Top tips for your family photo shoot!

“But I really hate having my photo taken!”

Ok don’t stress. ALL of our previous clients will tell you how easy it was being in front of our camera. We love to capture natural shots and by eliminating the old fashioned, cheesy posed photos, we take away most of the pressure.

A lot of the time, we will be taking photos when you and your family don’t even know. We’ll capture all of the giggles and laughs whilst you are chatting and playing amongst yourselves and these photos create the best results!

We will have you laughing more than we will have you posing! Promise!

“What if it rains?”

I’ll contact you if I feel we won’t get great results because of the weather. Don’t worry – I’m more than happy to reschedule to another date free of charge.

“Do we need to bring anything?”

Do’s –
A small snack can be useful to bribe the children (or the husband!)

Props can be a great idea – a favourite scruffy teddy, bottle of bubbles etc..

Dont’s –
Large handbags tend to get in the way, so better left at home or locked away in the car

Large mobile phones, wallets and bunches of keys in pockets can be a distraction (you’re more than welcome to pop items in my bag during the shoot)

Is there a better time of the day to have a photo shoot?

Not necessarily! Although, a fab time of day to get brilliant results is during the ‘golden hour’ as the sun begins to get lower in the sky. However, we understand families with young children will prefer earlier sessions. We will always make the most of the light and choose some gorgeous spots to use the natural light to our advantage.

If you have children, go with the time of day when they are at their ‘peak’ i.e. relaxed and likely to listen!

“What do we wear?”

We want to create stunning images that you love looking at, so make sure you’re looking your best! A subtle matching colour theme within the family can look great. Large logos on items of clothing aren’t recommended.

“What if the children don’t smile?”

Beforehand, tell the kids about the shoot and get them excited! Practice a few fun poses (like being on Dad’s shoulders!). If they’re a little nervous around strangers, tell them you’re meeting a friend. Most importantly – the best results will be of you acting naturally… I’ll be capturing all of the giggles and funny faces, so embrace it and have fun!

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