music, dancing and jokes into every session. A lot of the time, it’s my clients who teach me new jokes and riddles! I love that!
Whether you’re looking for a simple studio portrait or an outdoor candid session, let’s connect and work out the details to create some beautiful keepsakes you’ll cherish forever!