Five things you need to know before your next photography session

LilalfieFamily Photography

Photoshoots don’t need to be stressful. Here are our tips to help you prepare for your upcoming session.

1. Create a mood board

How can you make sure that you and your photographer are speaking the same language? A mood board complete with pictures, example poses, and colour schemes help let your photographer understand the particular feel or style you prefer.

2. Decide on the time and location of your photography session

Think about if you have young children when are they at their best, as we mostly photograph in natural light. Think about the time of day and what type of light. If you can, book during ‘golden hour,’ the period of daytime shortly after sunrise or before sunset, as it is generally the most flattering portrait light.

3. Plan on what you will bring to the session:

Clothes
We recommend choosing styles which are classic and understated. For family photography, you don’t have to be matchy-matchy. Instead, wear complimenting colours. Start with your base of neutrals eg. whites and greys, then add pastels, think soft pinks and soft blues. Chinos are a great alternative to denim jeans.

Jewellery
Think about the pieces that hold special meaning to you. Engagement, wedding rings and push presents tend to be worked into the photography.

For little ones
A favourite toy or a comforting blanket. Don’t forget the wipes and nappy covers.

4. Pamper yourself

Why not use the excuse of a photoshoot to spoil yourself? Here are some ways in which our clients pamper themselves in preparation for their upcoming session.

  • Manicure, pedicure
  • Facial
  • Spray tan
  • Blow wave
  • Purchase a new outfit

Some photoshoot don’ts?

  • It is best to not offer food to your kids mid-way through the session as crumbs tend to show up in teeth and everywhere else.
  • Make sure everybody is well-rested
  • Do not worry about your photography session, leave it to us!

5. Finally, enjoy the process!

Especially when coordinating a family photography session, mums tend to put themselves as last priority. That needn’t be the case, (try) to come well-rested, and enjoy the process! Photography sessions are a great way to spend some time with your family and have some genuine laughs and fun.

Interested in discussing how we can help you with your family photography? Contact us at 0488 683 280 or email us at hello@littleafliephotography.com.au.

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