So you want to know more about what to expect at your family photoshoot? Well hopefully this blog will cover off most of you questions. If not, please don’t hesitate contact me, and I will do my best to help.
From speaking to clients and friends I have collated a few of the main questions and concerns about booking a professional photoshoot for your family. The one that came up every time was, I don’t know how to pose.
Let me assure you, your photographer, whether it is me or another professional will be well equipped to guide you through your session. Personally, I like to keep the images looking natural, relaxed and fun. I avoid posing in the traditional sense and use prompts to get authentic enjoyment into the photographs. This is not about everyone looking at the camera and saying ‘cheese’.
The next most common question is, what shall I wear?
When it comes to choosing the right clothes for the shoot, consider what feel you would like to your photographs. Do you like a light and airy style or a more dark and moody feel? If you aren’t sure, a good indicator would be to have a look around your home and see what colours and tones you gravitate to and what would look good on your walls. Neutral colours photograph well, and its best to avoid patterns and large logos. I would avoid black where possible, unless that’s definitive of your style. Also consider the season and style your look to match. For example, warm tones go lovely with autumn forestry backgrounds, floaty summer dresses and lightweight shirts are fantastic for a summer beachy look etc.
As a Photographer, I want you to absolutely love your final gallery. If there is a particular look you have seen online that you want to achieve, show your Photographer before the session. They will be happy to see what you have in mind and tell you if this is achievable. All Photographers have a style so looking at their previous work will help you decide whether the Photographer is right for you. Pinterest is a great resource for finding inspiration, click here for some ideas.
What do you need to do to prepare? Be well rested, fed (especially if you have little ones) and give yourself plenty of time to get to the session so you aren’t stressed, sweaty and rushing. The main thing is that you come along to your session feeling your best. Wear clothes that make each of you feel great and be open and ready to have fun!
If you are still on the fence about booking or have more questions about what to expect at your family photoshoot, drop me a message using the contact me option.