How To Prepare for a family photoshoot (part II)


February 23, 2023

Have you ever had a special moment in your life, where the memory has started to fade over time? Memories are sought to prevail. This is why photoshoots have become popular over time. Don’t let your memories fade away – capture those special moments with a photoshoot.

When preparing for a photoshoot session, many overlook the finer details before starting. If you’re reading this article, you’re very likely getting ready for a photoshoot session yourself! Well, you’ve come to the right place. Here you’ll find some pre-session tips ( part II-Part I can be found here!) to help avoid mistakes that might seem unimportant right now but may save you from any issues on the day that might lead to cancellations. Remember. Your photo session is a big investment, and you want to get the best out of it. Here are my top tips. Let’s begin!

Grab your props!

Ask your studio or photographer if you can bring a special prop that is meaningful for you. Usually, the studio will ask you if you have a special heirloom item or something meaningful to you for your session. If you have an engagement photoshoot session, how about bringing a bouquet? 

Great hair and make-up

I highly recommend getting professional hair and makeup done, if your studio doesn’t offer it. It’s an investment you won’t regret. Your makeup artist will adjust your makeup to look best on the camera and the hairdresser will make sure that your hair is top-notch for the camera! 

Preparing your Children 

If you have children coming to a session, make sure they have eaten before. Sounds odd, but it relieves unnecessary pressure on what could already be a high-energy situation! After all, it’s completely normal for children to get bored easily. Positive reinforcement is magic! Tell them how amazing they are at their photo session. Tell them they will have so much with their wonderful photographer.

Stay hydrated and well-fed

It may seem silly, but we often find ourselves so focused on an activity that we forget to drink water or eat. Make sure you eat something light before your photo session or bring a water bottle to help stay hydrated between the change of clothes or location. If you don’t have energy, you may end up not getting the best out of your photoshoot session.

I hope these tips help you on your way to a great photoshoot session. Remember: your photographer should work with you to ensure everything goes smoothly. If you’re not getting the detail you need upfront, ask them! Most of all, have fun!

Would you like more pre-session tips? To get a full pre-session guide and to be extra ready for your full-experience photoshoot session, book a slot with me by contacting me here. I’m looking forward to working with you!

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