A photographer I know contacted me to see if she could could quote me on some ideas I gave in response to a photography forum in which I participate. I, of course, gave her permission thinking the ideas were pretty much a given! However, I’ve come to realize as a photographer AND a mom, it’s really hard not to stress when you are having your own family pictures taken so I simply gave suggestions I’ve learned along the way!
For example, instead of spending all of my time trying to convince Audrey and Drew to smile pretty for the camera, bribe or threathen them, or get mad at them when they don’t cooperate, I should just let the photographer do her thing and trust that she will get my kids to coopeerate! Still, I find myself stressed out anyway and doing all the things I just mentioned!
So, if you are worried about an upcoming session and aren’t sure what to think, do or expect, read through this article written by Amy Stone of Jady Images of Miami, Fla. It’s titled, “Preparing for a Family Portrait” and will give you some great ideas! (FYI, DD = Dear Daughter and DH = Dear Husband)
I just might have to start sharing tips as I learn more in my photography journey, which will hopefully help everyone have a more enjoyable and relaxing photo experience! Enjoy!