After years of doing family photography in Green Bay, Wisconsin, I’ve created a Welcome Guide to prepare my clients for a successful session.
I’m sharing a few of those tips with you below!
It’s summer – NOW is the time to book that family photo session. If you prefer fall foliage instead of summer colors, NOW is still a good time to reach out to your fav photog.
October is a crazy busy time for family photographers and their calendars fill up fast. I know I only have
three two weekend dates left that month for sessions!
COORDINATE YOUR WARDROBE
This may be the most stressful part for moms, but it’s not as hard as you think. For instance, pick 2-3 colors and have everyone wear a shade of those color palettes.
There’s ways to coordinate your outfits without being too matchy-matchy . Your photographer should help with this as well (I come to your home before the session to meet your family and help with wardrobe and wall portrait design). 😉
PREP THE KIDS
Tell them you’re going to a photoshoot and it’s going to be fun! Tell them it’s also important to put on their listening ears, follow directions and smile big!
On a side note: schedule your session at a time when your kids are well-fed and have had a nap. As a result, they will be more cheerful.
GET DAD ON BOARD
It’s no secret some men hate doing photos because trying to wrangle a bunch of kids can be tough (or maybe they just feel uncomfortable in front of the camera) . If this is the case, I tell moms to remind their husbands that their babies will only be little once, and that these family photos mean so much to you! I always bring fruit snacks to bribe children for good behavior; I can bring beer for dad too! 😉
Happy, helpful dads = happy kids (and wife)
HAVE FUN !
You’re hiring a professional photographer to pose you, interact with your children, sing funny songs and play peek-a-boo to get real smiles (not cheesy fake ones). All you have to do is have fun with your children during the session; the photog does all the hard work. And if your kids just aren’t having it, your photographer should have a few tricks up her sleeve to still capture those heartwarming images you’ll treasure forever!
Want the full guide including my color palette look book?
Schedule a phone call HERE to chat about a full-service photography experience with me!
Get a free mounted print when you reserve your summer or fall session BEFORE THE END OF THIS MONTH!*
During our initial phone consult, we’ll go over what exactly you envision for your session, how you want to display your images in your home and then get your session on the calendar. You’ll receive my full prep guide and an in-home pre-session consultation where I can meet your family and help you figure out what size wall portraits work for your space. I even place your print order for you and personally deliver it to you, ready to display in your home! These services are included in my session fee!
You won’t regret getting family photos done – I’d hate for you to regret NOT getting them done!