In my last blog post, we talked about why family portraits are an essential investment. Today I want to talk about how I work with clients to make them happen! Let's dive in.
Typically, family portraits include the immediate family, but they don't have to stop there. Capturing moments with grandparents and other extended family members like aunts, uncles, and cousins don't happen enough if you ask me (and I'm guilty of this as well!). There are also opportunities to be more selective, like with a mommy and me shoot.
This is all about your vision, but I love helping clients craft what their session looks like. Do you love a good theme? Or do you want a more behind the scenes and casual look to your photos? Either way, we can make it happen!
When (and how often)
There's really no wrong time for family portraits. Many families take pictures in the fall when the weather is nice and to have up-to-date images for holiday cards. But be warned, that's when many photographers book quickly! You can also wait for a special occasion, like a birthday or anniversary. How often? I recommend at least once a year, especially if you have small children. You'll want to capture how quickly they've grown and changed in those first few years.
I'm a natural light photographer, so my first preference is outdoors. This can be at your home, local park, or any of your favorite places, really! I love the outdoors because it also gives kids room to run and play, and I don't have to be too up-close-and-personal to capture candid moments. If it's a public space, you'll want to make sure you or your photographer has secured permits if necessary.
For me, the day of a shoot is all about my client. I take a lot of pride in making sure I understand the client's needs and execute on their vision. My goal is to make our time together as stress-free and fun as possible!
If you're interested in investing in family photos and working with me, let's connect!