In Home Family Session and 5 tips to make it AMAZING!

I find it to be a honor and a privilege when I get to continue working with past wedding clients. They become more like friends and less like clients and I LOVE that. Anna and Josh’s in home lifestyle session with their little Sammy was pure magic. We have some great tips and tricks to make your family session go smooth as silk!

In home sessions are quickly becoming some of my favorite shoots to do because it’s familiar and cozy. Here are FIVE tips for a successful in home lifestyle portrait session!

1. Keep it Clean
The day of the the shoot make sure that the rooms that we will be taking photos in are clear of clutter. We may have to move some items or adjust things to get the framing right but it makes it so much easier for everyone if it’s tidy to begin with!
2. Stay Cozy
Think soft fabrics, coordinating colors that compliment your home and adjust the temp so it’s comfortable for your family. I have some great ideas on my Pinterest page with lots of clothing and posing ideas! Family ideas and Newborn ideas
3. Be well Rested
This one can be hard with newborns, but even if you as parents are tired, try to work around your little ones naps and get as much rest yourselves before the shoot so you are relaxed and can have fun! Remember it’s all about YOU and capturing your family in a natural and honest way.
4. Have FUN!
Don’t forget to let go and have some fun. We will get a variety of images from lovely serene moments to crazy, silly moments. Be open to all of it and it will be a blast!
5. Make TIME
Give yourselves plenty of time especially with a newborn session. Babies and toddlers don’t know how to “listen” to our directions and we all just need to be patient and go with the flow which can mean it might not be a quick 30-45 min session. I always advise to block off at least two hours for in home sessions.
If you are interested in learning more I’d love to hear from you! Message below or email me with ideas or questions about in home lifestyle sessions?

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