Family Session Welcome Guide

I am so excited to get a chance to work with you and your family!  I know it can be stressful to coordinate an event like with young ones and large families, so here are some tips and tricks to make your session a huge success!

Portraits with attitude.

What is a Lifestyle Portrait session?

A lifestyle family session is typically an outdoor styled shoot that aims to capture you in an authentic way.  The goal is to grab shots in an artistic and almost photo-journalistic manner, and to capture the love and connection between you all as a family with fun and creative poses.   I absolutely LOVE what I do, and even more so — I love working with families to create amazing images for your home on display.


What should I wear to the session?

Color coordination is so important for your photos!  You may be surprised to know this but — simple is better!  Don’t distract from your amazing smiles and faces with clashing color schemes.

Go for:

– A complimentary color scheme for the family

– Neutral or pastel colors

– Jeans, sweaters, and cute accessories!

– A seasonal look/color is best!

Try to Avoid:

– Very distracting patterns

– Clashing Colors

– Clothing with visible logos

– Plaid, polka-dot, and stripes


Striking a pose.

What will you be photographing?

The basic rundown for pictures will be:

– The family as a whole
– Each child individually
– Just the kids as a group
– Just the parents

If we still have time–the family again in a more candid way such as the “family walk.”

Posing the Family

The key to good family photos is to be natural and authentic.  Although posed shots are very lovely and traditional (and we will be able to do some in our time together) – outdoor mini sessions are more fun with personality!  Interact with each other as you would – tickle, hug, kiss, play!  The poses will come natural as your love for your spouse and family shines through in your images!


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