Preparing for your photo session
The Girl’s Guide to Family Photo Sessions
Getting everyone ready and looking good is probably one of the most challenging aspects of a photo shoot.
Try to remember why you wanted to do the photo shoot – capturing special moments, celebrating a milestone or remembering loved ones.
If you have any questions, I would love to assist you.
Colours and outfits
Everyone does not have to match but colour coordinate or colour block your family’s outfits. For example, choose 2 colours, add a basic colour of white, grey or blue and then use shades of those 3 colours to dress up.
Do not be scared to add a bold colour for fun, like a couple of yellow balloons, or red strawberries. Remember to keep in mind the tones of the colour pallet – warm | cold | pastel etc.
Bring the right shoes – you might need to walking fast or hike up a hill.
Patterns are great but not everyone in the photo should wear patterns as it may distract from the final image. Avoid large logos, animation characters & graphics. Remember to stick to the same season.
Accessorize your outfit to add detail to the images. Textures are also a great way to make the image interesting.
Weather or illness
A shoot can be rescheduled if the weather is very bad, or a child is ill. Especially in the case of children, do not schedule the shoot to close after a medical procedure – even an injection.
Children and husbands
Happy children make for greater family photos than clean ones. Prepare the kids. I aim to make the shoot fun, so please help me to help them to have fun. Bring along favourite toys or special family past time items as props.