How to prepare for a stress free family portrait session
You have booked your family portrait session - now what?
I have put together this page to help you prepare for your family portrait session. We all know that most of the time when we want to have a family picture taken we stress a little about what to wear right? We want everyone to coordinate but not "match", we want the kids to look adorable, mom to look AMAZING and dad to smile a REAL smile. Well here are a few helpful tips and some information that I think will guide you along the STRESS FREE path to your INCREDIBLE family portrait session.
Tip #1 - MOM should be the focal point of your session. Choose a solid color that compliments her and coordinate everyone around her. For example: My favorite color to wear is Green. I always receive compliments when I wear green and it accentuates my eyes. You want to make sure that you feel comfortable & pretty in what you are wearing. If you love to wear jewelry then wear a favorite necklace and earrings or perhaps a scarf if seasonally appropriate. MOM should have PLENTY of time to get herself ready so that she feels comfortable. If mom is happy - everyone is happy!
Tip #2 - Choose a time for your session that works for your family. If you are morning people choose a time before Noon. If you have young children coordinate the time of your session after naptime. And feed your children before the session. You do not want a tired or hungry child during a photo session. NOT GOOD:(
Tip #3- Allow plenty of time to get your family ready for your session. Do not be rushed. Rushed = Stressed.
Tip #4- Choose your outfits at least 2 weeks BEFORE your session. If ordering outfits online make sure that you allow enough time for shipping and exchanges if something does not fit.
I suggest searching Pinterest for what to wear ideas. I always search broad first like "What to wear to/for family pictures". Then I narrow it down or "Personalize" it to my needs such as, "What a family of six should wear to family pictures" or "what to wear for winter/summer/spring/fall family pictures"....
I am a Pinterest junkie and use it for EVERYTHING! It is a wonderful tool to be inspired for almost anything.... just search and you will find:)