Lifestyle photography is very popular these days. As a portrait artist our favorite part of our job is to capture REAL connection between the family members. A lifestyle photography session helps us to do just that.
When investing a lot in pictures, the last thing you want is your family to have fake looking smiles. Rather, you want your images to capture their true smiles, laughs and expressions. So how do you encourage that while getting ready amongst all the stress and bribery? Here are some do’s and don’ts to help.
1 – Prepare outfits and hair ahead of time. This will reduce your stress and keep everyone happy.
2 – Make sure everyone comes with a full stomach. Feel free to bring snacks and drinks to give the kids during the shoot. Avoid anything that would be messy.
3 – Tell your family that it is going to be fun and to be themselves. The more relaxed they are when they arrive, the better your pictures will be.
4 – Let your photographer know if you prefer more fun and candid shots instead of serious images.
1 – Don’t get frustrated or angry with your family while preparing for the shoot. When that happens, it is very difficult to get anyone in the mood to have a laugh while their picture is being taken.
2 – Don’t get in the way of the photographer unless they ask for your help. Many times the parent telling their kids to “look at the camera and smile” invokes a forced grin. Let the photographer work with your kids to get them laughing and looking at the camera.
Trust the photographer to work with your family and make their magic. It will be easier for you and much more fun for the group!
Csilla Leonard Fine Art Portraits is a professional Newborn Photography Studio in Grand Junction, CO. We also specialize in maternity and family photography.
We are a full-service portrait studio that takes care of all your photography related needs and desires so you can focus on what’s most important: Your Baby and Family.
Our mission is to provide an exceptional experience while creating Fine Art for your home that you will proudly display and pass down for generations to come.
Csilla has years of experience as a baby photographer and is highly trained in newborn safety.
She is a true believer in capturing the way the babies are on their own. Instead of posing the babies ‘perfectly’ and using an overwhelming amount of props, she uses light to create timeless Fine Art of Your Baby.
Our newborn photography studio’s satisfied clients realize the value of printed wall art and heirloom albums.
We also service Fruita, Glenwood Springs and Montrose, CO.
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