It can be a headache to get everyone in the family excited about another family photo shoot. Whether it is the traditional holiday shoot or a shoot to update the family photo album planning a family shoot can be a bit stressful. You want your family shoot to go smoothly and be enjoyable for everyone. Consider these tips to get everyone more involved and excited about your next family shoot.
4 Ways to Make Your Family Shoot More Fun
1. Choose the right clothes.
Many families choose matching outfits that not all the kids or even their spouse are excited to wear. Instead of choosing matching outfits choose a color palette. This will allow each family member to choose something they are more comfortable in and gives you more options to add layers and fun textures. You will still get a unified look without everyone wearing the same thing. Not only will this be more fun for everyone in the photo but the finished product look better as well. When you book a session with Kellyn Wilson Photography, you will receive access to my personal online stylist to help plan out wardrobe for the entire family!
2. Location, location, location.
Not only does the right location make for stunning photos it also helps everyone feel more comfortable and relaxed. Choosing a familiar location, especially with younger kids, can keep things light and natural. A location that allows you kids to explore a little and run around freely can be the perfect setting for some precious moments.
3. Bring some props.
Props are always a good idea to bring to your session but not necessary. Some props I either bring with me or encourage the family to bring to their session are bubbles, chalkboards, blankets or even a kite! Having the right prop can get everyone in the family more involved in the shoot. During your consultation we will go over your questionnaire and talk about what props will be best for your session
4. Don’t forget your pets!
Pets are part of the family too, so why not bring them along for your family shoot? Dogs can be very photogenic and your kids will love including their furry family member in their photo shoot. No matter what type of pet you have, animals add a ton of fun not just during the shoot but to the overall images themselves.