Family Photo Sessions
Kids grow up fast and capturing these moments presents it's own set of challenges. Family Portraits should reflect your family's bond. Of course, putting your kids in fancy clothes and trying to line your family up in front of a camera is an easier thing said than done. If you'd want your photos to really WOW friends and family, then save yourself a headache with these tips from our photographers at Family Art Orlando
1. What to wear?
The two most important things are that you pick clothes which Reflect your style & Comfortable. This will make you and your kids feel good about yourself in. No matter how cute that fitted dress is, if it's too itchy and uncomfortable, it causes a distraction for your little one, it greatly decreases your chances for success for getting a natural, happy portrait of your child! Don't be afraid to add some color to your outfits also, but make sure you pick a blend of colors that go well together. Accessories also add a fun touch- hats, flowered hair ties, and other little details are a great way to compliment your kids smiles.
- For more ideas, check out our Pinterest Board "What to Wear"
3. Give your kids something to smile about!
Bubbles. Flowers. Balloons, a favorite toy or the beloved family pet. Some people can smile easily on demand, but for those of us "cheesy smilers" out there or people who are more nervous in front of the camera, candid moments and props can help us look our best. So instead of asking your kids to do a "real smile", try giving your kids a bubble wand. You will be amazed by the simple fact that adding a fun element to your photos will make your kid's pictures turn out much better. Oftentimes these days parents want to take a perfect picture, and they put too much pressure on their kids. You can definitely see a difference in when kids are genuinely having fun, because it shines through in the best photos! - Check out our portfolio at FamilyArtOrlando.com
3. Find a professional photographer
No matter how great your camera is, there is more to getting a good photo than meets the eye! Finding an experienced and well recommended photographer will make your experience much less stressful, and means you don't have to balance your camera on self-timer, get yourself in the photo too.
Photographers not only have a variety of ideas for posing & catching candid shots, your kids will also usually pay better attention to someone who is not their parent. Also, experienced photographers know about how to use ambient and natural lighting to make everyone look their best.
4. Location, Location, Location
This is a great time of the year to be outside. Flowers are in bloom, and there are plenty of beautiful green lawns about that will add a wonderful natural feel to your kids photos. Ask your photographer for location suggestions. Time of day and distance to travel are all factors to consider. Check out your local or neighborhood parks. Are there restrooms? Rest spots? Long or short walking trails? Your photographer will be able to help.
If you are in Central Florida, our team at Family Art offers photo session in Orlando and across Central Florida. Visit our website for more details and to book your session today.
5. Don't forget to share your photos.
You've finished the task of taking this years family photos. What's next? Getting digital photos is a great way to save and share with family. But don't forget, you photos should remind you everyday of your family's love. Not just when you turn on the computer, open that saved photo album or swipe through photos on your cell phone.
Pick you FAVORITE photo and have it printed! If you look around your house andonly have baby photos of your 8 year old, it might be time to think about re-decorating with your new family photos! Update your home decor, from your living room to your kid's bedrooms or to brighten your day at the office. Printing your photos professionally is not as expensive as you might think, and the quality difference means you will have a photo for generations instead of something that will fade in a year or two.
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