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5 Tips for a Successful Family Photo Session

Today, we’re diving into one of the most heartwarming topics: family photos. You know, those snapshots that freeze time and capture the giggles, the hugs, and all the little moments that make your family uniquely yours. But let’s face it, orchestrating a picture-perfect photo session can sometimes feel like herding cats. Don’t worry, though – I’ve got your back with some tried-and-true tips to make your next family photo session a breeze.

Tip 1: Coordinate Outfits for the Family

Picture this: a mishmash of clashing colors and patterns that make your family look like they’re headed to a costume party. Yikes! Instead, opt for coordinated outfits that complement each other without looking too matchy-matchy. Choose a color palette or theme that suits your family’s style and mix in some patterns and textures for visual interest. Trust us, your future selves will thank you when you’re flipping through those timeless photos.

Family photo sessions with coordinating outfits and pleasing color palettes

Tip 2: Choose the Right Location for your Photo Session

Location, location, location – it’s not just for real estate! When it comes to family photo sessions, the backdrop sets the stage for your picture-perfect moments. Whether you’re frolicking in a sun-drenched field at Lake Louisa, splashing around at Cocoa Beach, or snuggling up at home – choose a setting that reflects your family’s vibe. After all, the best photos happen when you’re in your element. I have a long list of amazing locations that I love capturing memories at across Central Florida. Let’s find the best fit for your next Family photo session!

family with teens and toddler pose during family photo session

Tip 3: Keep Kids Engaged and Happy

Ah, the joys of wrangling little ones for a photo op. But fear not, parents – I’ve got a few tricks up my sleeve to keep those kiddos smiling. Pack some clean snacks or favorite coordinating toys to keep them entertained between shots. And remember, a little bribery never hurt anyone – promise them a sweet treat or extra playtime afterward as a reward for their superstar behavior.

families engaged and connecting with each other during photo session

Tip 4: Embrace Candid Moments in your Family Session

Let’s be real – not every photo needs to be perfectly posed. Some of the most cherished shots happen when you’re just being yourselves. So ditch the stiff smiles, and embrace those candid moments of laughter, snuggles, and silly faces. Trust me… those genuine, unscripted moments are what you’ll treasure for years to come.

little girl giggles during tickle game with her parents

Tip 5: Trust Your Photographer

Last but certainly not least, put your trust in your friendly neighborhood photographer (that’s me!). I’m here to capture your family’s unique bond and personality, so don’t be afraid to let loose and have fun. Share any special requests or concerns beforehand, and then sit back, relax, and let me work my magic. I promise to make the process as stress-free and enjoyable as possible!

parents connecting with their young children

And there you have it – my Top 5 Tips for a fun and fabulous family photo session. Whether you are wrangling toddlers, corralling teenagers, or coaxing reluctant partners, remember that the most important thing is to cherish the moments and make the memories together. So go ahead… book your next family photo session with me, and let’s capture some magic together!

mom and dad cuddle while kids play tag around them

April 1, 2024

  1. Coley says:

    Great advice, love it!

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