I wanted to do a family portrait session, but it's not easy to plan one when the kids are grown up and have their own agendas. I took the initiave on whether it will be at outdoor location or indoor studio setting; I like private settings with controlled climate. That way, we have privacy and don't have to worry about flying hair and sweat. We went with dark colors clothing-wise and kept it casual at the same time. I already planned out how many frames I would be shooting, so it took only thirty minutes or less to create all the images that I needed. The focus isn't on how many photos are taken but rather on lighting, posing and the end goal (whether an album or wall portrait). I apply the same principle when it comes to you as my client.
Here are few things that you need to know before your family portrait session:
* First, plan where do you want to display your family portraits.
* Think about the surroundings- you want your session in private location or public place?
*Plan your outfits at least a week or two weeks in advance.
*Prepare your kids and husband what is happening and ask them if they know whether it is a lowkey, formal, modern or casual family session!
*Make hair, nail, and/or makeup appointments before your session.
* Does your photgrapher know how to Pose a family?
*Communicate with your portrait photographer.
Do you know we can show your portrait on your favorite living wall before you even purchase a wall portrait?
Sonia Ahmad is a Certified Professional Photographer (CPP) based in Cypress, TX. She specializes in personal portrait session includes Seniors, Teens and tweens, Women's personal branding, Mother & Daughter, Glamour and fashion, Headshots. See more portrait session in the gallery.