Family photo shoots should be relaxed and fun.
Unfortunately, it doesn’t always happen that way. The kids may be running around. One may be not quite awake from his nap while another is hungry. Mom and Dad might be worried about their kids behavior. Which can end up evolving into a stressful photo shoot.
Not to worry! I got you Mom and Dad!
Kids don’t always behave perfectly, and everyone is not always in the best moods for photo shoots. It’s ok. Trust me, as your photographer, to guide you through this photo shoot.
Here are 3 steps to help create a relaxed family photo shoot!
Act like you’re relaxing at home or going to play in the park with your kids. Ask them questions: Who do you think would win in an arm wrestling competition, Superman or Batman? What happened on your favorite TV show? Talk about sports. Just talk to your family and kids; this way they’re more focused on you and less on smiling for a camera.
If you’re uncomfortable, move. Feeling stiff or unnatural? Walk around. Swing your kids by their legs. Chase them around the field. Pick one up and pretend to drop them. Movement relaxes everyone and makes us feel more natural. The smiles with come out on their own.
Show the love you have for your family! Tell that inside family joke no one gets but you! Stay connected with your family by holding hands, giving kisses and hugs, picking your kids ups, noogies (if you have boys like me!), headlocks or just giggling and laughing. As a photographer, I’m there to capture your family’s love for each other.
Family photo sessions are for your memories! I don’t want you leaving your session feeling relieved it’s over with or having successfully forced a smile. I want you relaxed and looking back seeing how much fun you had!
Let me tell your family’s story and capture your family’s memories just as you are.