Taking family portraits can be a fun experience for everyone involved. Here are a few tips to help make your family portrait session a success:
Choose a comfortable and familiar location. If your family is relaxed and comfortable, they'll be more likely to enjoy the experience and feel natural in front of the camera. Our Connection Designers (client managers) will help you pick a great spot where your family can truly enjoy their portrait experience with a style that fits your personal vibe.
Dress Mom first, then pick everyone's outfits around Mom. This is the opposite of what most mamas are likely to do, but we have found that if Mama feels good, there will always be polos or button downs in the right colors for the boys and super cute girls outfits, and there will be less personal judgement looking back. Take care of you Mom!
Take breaks if necessary. If young children or other family members need a break or get antsy, take a few minutes to let them run around or do...
As long as there have been humans on this earth, family portraiture has existed. No, cavemen didn’t exactly have a ring light and a fancy studio, but they DID have cave paintings that they used to help them remember the important things; epic hunts, brilliant discoveries, and one another. Moving a little further down the homo sapiens timeline, you have the tradition of sitting for the portrait painter, followed by early family photography mere centuries later.
Why are humans as a species, so determined to capture images of those in our unique family units? Why do we feel the need to have a small piece of their essence with us forever?
Because life is temporary, and it goes by fast.
Our children are born, they grow, they leave. Somewhere in all of that if we are lucky, beautiful memories are made. And if we are very lucky, those memories are captured by a camera. Every parent misses their babies being home once they’re out making their way in the world....