Saturday, November 17, 2018

Six Tips for Surviving Family Photo Sessions

Handsome Husband does NOT like being photographed.  Do most men feel that way?


It'd been seven years since we committed to family pictures.  Here's how I convinced him to do it and actually enjoy our time in front of the lens.


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1.  Find a photographer you love.  In this case, it's our neighbor.  During the week, she stays home with their beautiful children.  On weekends, she works on her photography business, Brevity Photography.  (If you'd like to read my posts about her daughter, Emery, just click HERE or THERE.)  Don't be afraid to try someone just getting started.  It's a great way to support a local business.



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2.  Schedule a mini 20 minute session.  Twenty minutes was plenty of time for just the two of us.  I would have been happy with one good shot.


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3.  Re-create a photo from your wedding.  I guess this will always be my favorite pose for us.  Facing one another, holding hands.  I love how our height difference places my face a bit below his.


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4.  Ask for a few individual shots.  I plan to give our adult children three prints for Christmas.  One will be a picture of us together and then an individual print of each of us.


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5.  Be open to the photographer's suggestions.  It never would have occurred to me to snuggle his back, but this is one of my favorite shots from our mini session.


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6.  Give some thought to what you wear.  Of course, be aware of the forecast if shooting outside.  The morning we did these, the temps were in the teens!  There are lots of ideas on Pinterest about coordinating outfits.  I don't care for overly matchy-matchy, so I chose neutral with a little dark red.  This coat belonged to my Great Aunt Drue who lived to be 97.  I am absolutely thrilled to have it in some professional photos!  Handsome Husband has had the solid beige sweater for a while.  I grabbed a scarf that was similar to the color of his shirt, even though it's hard to see his shirt for the big, manly beard.  Gosh, my husband makes me swoon!

How do you survive family photos?

;-)  -Marci 

5 comments:

  1. I think your hubby cooperated completely! No smirks or funny faces at all...something my husband would have done! Great pics!

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  2. Wow, your photos came out great. It was so nice to have your neighbor take the photos too. Thanks for sharing at Cooking and Crafting with J&J.

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  3. Beautiful pictures! Such joy - I can totally tell how much you love each other!
    Angie

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  4. These are so great! Good photos are a treasure!

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