First off I’d like to say, when it comes to family sessions you cannot sweat the small stuff. It’s probably going to be a little chaotic. The kids are probably not going to listen 100% of the time. But, I promise you, the more natural interaction we encourage, the better the photos will turn out. And, the more fun we are going to have!
Now that you’ve booked - what’s next?
2 a) What - what should we wear? Casual and comfortable are my two biggest clothing suggestions. If you’re not comfortable it’s going to show. Light colors work best. Pick a color scheme and plan around that. Now, that doesn’t mean everyone in matching blue jeans and white shirts. Picture this: dad’s in khakis and a tan/grey shirt, mom is in a flowy white dress, little sis is in a light blue/white polkadot babydoll and big brother is in jeans and a solid blue shirt. *chefs kiss* Things to avoid: large logos, big prints, and the colour back.
3) Where - do you have a special location in mind? Typical places for family sessions include: in and outside your home, a field, a farm, a river, the lake, etc. If you need help picking out the perfect spot, I’ve got you!
Great! Now we’ve got that all sorted! Next thing: day of the session! I will suggest that you all come watered and fed. However, it’s always good to have a few snacks on hand for back up. Nothing that will leave faces and clothes messy though! Smarties are also great for bribing :) We’ve got the perfect group of people, an awesome location, snazzy outfits, a fun activity - now all that’s left to do is relax and have some fun. Can’t wait for our shoot!