The Key to Stree-Free Family Photos

Capturing those special family moments in photos is a cherished tradition, but if you're a parent with little ones, getting the perfect shot can be a bit overwhelming. I get it! That's why I've put together some essential tips just for families like yours. Say goodbye to stress and hello to enjoyable family photo sessions. Read below for advice that makes capturing your unique family moments a breeze—no more tantrums, just treasured memories!


Plan Ahead

I will be coordinating with you ahead of your session to discuss location, timing, and any specific ideas you have in mind. This helps ensure a smooth session and allows me to prepare accordingly.


Comfort & Convenience

Dress comfortably and appropriately for the location and weather. When it comes to young children, choose outfits that they feel comfortable in and that allow them to move freely. Bring snacks, drinks, and any necessary items for the kids to keep them content throughout the session.


Timing is key

Schedule the session during a time when your children are usually at their best, such as after a nap or a meal. Avoid scheduling the session during times when they're typically tired or hungry, as this can lead to less cooperative behavior.


Be playful & relaxed

Interact with your family members naturally and playfully. Engage in activities that bring out genuine smiles and interactions. Tickling, hugging, or simply talking to each other can create heartwarming moments that make for beautiful photos.


Embrace Spontaneity

While it's good to have a general idea of what you want, don't be afraid to embrace spontaneous moments. Sometimes the best shots happen when you're not posing but simply enjoying each other's company. Let your children explore, play, and be themselves – these candid shots often hold the most charm.


Bring Personal Props

Consider bringing along items that hold special significance for your family. This could be a favorite toy, a family heirloom, or even a blanket that your children love. These props can add a personal touch and tell a story about your family's unique dynamics.


Arrive Early

Plan to arrive at your family photo session location up to 10 minutes early to allow time for unexpected delays. Starting on a positive note can set the tone for a successful session.


avoid Matching

You’ll want to find complementary outfits that showcase a variety of textures and colors so you can look good together without looking the same. I offer a What To Wear guide that will help guide you when it comes to outfits.