Screaming children, torrential downpours, Dad’s got a stain on his shirt, and…are they still in tantrum mode?!
Relax, at fotosbyt Teresa has it covered. With no kids of her own, She loves kids (and likes giving them back to the parents. )
Follow these tips, and we will be on your way to capturing images you will cherish for ages.
1. Fotos By T Studio
Nobody wants to stand in the hot sun—or in the freezing cold—for an hour or more. This is why I have a studio that will keep you comfy outside and in.
Of course, remember that an overcast day can often lead to the best images, with even light across faces and nobody squinting.
2. Bring The Right Clothing
Long gone are the days of everyone wearing a white shirt and matching. Instead, pick a couple of colors and choose clothes that will fit in this color scheme.
Do you like bright colors? Neutrals? Since you will be hanging these photos in your house you want to make sure the colors of your clothes go with the color scheme of your home. Please Avoid all white or all black clothing. If we are shooting for a holiday card or other special occasion, think about a theme or prop's. Festive holiday attire or even ugly Christmas sweaters can be hilarious and of course we will then change into more neutral clothes for a year round "look".
Personally, I enjoy having an outfit in the mix that has all the colors in it. However, not everyone in the photo should wear patterns as it may distract the final image.
Start thinking of the clothes right away. You may think certain clothes will fit your kids or that one dress is clean. If you wait until the day of or day before you may run into an issue of clothes not fitting, being dirty or need to be dry cleaned.
Think classic. When is the ripped jean look going to fade? By choosing simple, classic clothes you will help give your images a timeless feel.
3. Prep The Kids
This is the most important tip for the young ones. Build it up to be a fun event that they look forward to, followed by a treat, like ice cream or a visit to their favorite toy store. I do have a treasure box of lollipops however maybe you have treats as well. Children should arrive with full bellies! Hungry children are unhappy children. If they still nap, make sure they get their full nap on the day of the shoot.
It is important to bring the kids to the session at their very best. A photo session is not the same as dropping them off at Grandma’s house!
4. Plan To Move
Even us adults can quickly tire of having their photo taken, but the more images we capture, in the most scenes and locations, the more variety and options you’ll have to choose from in your ordering appointement.
I will switch it up often so you do not get bored. I am going for the capture of candid moment’s so we will not be staying in one location for more than 20 min’s.
Deciding what to wear is half the battle. Teresa will handle the posing fun and entertainment!