At the beginning of every session, there is always a slight hesitation. Whether it be nervous parents or apprehensive kids, it’s safe to say that the thought of putting yourself in front of a camera for someone to take your family’s photos can be pretty daunting. So I put together this blog post to share my secrets for a successful family photography session.
Step 1. Forget everything.Step 2. Just laugh.Step 3. Smile to the point your cheeks hurt.Step 4. Pick up your kids and hold them close.Step 5. Let your kids roam free.Step 6. Remember that your kids love cameras…and each other.Step 7. Take in each of these moments.Step 8. Forget there’s a camera pointed at you.Step 9. Be your happy selves.Step 10. Pull your husband/wife closer. Step 11. Let them be themselves.Step 12. Take every moment of your session as time spent with one another. And those are the 12 steps to a successful family photo session.
It doesn’t take much. All it takes is a family who loves one another to be themselves. To love each other. To hug each other. And to savor every second they have with each other.