So excited to share with you how valuable photography is, why I'm passionate about providing this exclusive experience to you, why you should book photography sessions, & some precious moments I've been honored to be apart of. Follow along my journey of creating personal & timeless memories for quirky couples & fun-loving families in Ventura County, CA (between Thousand Oaks, Camarillo, & Ojai, CA).
Prep for family photos can be stressful, here are some tips to help you for your next family photography session.
First, how to prep the kids – make sure they are fed. Tell them what we will be doing & make it sound fun! Make this exciting for them by considering a reward/something to look forward to afterwards. Kids may take a little bit to warm up to the session but know that I will do my best to capture their authentic personalities & make their time worthwhile.
Second, how to prep your spouse/significant other – Let him know that the best thing he can do is to enjoy his family & let ME do the work to guide each member throughout your session. Remind him of how much this means to you & that you’re glad he is willing to be such a team player for an hour.
Then, how to prep yourself – make enough time to prepare on the day of your session. Let go of your need for perfection & enjoy the present moment with your family. It’s ok if your kids aren’t “perfect” during our time together. Furthermore, don’t worry about your kids not giving me their “real smiles.” I will work hard to get them smiling/laughing & will be sure to capture them at their best!
Above all, prep for family photos with ease. The most important thing for you to remember is to just enjoy your family. Let this be a time that you have fun with each other, tell silly stories, and laugh, a lot. Down the road, it won’t matter nearly as much if you were having nearly as much if you were having a bad hair day that day, or if your kid wasn’t listening well. Finally, you will look back on these pictures and remember this moment in time, and how quickly it went.
Let’s document some memories you’ll never forget! If you are ready to book your session or have any questions, please fill out my simple contact form: http://jessicafrancisphotography.com/letschat
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