Let’s paint the picture here. You’re the parent who always takes the photos but you’re never flippin’ in the photos and now your kids are growing, they’re three and seven but you feel if you blink, they’ll be driving your old ass to the nursing home and all the sudden you have no family photos and – breathe. It’ll be okay. Let’s get these photos, lets remember these times, and lets make the minutes last while I’m there to help you capture all the love and craziness that you’r family embodies!
Below are a few helpful tricks and tips to help your photo session go as smoothly as it possibly can.
1. Tell your partner you’ve got a cool idea that may or may not lead to them having beers with their pals on a Monday night… IF they just play along…
Theres generally one person in the relationship who LOVES photos and the other… not so much lol
Persuading your partner is the hardest part – trust me. You’ll need beers, chocolate, and maybe a date night planned in order to reach the next step. Oh also, the kids might want some snacks too!
Have a look online at the style photos that catch your eye – are they dark and dreamy, or cool and airy? This will determine the location & time of year we’ll be photographing.
2. Reach out to your fave photog (me lol)
Okay maybe it’s not me this time, I get it, sometimes you live in places not close to Adelaide, so I’ll let it slide.
BUT I’ll still help you!
Reaching out to your photographer will guide you SO MUCH! They’ll help you to put your visions to real life, figure out a time, place, and date.
In the case that you do work with me, I’ll also send some funky chooooonz and outfit ideas.. which leads me to my next point
This playlist is mainly for the young families – I’ve got the older families covered too though 🙂
4. What do we wear?
Softer tones within the same color pallet is the besttt idea. Less bold reds and greens means more focus on you, your family & your gorgeous faces!
If you’re not a neutral fam – that is so fun too! Just make sure your patterns don’t clash too much.
Check out my Pinterest for some inspo!
4. What if my kids are crazzzyyyy
first and foremost – make sure you & your babes / pets are super comfortable, this is KEY when taking photos. Imagine when you take photos of them at home, relaxing on the couch having snacks, they’re always the most content yeah?
Well, I don’t have a portable couch to bring to your session, BUT snacks are a great idea to get them to cooperate and live their best mini model lives.
Everyone should have a full belly and maybe even a little pre session nap or sugar haha
xoxo welcome to the BRIBE TRIBE
5. How do we pose???!
OOIIIIII DONT!! lol
The more you try to pose the less nat-ur-ale you look and no one wants that. Although I want you to stand certain ways, i’ll direct you to make sure the photo perfectly depicts you and your family.
To be honest, the best photos are the ones where you’re just enjoying each other and some time out of the house.
I hope these tips help you allll!!
Family shoots are SO SO much fun and I can’t wait to work with you 🙂