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How to prepare for your family shoot


A family photo-shoot is a great way to capture the memories of your loved ones, but it's important to prepare beforehand to ensure a successful and stress-free experience. Here are some tips to help you prepare:


Choose the Right Location

The location can make or break your session, so it's important to choose the right one. Look for a location that has great light and a beautiful background. It can be a park, beach or even your own backyard. Make sure to check if you need permission or a permit to take photos at the location.



Coordinate Clothing

Coordinate the clothing of everyone in the family. Decide on a colour scheme or a theme. Avoid wearing overly busy patterns or logos that can detract from the image. Make sure everyone is comfortable in their clothing, and avoid anything that might require constant adjustments. When booking a shoot with me you will receive a 'what to wear' guide on how to perfectly coordinate your attire.


Pick a Time

Choose a time that works for everyone in the family, especially if you have young children. Consider scheduling the session when the light is at its best; either early in the morning or late in the afternoon. Avoid the middle of the day when the sun is at its highest, causing harsh shadows.


Prepare Props

Props can add a fun and personal touch to your family photos. Consider bringing items that represent your family's interests, such as sports equipment or musical instruments. You can also bring blankets, hats, or other accessories to add variety to the photos.


Relax

The most important thing to remember during your family photo-shoot is to relax and have fun. I will guide you through to enable the best shots possible. Don't worry too much about posing or trying to get the perfect image. Focus on enjoying the moment with your family and creating lasting memories. By following these tips, you can prepare for a successful and happy family photographic immersive experience. Be yourself and cherish the memories that you create.


To book your family session, please send me an email at hello@ashdowdingphotograph.com.

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