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How to prep for your Family Session.
Prepping for your family session can be stressful but I’m here to help with you along the way.
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. Also, try to give them some grace to be little. 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.
Next, how to Prep your Spouse/Significant Other:
Make sure he is rested & fed – Haha! No, but really… being well-rested & fed applies to grown-ups too. I know I can get a little hangry. 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. Let him know 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, so you don’t feel rushed & anxious. 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. 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!
Finally, 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 son wasn’t listening well. You will look back on these pictures and remember this moment in time, and how quickly it went.
If you have any questions or are ready to invest in your own memories, fill out the simple contact form on my website. Let’s chat & retain your session! » JessicaFrancisPhotography.com/letchat
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