Family Portraiture Tips
Family Photo-shoots are such fun!
And they produce images
that will be treasured for generations.
Here’s some tips to help you get the best from your shoot:
Arrive on-time, ready and relaxed:
Allow plenty of time to get everyone ready
and to travel to your photo-shoot.
Arriving late cuts into your valuable shooting time
meaning missed images,
and arriving frazzled means grumpy kids and unhappy faces!
Talk with me about balancing the right time of day for
the best lighting, and the needs and routines of your children.
Let's find a time to get the best of everything!
Carefully consider your clothing choice.
Think about places and spaces that have meaning to your family.
Pack a picnic:
Leave your camera at home:
You'll receive the digital negatives of your shoot within days of it, so there's no need to duplicate things by having your own camera with you.
Not only is it a hassle to look after, but it's hugely distracting for the people being photographed.
Large groups tend to have half the people looking at me, and the other half looking at 'Uncle Bob' and his camera, rendering both our images useless!
Consider if any of the following suggestions are relevant to you, and pack the appropriate props: