Family and children photography is a special and unique way to capture the beauty and joy of family life. It is a way to freeze a moment in time, preserving memories that will be cherished for years to come.
If you are looking to book a family and/or children photography session, there are a few things you should consider and prepare for in order to ensure that the session goes smoothly and that you get the results you are looking for.
First and foremost, it is important to have a clear idea of what you want to achieve with the photos. Are you looking to capture candid, natural moments of your family interacting? Do you want formal, posed photos of each individual family member? Are there specific shots or poses that you have in mind? Having a clear vision for the type of photos you want will help you communicate your expectations to the photographer and ensure that they understand what you are looking for.
Another important consideration is the location of the photoshoot. Will the session take place in your home, or will you be going to a park or other outdoor location? The location can have a big impact on the overall feel of the photos, so it is important to choose a spot that will complement the type of photos you want. If you’re not sure where to have the photoshoot, your photographer may be able to suggest some good options.
In addition to considering the type of photos you want and the location of the shoot, it is also important to think about what to wear for the session. Coordinating outfits can help to create a cohesive look in the photos and ensure that everyone looks their best. It’s a good idea to choose colours that complement each other and avoid anything too busy or distracting. Choosing earthy and natural colour tones like brown, green or linen always work well for outdoor and studio family photo sessions. If you’re not sure what to wear, your photographer may be able to give you some guidance.
When you have a family and children photography session, you should also be prepared for some unpredictability. Children can be difficult to pose and don’t always follow the plan. It’s important to be flexible and go with the flow during the session. This will help to keep the mood light and capture natural moments. Family photo sessions can be a lot of fun, but they can also be stressful for some family members. Be prepared to have fun and let loose, and remind everyone that the most important thing is to be themselves and enjoy the experience.
Family photo sessions can take time, especially when working with children. Be prepared to take breaks if needed and don’t get frustrated if things don’t go as planned. Snacks are kids’ best friends during the session, don’t forget to bring your favourite ones J Remember, the most important thing is to capture the spirit and personalities of your family, and that takes time.
Communicate with your photographer. Before the family session, talk to your photographer about what you’re looking for in terms of style and theme. Share any specific images or poses that you have in mind, and let them know about any family members who may be camera-shy or have special needs. Don’t forget to bring your beloved pet to the family session if you have one!
By considering these factors you can ensure that your family and children’s photography session goes smoothly and that you get the results you are looking for. Remember to be open to the photographer’s suggestions, as they are professionals and will have a great idea of how to capture perfect family photos.
Please visit San Vid Photography FAMILY SESSION GALLERIES. We are based in Sutton, Surrey, and frequently travel around Greater London for outdoor and on-location children and family photography. Our service area covers South London and Surrey, UK.