Lifetouch got you down?
School pics aren't doing it for you? Need a little extra umph to capture the specialness of your kiddo(s)? We have got you covered!
Here are 5 TIPS for having a FUN, successful family and KIDS photography session!!
1. CANDID IS COOL!!
Posed photos are lovely and typically we can make it happen, however, in our experience some of the most precious, memory making photos are those candids that capture our babes the BEST! Laughter always tops a posed smile. Laughing (generated by silly dad jokes) is a fabulous way to get great pics without pushing a grin! Be cool with candids for those photos you'll love for years and years to come!
2. USE THE ELEMENTS AROUND YOU!!
Kids LOVE the outdoors and everything that comes with it! Find a pile of leaves to throw, some snow to play in or a flower to admire. Make a game of it and the magic will reveal itself! Let the kids have fun and we will do the rest :)
3. SIBLING LOVE!!!
I love when we have siblings. The love or annoyance they have for each other can both come through and it's wildly precious regardless. When these little humans grow up one day they will remember who was by their side in their youth! We let siblings interact freely and oh man, is it SPECIAL!!
4. COMFORT IS KEY!!
One of the most important things is being sure that the kids are comfortable. When we do pose them, we want it to be natural and to their personality. We like to warm up with some fun games like skipping, running, tickle fights (between the family), or duck farts! LOL We want them to like us and feel comfy!!
Outfits are also important when it comes to comfort. So, you want coordinating outfits? Be sure the kids like them, and can move in them freely. Try them on a head of time to be sure they are good to go!
5. RELAXING IS RAD!!!
Come into your session relaxed, well fed and well napped! Drop the stress at the door so it doesn't echo through the family. Bring snacks and we will take breaks as needed; as my grandma always said, everyone will feel better after they eat! haha!
As well, manage your expectations. Pinterest sets the bar high, but if you allow things to unfold organically I promise you'll be pleasantly surprised! At the end of the day, we want you to have a beautiful, memorable and enjoyable experience!!