Family photos can be a very happy time but it can also be very stressful. You need to gather up the kids, have them put on nice clothes (even when they do everything in their power to complain and avoid it), and get them to smile and stand still for photos while their internal energy would rather have them running around like crazy. This is on top of the work you go through to get ready yourself! Yet, family photos is something that you will be able to share with your children throughout the years and something that they will come to appreciate too! Naturally, you will want the very best family portraits you can get. I have a few suggestions for you along those lines.
First, in family photography, the best portraits that I have been able to produce frequently have a family which decided to dress in matching clothes. Most often this has been casual but nice button up shirts and slacks for the guys and dresses for the girls. The matching clothes help the portrait show the unique family bond and togetherness!
Second, for young children, it is very helpful if you bring a friend or other family member who will stand behind me to help capture the attention of your younger children. These may seem simple, but you would be surprised about how many families I photograph who come unprepared for their photo shoot!
Maybe you are just starting your family. Having a baby can be the happiest and glorious of all of life's achievements. It's the moment you realize that you have the privilege of raising another person in love kindness, to teach them wisdom and ethics, and to set them on a path to a bright future! Aside from wedding and family photography, I am also a newborn photographer. I can help you remember these moments in beautiful newborn baby photos and portraits. Generally speaking, newborn photography usually involves setting up a sort of set in which your newborn is the focus, much like a traditional photo studio portrait. In a newborn photo session with me, we will pick out just the right sets and props to show-off how beautiful and wonderful your baby is and to create lasting memories for you and you family!