5 Tips to Prepare You for Your Family Photo Session

Updated: Jul 28

Getting family photos taken is exciting. Here are some tips on how to prepare for your family photo session.




1. Prepare your bag or purse the day before.

To ease the trip to the photo session it is best to prepare your items the day before. It can help ease your state of mind before the session.










Some items to consider bringing:

  • Comfy shoes: Help with walking to each location in the shoot.

  • Your Child's Favorite Toy: To use as a cute prop or a way to draw his/her attention.

  • Snacks & Water: Supplies a mood boost during a quick break.

  • Back up Clothes: Accidents happen.

  • Tide Stick: Tiny little stain clean up.

  • Lint Roller: Clean up fur your pet left behind.

  • Bobby Pins: In case some hair flies.

2. Plan to Arrive Early

To ease the trip to the photo session it is best to prepare your items the day before. It can help ease your state of mind before the session.










3. FUN & ADVENTURE


Create excitement about the photo session with the kids. Tell them it's an adventure or make it a game.






4. Prepare/Brainstorm Props


Sometimes families want a keepsake in their photo or a customized sign. If there is something you want incorporated prepare to bring it or reach out to see if we can provide the prop.





5. Weather Preparation


Check the forecast the day before to best prepare your outfits. If it's 100 degrees out that day it may not be comfortable wearing heavy trousers. Ensure your family is comfortable in what they are planning on wearing.



Your photography session is special! Photos that will capture your families heart for generations to come.

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