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A family photoshoot is a great thing for families to undertake and is one of my favorite shoots. However, it can also cause some stress.
Family photos are such great keepsakes for future generations, but getting the family together to take those perfect portraits can be difficult if not approached correctly. There is usually a lot more to consider when it comes to a family photoshoot since there are members of all ages, which means that there is some extra coordination involved.
Below are some family photoshoot ideas and tips to keep you and your family calm and smiling the whole way through.
If you have younger children involved in the shoot, try and arrange the photoshoot at a time when they would be well-rested. A rested child makes for happy photos. In fact make sure that all family members have gotten enough sleep the night before as this helps with the fun and relaxation aspects of the session.
Get your family excited about the photoshoot instead. We don’t want them to feel like it’s something they have to do. This tends to lead to forced smiles and an irritated people. If you do have small children coming along, give the photographer some toys or small food items to make those difficult moments a little easier.
As much as you’ll want to direct your children on where to stand and how to pose, it’s best to leave that to the photographer. Not having this pressure will also make you feel more relaxed.
The best photos happen when you’re having fun, so joke around and play with your children, hold your partner’s hand and just let the moments happen.
Discuss all of your requirements with your photographer beforehand so that the family photo session can just flow. Let your photographer know if you want specific pictures taken.
If everyone is well fed, the photoshoot will also run a lot smoother. It’s also not a bad idea to take a few snacks and some water along for those who might need it
Enjoy capturing your memories.